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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The View from The Shard

The View from The Shard

View from the Shard

Location: London, Greater London

City
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Learn survival skills in The National Forest

Learn survival skills in The National Forest

Aspiring Bear Grylls and budding Ray Mears types should head to The National Forest, where you can pick up basic survival skills in no time.

Location: Moira, Leicestershire

Forests and woodlands
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See unusual sculptures in Grizedale Forest

See unusual sculptures in Grizedale Forest

Discover the unexpected, the quirky, the confounding and the confusing in Grizedale Forest with a whole host of art inspired by the landscape.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Get close to nature at Oxford Botanic Garden

Get close to nature at Oxford Botanic Garden

Pack your picnic and plan a day out at Oxford’s Botanic Garden where there is always something interesting to see in the gardens.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Gardens and Parks
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Get married in nautical style aboard the HMS Warrior

Get married in nautical style aboard the HMS Warrior

Have your wedding and reception aboard an ex-naval ship and tie the knot in the Captain's cabin.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Explore Woodbridge Tide Mill

Explore Woodbridge Tide Mill

Fans of focaccia and sough dough loaves, this one’s for you. Pop by The Tide Mill to discover a fascinating aspect of Woodbridge’s history: bread.

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk

Historic sites and icons
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Taste Tudor fare at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

Taste Tudor fare at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum

The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum, home to over 50 historic building exhibits, demonstrates how barley and hops are transformed into ale and beer.

Location: Singleton, Nr Chichester, West Sussex

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Experience a cultural awakening at Leeds Grand Theatre

Experience a cultural awakening at Leeds Grand Theatre

From ballet to opera, West End musicals to drama, Leeds Grand Theatre has it all under one roof.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Performing arts
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A shopping weekend in Birmingham

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Great shopping and cutting edge art in Britain's second city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Enjoy a city Christmas festival with a difference

Enjoy a city Christmas festival with a difference

Experience the timeless beauty of Durham City as you explore the traditional Durham Christmas festival this winter.

Location: Durham City, Durham

Festivals and carnivals
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Take a trip to the theatre in Worthing

Take a trip to the theatre in Worthing

Worthing’s four distinctive venues bring an ever changing combination of nostalgic and cutting edge theatre.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

Performing arts
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A tranquil city break at Jesmond Dene House Hotel

A tranquil city break at Jesmond Dene House Hotel

Set in quiet woodlands just minutes from the city centre, Jesmond Dene House Hotel is a perfect peaceful retreat for a romantic break.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Picturesque places
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Put your cycling skills to the test at Hamsterley Forest

Put your cycling skills to the test at Hamsterley Forest

Grab your bike and take on ‘The Loop’ - a circuit which includes features such as rock gardens and obstacles along the way.

Location: Durham Dales

Cycling
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You've heard the band, now visit the town

You've heard the band, now visit the town

Follow the trail to find 28 striking art works in and around Portishead’s Quays Marina, on the Severn Estuary, just south of Bristol.

Location: Portishead, Somerset

Tours and trails
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Discover DH Lawrence country

Discover DH Lawrence country

Discover DH Lawrence country on the edge of Nottingham and follow in the footsteps of the county's most controversial literary hero.

Location: Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

Literature, film and TV
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Pick up traditional rural skills on a Shropshire working farm

Pick up traditional rural skills on a Shropshire working farm

Ever wanted to rear pigs, make cider or preserve fruits? Take a traditional skills workshop at Acton Scott to learn how to live the ‘the good life’.

Location: Acton Scott, Shropshire

Activities
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Expect the unexpected with a visit to Croome

Expect the unexpected with a visit to Croome

Escape to Croome and explore its Palladian Bath stone mansion house set in extensive parkland designed by ‘Capability’ Brown.

Location: Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get close to the deer at the Red Deer rut

Get close to the deer at the Red Deer rut

The majestic red deer is our largest land mammal: a beautiful creature, from hoof to antler, whose iconic silhouette has captivated us for centuries.

Location: Minsmere, Suffolk

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Experience the ghastly world of the Tudors

Experience the ghastly world of the Tudors

Delve into Tudor life at this interactive museum in England's most haunted building.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Budget
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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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