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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Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Seek out wild garlic flowers amongst Gloucestershire’s woodland

Wild garlic flowers are pretty little things to spot on a summer’s ramble in the Cotswolds, and make for a delicious addition to your salad bowl.

Location: The Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Picturesque places
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Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Find your sea legs and obtain an unrivalled view of Portsmouth’s naval heritage with a bracing harbour tour.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Explore Tintagel Castle

Explore Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle is full of legend and mystery. King Arthur, anyone?

Location: Tintagel, Cornwall

Coast
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Celebrate children’s creativity at the Juice Festival

Celebrate children’s creativity at the Juice Festival

Get up to NewcastleGateshead and be inspired by a festival centred around art and creativity in children.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Performing arts
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Get creative at Leeds’ centre for contemporary art and learning

Get creative at Leeds’ centre for contemporary art and learning

Immerse yourself in cutting-edge contemporary art and live performances at The Tetley in Leeds.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Rainy day ideas
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Picnic in Bath's most elevated park

Picnic in Bath's most elevated park

Enjoy stunning views of the World Heritage City of Bath from the steep hill-top setting of Alexandra Park.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Low cost
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Spot rare plants and wildlife on the Durham Heritage Coast

Spot rare plants and wildlife on the Durham Heritage Coast

Explore the colourful and dramatic landscape of the Durham Heritage Coast with its beaches, rugged cliffs and imposing headlands.

Location: Durham Coast

Beaches
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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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Cruising the Rochdale Canal

Cruising the Rochdale Canal

Lock, stock and swing bridge.

Location: Rochdale, Lancashire

Lakes and waterways
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Explore the city delights of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter

Explore the city delights of Derby’s Cathedral Quarter

Meander through Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, with arcades and hidden entrances, luxury hotel, specialist stores and independent retailers.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Shopping and fashion
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Posh Boats on The Broads

Posh Boats on The Broads

Take a well-earned break from life.

Location: The Broads, Norfolk

Boating
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Go pottery factory shopping in England’s ceramics capital

Go pottery factory shopping in England’s ceramics capital

Pick up anything, from fancy dinner services to pretty china tea sets, in any one of the city’s famous pottery factory shops.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Luxury and indulgence
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Spot a Great Spotted Woodpecker and meet foraging otters

Spot a Great Spotted Woodpecker and meet foraging otters

From otters to rare birds, go wildlife spotting at the London Wetlands Centre in Barnes.

Location: London

Family
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Experience the beauty of art outdoors in Blackpool

Experience the beauty of art outdoors in Blackpool

The Great Promenade Show is a series of outdoor art installations set on the 2km sea defences along Blackpool's South Shore.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Vintage escapes on the Isle of Wight

Vintage escapes on the Isle of Wight

Spend the weekend in a traditional 1960's bungalow, vintage caravan or other relic.

Location: Isle Of Wight

Unique Experiences
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Thrill yourself with some mayhem at Broadway Cinema

Thrill yourself with some mayhem at Broadway Cinema

Satisfy your need for thrills and spills, as Broadway Cinema delights you with their weird and wonderfully gruesome Mayhem Film Festival.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Music and nightlife
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Scenic cycling around Bath

Scenic cycling around Bath

Grab your bike and get ready to pedal through the longest cycle tunnel in Europe.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Unique Experiences
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Punting on the River Cam

Punting on the River Cam

Find your inner rhythm as you mess about on the river.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgshire

Boating
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Enjoy more time at Stourhead with a stay at The Spread Eagle

Enjoy more time at Stourhead with a stay at The Spread Eagle

This West Country pub with rooms is located on Stourhead, one of the National Trust’s finest estates.

Location: Stourhead, Wiltshire

Countryside
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Delve into the dark history of Hexham Old Gaol

Delve into the dark history of Hexham Old Gaol

If the kids start misbehave, why not 'treat' them to a trip to gaol. Hexham Old Gaol was built in 1330 and is England's oldest purpose-built prison.

Location: Hexham, Northumberland

Museums, galleries and libraries

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