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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Make your own cheese in rural Somerset at Hagley Bridge Farm

Make your own cheese in rural Somerset at Hagley Bridge Farm

Learn how to fill your fridge with cheese, yoghurt and butter made by your own fair hand.

Location: Watterow, Somerset

Activities
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Go wild swimming at Thurlestone Rock

Go wild swimming at Thurlestone Rock

Pull on your wetsuit and goggles and aim for Thurlestone Rock off the south Devon coast for a really wild swimming adventure.

Location: Thurlestone, Devon

Coast
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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

Budget
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Take a bargain break with all the trimmings at Totland

Take a bargain break with all the trimmings at Totland

On the west coast of the Isle of Wight, YHA Totland has the beach, heaps of countryside walks and great local attractions on its doorstep.

Location: Totland, Isle of Wight

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Lordenshaws Fort

Lordenshaws Fort

Explore the ancient heath and rolling farmland of Northumberland National Park.

Location: Northumberland National Park, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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See science come to life at The Time Machine

See science come to life at The Time Machine

Explore the hands on galleries featuring over 50 exhibits, or take part in the workshops with plenty of bangs, explosions and smelly effects.

Location: Harlow, Essex

Attractions
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Plan your day out at The British Ironwork Centre

Plan your day out at The British Ironwork Centre

Buy goods made from metal work at The British Ironwork Centre.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Picture Mr Darcy coming out of the lake

Picture Mr Darcy coming out of the lake

The magnificent house, gardens and deer park at Lyme Park was the filming location for the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice.

Location: Lyme Handley, Cheshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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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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Swing through the canopy with Tree Top Treks

Swing through the canopy with Tree Top Treks

Monkey about for a day and climb through the trees on our specially designed obstacle course and discover views previously reserved for the birds.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Forests and woodlands
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Rowton Castle

Rowton Castle

All the quirks of a 17th century castle mixed with plenty of modern luxuries and great food put simply, it’s got the lot.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Food and Drink
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Full steam ahead on the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Full steam ahead on the Kent and East Sussex Railway

Bring out your inner Casey Jones by stepping onto the footplate and heading out across the stunning Kent countryside.

Location: Tenterden, Kent

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Discover beautiful blooms at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Discover beautiful blooms at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Amazing azaleas, beautiful bluebells and magnificent magnolias – you will lose yourself within 180 acres of gardening wonderland.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

Price: From £9.10

Gardens and Parks
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Look to the skies at the Bournemouth Air Festival

Look to the skies at the Bournemouth Air Festival

A Mecca for aeroplane junmajestic display in the skies, the sea and on land.r Festival sees the RAF and Royal Navy put on a majestic display in the skies, the sea and on land.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Military history
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Enjoy a royal experience at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria

Enjoy a royal experience at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria

If you’ve ever wondered what it is to be treated like royalty, now is the chance to find out.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Price: From £71 for 2 adults

Luxury and indulgence
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Walk with wolves with Predator Experience

Walk with wolves with Predator Experience

Go on an exhilarating guided walk through the woodlands of the Lake District and learn all about life as a wolf.

Location: Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria

Countryside
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Enjoy family workshops Northern at Gallery for Contemporary Art

Enjoy family workshops Northern at Gallery for Contemporary Art

The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art presents changing exhibitions of new work by artists from the UK and abroad, bringing new art to new audiences.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Drink where the Black Prince once dined at the Maids Head

Drink where the Black Prince once dined at the Maids Head

With its origins as a guest house built by the early Bishops of Norwich, the Maids Head has been welcoming guests for more than 900 years.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Pubs and cocktail bars
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A Famous Five adventure

A Famous Five adventure

Follow in the footsteps of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five with some castle capers and a seaside adventure by steam railway.

Location: Corfe Castle, Dorset

Literature, film and TV
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Dig for buried treasure at Roman Vindolanda

Dig for buried treasure at Roman Vindolanda

See live archaeological excavations before your eyes at the ancient fort of Vindolanda.

Location: Vindolanda, Northumberland

Archaeological sites

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