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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Wander freely amongst the unspoilt woodlands of Hardcastle Crags

Wander freely amongst the unspoilt woodlands of Hardcastle Crags

Explore footpaths, cross rivers by stepping stone and breathe in that fresh Yorkshire air – all in 400 acres of unspoilt woodland at Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge.

Location: Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

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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
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Enjoy a family day out at Wentworth Castle & Gardens

Enjoy a family day out at Wentworth Castle & Gardens

Wentworth Castle and Stainborough Park houses some of the earliest gothic follies in the country.

Location: Barnsley, South Yorkshire

Gardens and Parks
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Explore the Norman fortress of Richmond Castle

Explore the Norman fortress of Richmond Castle

Built to subdue the unruly North of England, Richmond Castle sits against the stunning backdrop of the Yorkshire Dales.

Location: Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Visit Clacton on Sea

Visit Clacton on Sea

An iconic English seaside resort.

Location: Clacton on Sea, Essex

Seaside resorts
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See priceless art at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

See priceless art at Margate’s Turner Contemporary

Don’t miss Turner Contemporary, Margate’s world-class gallery, stacked high with cutting-edge art.

Location: Margate, Kent

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Steamboat Ride on Coniston Water

Steamboat Ride on Coniston Water

See the Coniston Old Man in a different light.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

Boating
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Wild Swimming in Grassington

Wild Swimming in Grassington

Grassington is an idyllic little Dales market town with a cobbled square, quirky shops and cosy pubs.

Location: Grassignton, North Yorkshire

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Get a taste for tea at the Twinings Tea Shop and Museum

Get a taste for tea at the Twinings Tea Shop and Museum

Learn about the history of Tom Twining’s shop and get an introduction to every type of tea.

Location: London, Greater London

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Meet feathered friends at Lotherton Hall Estate and Bird Garden

Meet feathered friends at Lotherton Hall Estate and Bird Garden

Get up close and personal with over 200 species of rare birds at Lotherton Hall in Aberford, near Leeds.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Gardens and Parks
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Get Sporty in Southsea

Get Sporty in Southsea

When the weather's good, you can’t beat Southsea with miles of beaches to explore, and a huge selection of sporting activities to keep you active.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Beaches
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Discover Portsmouth’s famous figures by bike

Discover Portsmouth’s famous figures by bike

The Famous Figures cycle ride takes you on a tour to uncover some of Portsmouth’s most well-known inhabitants of past and present.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales

Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales

Experience the legacy of the the Ice Age.

Location: Aysgarth, North Yorkshire

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Balloon ride over Bath

Balloon ride over Bath

For a unique perspective on Bath's Georgian architecture, take a hot air balloon trip over the city.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Architectural wonders
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Test your head for heights at the Adventure Rope Course

Test your head for heights at the Adventure Rope Course

The Adventure Rope Course is a 17 metre Activity Tower with LOTS of adrenalin-fuelled challenges attached to it.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Extreme Sports
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Get on your bike and take on the ‘Hills Killer’

Get on your bike and take on the ‘Hills Killer’

Do you have what it takes to battle your bike up the most challenging hills on the Isle of Wight?

Location: Freshwater, Isle of Wight

September events
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Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Enjoy a 360-degree Champagne view of Birmingham

Luxury and fizz, at the top an icon of Birmingham's exciting modernity.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Picturesque places
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Enjoy a cycle ride with sensational views at Sutton Bank

Enjoy a cycle ride with sensational views at Sutton Bank

With Yorkshire at your feet, head out on two wheels from Sutton Bank Bikes, a cycling centre located on the dramatic Sutton Bank escarpment.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

Cycling
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Prehistoric Skills in Norfolk

Prehistoric Skills in Norfolk

Fancy making your own bow and arrow?

Location: Thetford, Norfolk

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Enjoy real country cuisine in a quintessential village pub

Enjoy real country cuisine in a quintessential village pub

With locally sourced produce on the menu and a great selection of wines and real ales behind the bar it’s time to book a table at the Taverners Inn.

Location: Godshill, Isle of Wight

Pubs and cocktail bars

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