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.

1864 Experience Results

View results as:

loading
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
View Chester from an open-top vintage bus

View Chester from an open-top vintage bus

Ride the open-top vintage bus on a Chester Tour and see the city’s archaeological and architectural heritage.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Historic sites and icons
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
White knuckles all round at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

White knuckles all round at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

What's better than riding a rollercoster with the wind in your hair? Riding one that is right next to the beach.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Theme Parks
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Dine alfresco in the walled gardens at historic Swinton Park

Dine alfresco in the walled gardens at historic Swinton Park

The restored walled garden at historic Swinton Park is a delightful spot for lunch in the open-air.

Location: Ripon, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Myddelton House Gardens

Myddelton House Gardens

Discover the compelling story of famous botanist, Edward Augustus Bowles, at one of London's best kept secrets.

Location: Enfield, London

Hidden gems
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Visit the Jacobean splendor of Temple Newsam

Visit the Jacobean splendor of Temple Newsam

There’s plenty to keep you amused at Temple Newsam, including the country’s greatest collections of decorative arts and a rare breeds farm.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
The Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum

How was the world's first underwater tunnel built?

Location: London, Greater London

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Relax in Trelissick Gardens

Relax in Trelissick Gardens

Okay, so you’ve strolled along the beach and had a couple of surf lessons, what else is there to do in Cornwall?

Location: Truro, Cornwall

Gardens and Parks
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Visit Lord Byron’s home at Newstead Abbey

Visit Lord Byron’s home at Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey is nestled right in the heart of Nottinghamshire’s countryside, surrounded by sweeping gardens and picturesque parkland.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Curios and vintage shopping

Curios and vintage shopping

If you’re looking for a new wardrobe, lose yourself in Bristol.

Location: Bristol

Shopping and fashion
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians at Buttermere

Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians at Buttermere

Discover the haunting tale of the Maid of Buttermere, a story so evocative that the Victorians came in their droves to view this mysterious of places.

Location: Buttermere, Cumbria

Walking and hiking
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Discovering Digbeth

Discovering Digbeth

Discover Birmingham's beating heart - a hub of pubs, clubs and creativity.

Location: Digbeth, West Midlands

Neighbourhoods
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Drink real ales at The Castle Hotel

Drink real ales at The Castle Hotel

Try your hand at Shove ha’penny, bar billiards and sample some really fine real ale in Shropshire’s brewing capital.

Location: Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

Regional specialities
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Providing entertainment since 1907 Sunderland Empire has seen big stars grace its stage, from Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin to Billy Connolly.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Literature, film and TV
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Soak up the fun at Gloucester Quays' Victorian Christmas Market

Enjoy a traditional shopping experience in Gloucester, featuring Victorian characters, brass bands, choirs, entertainers and a traditional carousel.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Festivals and carnivals
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Paranormal experiences at Tudor House and Garden

Paranormal experiences at Tudor House and Garden

Wonder what life was like during Henry VIII’s reign? Step in to the past in an ancient Southampton home.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Watch the sun set over the Thames as you dine al fresco

Watch the sun set over the Thames as you dine al fresco

Explore the London borough of Richmond upon Thames and stay the night in a beautiful Georgian townhouse.

Location: London

Eating out
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
From bed chambers to torture chambers at Hever Castle

From bed chambers to torture chambers at Hever Castle

Visit Hever Castle’s grisly Council Chamber containing collections of swords, armour and gruesome instruments of execution, torture and discipline.

Location: Hever, Kent

Castles and Historic Properties
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Find treasures at Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens

Find treasures at Powell-Cotton Museum, Quex House & Gardens

Delve into the fascinating story of Major Powell-Cotton’s adventures at Quex House and Gardens.

Location: Birchington, Kent

Museums, galleries and libraries

Filter By:

Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a new account