Summer holidays

Grab your shades and escape with the kids for summer activities on the beach, from surfing frothy waves to building sand castles whilst cooling down with an ice cream. Spend summer holidays hunting for fossils along the Jurassic Coast, or spotting dolphins on the Lizard peninsula. Lose yourself to the sounds of your favourite band at a music festival, or enjoy a Shakespearian play under the stars. Feel the summer breeze on your face as you explore scenic country paths on foot, two wheels or even four hooves, and finish off with a tall glass of something cool in the gardens of a country pub. 

Things to do in summer

Find summer holiday ideas in England, UK

Big big summer holiday

Big thrills. Sandy coves ready for bucket and spade action. Great memories come from spending time together. It’s what family summer holidays are all about.

Find outdoor activities in England, UK

Outdoor activities

England’s great outdoors is there for the taking. So grab the kids and get outside on one of our family adventure holidays.

Find coastal holidays in England,

Contemporary coast

We like to think there’s more to seaside life than sandcastles. With England’s coastal towns packed with contemporary cool, there’s so much to do.

Find gardens and parks in England, UK

Blooming England

If you’ve got a passion for petals, take a look at our suggestions of where to see summer flowers.

Find city breaks in England, UK

Cities uncovered

So you think you know England’s cities? Scratch the surface and you’ll be surprised at what’s revealed.

Find cycling holidays in England, UK

Cycle England

The rhythmic fizz of rubber on tarmac. Powering under your own steam through the soft summer air. Nothing quite beats a bit of bike action.

Find festivals in England, UK

Festival fever

With festivals in England showcasing everything from books to brie, you’re guaranteed to find a weekend shindig to float your boat.

Find rural breaks in England, UK

The getaway not faraway

Whether soaking up the scenery or walking a long-distance footpath, the English countryside summer soothes the soul.

Find wine tasting experiences and breweries in England, UK

Grapes, hops and junipers

This is a great time to get out and discover the quirky stories and picturesque settings behind our grapes and our grain.

Find couple holidays in England, UK

Hot summer nights

Add a bit of ooh la la to your love life with our summer holidays for couples. From tranquil country escapes to sizzling summer date ideas.

Find picnic spots in England, UK

Picnic walks

From sun-dappled glades to manicured lawns presided over by stately piles, we share our top picnic picks.

Find historic houses and castle breaks in England, UK

Throwing the doors open

Reach out and touch the past on historic holidays throughout England this summer.

Find seaside holidays in England, UK

Whatever the weather

Deserted bay or gourmet. All the fun of the fair or all the quiet you could ask for. The seaside you choose is up to you, not the weather.

Find sporting events in England, UK

Summer sporting events

Summertime brings a packed programme of UK sporting events, where we can join in the excitement and cheer on the home side.

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