Things to do

The words ‘I’m bored’ aren’t welcome here. Especially when we have heaps of holiday ideas and things to do in England for you discover based on your interests. We’ve got fun-fuelled breaks for families, holidays for flocks of friends, romantic getaways for love birds, city breaks for culture vultures and rural escapes for tree huggers - think of us as your England travel guide. Get filtering to find your perfect holiday in England.

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Party in the City during the City of London Festival

Party in the City during the City of London Festival

Each summer the City of London Festival brings the City's buildings & spaces to life with music, street arts, film, walks & talks; much of it free.

Location: London, Greater London

Festivals and carnivals
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Full steam ahead on the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Full steam ahead on the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Bring out your inner Casey Jones by stepping onto the footplate and heading out across the stunning Kent countryside.

Location: Tenterden, Kent

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Spot the wildlife on a family bike ride in Hamsterley Forest

Spot the wildlife on a family bike ride in Hamsterley Forest

Explore the forest on a fun family bike ride, and see if you can spot the grey squirrels.

Location: Durham Dales

Cycling
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Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

Get your jazz hands out for the Scarborough Jazz Festival

Each September the annual Scarborough Jazz Festival provides the ideal tonic for music lovers to wash away those summer blues.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Events
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Famous Figures Cycle Ride

Famous Figures Cycle Ride

Explore Portsmouth maritime history and the city's most famous sons.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

Historic sites and icons
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Walk the cobblestones & pick up a treat at Leadenhall Market

Walk the cobblestones & pick up a treat at Leadenhall Market

Meander through the covered walkways and explore all this historical market has to offer.

Location: London, Greater London

Markets
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Take a riverside walk from Windsor to a gastro-pub lunch

Take a riverside walk from Windsor to a gastro-pub lunch

Follow the Thames Path from Windsor through the villages of Bray and Cookham with lunch options at great gastro-pubs or fine dining restaurants.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Activities
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Be Inspired at the Ferens Art Gallery

Be Inspired at the Ferens Art Gallery

Discover art at Hull’s award winning Ferens Art Gallery, with permanent collections spanning the medieval period to the present day.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Spend a day at The Dower House Garden

Spend a day at The Dower House Garden

The Dower House Garden occupies a 1.5 acre site within the grounds of the National Trust’s Morville Hall, near Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

Location: Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Gardens and Parks
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Travel across Hampshire’s countryside on the Watercress Line

Travel across Hampshire’s countryside on the Watercress Line

Witness the sights, sounds, smells and magic of steam travel from a bygone age and journey through Hampshire’s countryside on a restored steam train.

Location: Alresford, Hampshire

Attractions
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Indulge your very own water-babies at The Sandcastle Waterpark

Indulge your very own water-babies at The Sandcastle Waterpark

The Sandcastle Waterpark is home to Masterblaster, the world’s longest indoor rollercoaster waterslide, and so much more.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Coast
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Marvel at the great dome at St Paul's Cathedral

Marvel at the great dome at St Paul's Cathedral

St Paul's is one of London’s most recognisable landmarks. Step inside and enjoy the cathedral's awe-inspiring interior.

Location: London, Greater London

Heritage
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Emirates Old Trafford

Emirates Old Trafford

Emirates Old Trafford is now an all-encompassing Cricket Club and Business Venue.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2014 - Gold winners
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Little White Alice

Little White Alice

Sustainability is at the heart of every decision made at Little White Alice, from the materials they have used to build their holiday cottages to the renewable energy that runs them.

Location: Carnmenellis, Cornwall

Countryside
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Get the giggles at Bath Comedy Festival

Get the giggles at Bath Comedy Festival

Laugh your socks off at Bath’s premier comedy event -– as it continues to grow.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Performing arts
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Walk on air at the Spinnaker Tower

Walk on air at the Spinnaker Tower

Experience the remarkable feeling of walking across the Sky Walk, the Spinnaker Tower's large glass floor - 100 metres above sea level.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Discover Lowther Castle & Gardens

Discover Lowther Castle & Gardens

See the ruins of the castle and take a peak at 130 acres of rediscovered gardens, now one of the largest restoration projects in Europe.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Castles and Historic Properties
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Take a walk on the wild side at Marsden Moor

Take a walk on the wild side at Marsden Moor

Unspoilt valleys, reservoirs, peaks and crags make up the beautiful landscape of Marsden Moor perfect for all things outdoors.

Location: Marsden, West Yorkshire

Walking and hiking
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Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature on your bike

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of nature on your bike

Operating along the Yorkshire Coast from 1885 until 1965, the old railway line is now a quiet off-road route that is perfect for cyclists.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Cycling
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Experience York’s Literature Festival

Experience York’s Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Literature, film and TV

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