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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Stroll along the promenade

Stroll along the promenade

Take a seafront walk from Brighton to Hove, starting out at the iconic Brighton Pier, and heading west along the beachfront promenade.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Walking and hiking
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Watch films for free at the Tyneside cinema

Watch films for free at the Tyneside cinema

If the sound of free cinema and cheap drinks is up your street, then Tyneside Cinema’s free film night could be just thing.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Free
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Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Sissinghurst is known to green-fingered enthusiasts world-over as the epitome of an English country garden.

Location: Sissinghurst, Kent

Picturesque places
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Midsomer Murders in the Chiltern Hills

Midsomer Murders in the Chiltern Hills

Recognisable by many Midsomer Murders fans, The Stag and Huntsman is located in the beautiful village of Hambleden.

Location: Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

Literature, film and TV
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Paint your own dinner service

Paint your own dinner service

Painting your own pottery is fun whatever the weather.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Listen to the choirboys at Winchester Cathedral

Listen to the choirboys at Winchester Cathedral

Experience the spine-tingling echoes of the choristers, acclaimed as being one of the best cathedral choirs in Britain, as they sing evensong.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Performing arts
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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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Feel the thrill of the grill at Weber Grill Academy

Feel the thrill of the grill at Weber Grill Academy

Have you made Sunday roast or cooked the Christmas turkey outside on the BBQ? No? You've never lived, according to Oxfordshire's Weber Grill Academy.

Location: Marsh Baldon, Oxfordshire

Food and Drink
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Discover the recipe for love at Tideswell School of Food

Discover the recipe for love at Tideswell School of Food

Stoke up the fires of love, and share your passion for food on a cookery course at Tideswell School of Food.

Location: Tideswell, Derbyshire

Cookery courses
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Fly a Falcon

Fly a Falcon

Get up close and personal with birds of prey.

Location: Simonburn, Northumberland

Activities
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Bronze Age living at Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Bronze Age living at Flag Fen Archaeology Park

Travel back 3,500 years to discover a prehistoric causeway at one of the finest Bronze Age archaeological site in Northern Europe, discovered 1982.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Archaeological sites
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Delve into the Aviation History of RAF Cranwell

Delve into the Aviation History of RAF Cranwell

Learn about the first Military Air Academy in the world and discover its aviation history dating back to World War 1.

Location: Cranwell, Lincolnshire

Military history
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Relax and recharge at The Grosvenor Hotel and Spa

Relax and recharge at The Grosvenor Hotel and Spa

Indulge in a day spa escape at The Grosvenor Hotel and Spa in Pulford.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Luxury and indulgence
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Plan a day at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Plan a day at Shrewsbury Flower Show

Shrewsbury is a pretty floral place most of the time, as you might expect for a town where Percy Thrower was Parks Superintendent for 28 years.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Visit the hidden hedged gardens of Hill Close Gardens

Visit the hidden hedged gardens of Hill Close Gardens

See the rare survivals of Victorian gardens, which were used by townsfolk who wanted to an escape from the busy town centre.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Gardens and Parks
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Watch the Lord Mayor brand cars in the Cart Marking ceremony

Watch the Lord Mayor brand cars in the Cart Marking ceremony

From handcarts and horse-drawn carriages to steam-driven vehicles and London busses; see this parade of vehicles as they are marked with a red hot iron.

Location: London, Greater London

Festivals and carnivals
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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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Enjoy a romantic getaway in Brighton

Enjoy a romantic getaway in Brighton

Brighton has a long tradition of being a place for couples to enjoy being together.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Catch a show at an award-winning kids’ theatre

Catch a show at an award-winning kids’ theatre

Looking for something to keep the kids entertained and adults smiling? Try a show or creative workshop at the egg.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Rainy day ideas
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Uncover a political scandal at Cliveden House

Uncover a political scandal at Cliveden House

Pay a visit to the stately home in Buckinghamshire where John Profumo met Christine Keeler.

Location: Taplow, Buckinghamshire

Castles and Historic Properties

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