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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Visit a museum of discovery at Snibston

Visit a museum of discovery at Snibston

Take a journey around Snibston and discover 500 years of technological innovation, and it the impact it has had on our everyday lives.

Location: Coalville, Leicestershire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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A right royal bike ride in Norfolk

A right royal bike ride in Norfolk

The perfect place for a cycling break with a royal twist.

Location: Norfolk

Picturesque places
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Watch illuminated floats at Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

Watch illuminated floats at Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

Experience the West Country tradition of ‘squibbing’ at the UK’s largest winter carnival.

Location: Bridgwater, Somerset

Culture
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Enjoy a family day out at Batsford Arboretum

Enjoy a family day out at Batsford Arboretum

Batsford Arboretum is home to one of the country’s largest private tree collection with 56 acres of wild gardens, paths and streams.

Location: Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire

Gardens and Parks
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Ice-cream galore at Cheshire Farm

Ice-cream galore at Cheshire Farm

Kids are kept happy with more than 40 delicious flavours of ice creams, an outdoor play area, animal corner, quad bikes, mini golf and more...

Location: Tattenhall, Cheshire

Regional specialities
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Find the perfect outfit at Trentham Shopping Village

Find the perfect outfit at Trentham Shopping Village

Situated on a beautiful estate you’ll experience shopping in a charming timber lodge village.

Location: Trentham, Staffordshire

Shopping and fashion
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Take a tour of Lancaster Castle

Take a tour of Lancaster Castle

Uncover the history of this former court and prison, including it most famous “residents”, the Lancashire Witches.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled cycling in Whinlatter Forest

Enjoy some adrenaline-fuelled cycling in Whinlatter Forest

Whinlatter puts the mountain into mountain biking, making full use of its landscape to offer some fantastic trails.

Location: Whinlatter, Cumbria

Cycling
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Take a guided walking tour and discover the real Colchester

Take a guided walking tour and discover the real Colchester

Britain’s oldest recorded town has a raft of different tours exploring different aspects of the town’s history, all hugely enjoyable too.

Location: Colchester, Essex

Tours and trails
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Discover the secret garden of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Discover the secret garden of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage

Pay a visit to Anne Hathaway’s family home - the place William Shakespeare courted his future wife.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Gardens and Parks
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Give your tastebuds a feast with L’Enclume in Cumbria

Give your tastebuds a feast with L’Enclume in Cumbria

Don’t miss a visit to Simon Rogan’s signature restaurant L’Enclume, set in the genteel mediaeval village of Cartmel.

Location: Cartmel, Cumbria

Romance
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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace

Discover why Henry VIII had a soft spot for this place.

Location: London, Greater London

Castles and Historic Properties
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Explore an oasis of horticultural splendour

Explore an oasis of horticultural splendour

Colchester's distinctive heritage comes to life at Castle Park. This site of national importance contains evidence of 2000 years of history.

Location: Colchester, Essex

Castles and Historic Properties
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Revel in one of Europe's greatest folk festivals

Revel in one of Europe's greatest folk festivals

Join thousands in enjoying some of the finest folk music on Earth, at a gorgeous country hall in Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Music and nightlife
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Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

The Deep transports you to an underwater world where you can walk through Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Attractions
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Over a quarter of a century as Bristol's maritime darling

Over a quarter of a century as Bristol's maritime darling

Whether it's a party or a romantic meal for two, do it in style: floating in Bristol's pretty harbour.

Location: Bristol

Food and Drink
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Climb trees in the Stourhead estate

Climb trees in the Stourhead estate

Join qualified tree-climbers for an exciting tree-top adventure.

Location: Stourton, Wiltshire

Activities
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Spooky Salisbury ghost walks

Spooky Salisbury ghost walks

Join Salisbury City Guides as they search for Salisbury’s secretive ghosts.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Tours and trails
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Performing art at the Ropetackle Arts Centre

Performing art at the Ropetackle Arts Centre

Immerse yourself in the arts at this newly-built, intimate venue located on the bank of the River Adur.

Location: Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

Performing arts
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Take part in a 900-year-old tradition

Take part in a 900-year-old tradition

Walk along Winchester’s water meadows to a beautiful medieval almshouse and you are following in the footsteps of weary travellers through the ages.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties

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