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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Picnic at Rye House Gatehouse

Picnic at Rye House Gatehouse

The medieval Rye House Gatehouse makes an imposing background to any picnic.

Location: Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Find out what lies beneath Exeter's Underground Passages

Find out what lies beneath Exeter's Underground Passages

Explore a subterranean world beneath the city streets in Exeter's mysterious underground passages.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Going underground
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Get creative with wood at The National Forest Wood Fair

Get creative with wood at The National Forest Wood Fair

Whatever can be done with wood, you’re likely to experience it at The National Forest Wood Fair, set in the stunning Beacon Hill Country Park.

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

Forests and woodlands
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Be an engine driver for the day at STEAM

Be an engine driver for the day at STEAM

Try your hand at changing the signals, driving an engine and even walk under an 80 ton train at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway.

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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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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Eat and drink in Bristol's award-winning quayside luxury

Eat and drink in Bristol's award-winning quayside luxury

Bordeaux Quay is restaurant, brasserie, bar deli and more, all under one roof.

Location: Bristol

Food and Drink
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Take a riverside walk from Windsor to a gastro-pub lunch

Take a riverside walk from Windsor to a gastro-pub lunch

Follow the Thames Path from Windsor through the villages of Bray and Cookham with lunch options at great gastro-pubs or fine dining restaurants.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Activities
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Yoga on Bournemouth Beach

Yoga on Bournemouth Beach

There’s no better way to ease into a day in the bustling seaside town of Bournemouth than with a spot of yoga on the beach.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Coast
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Visit the hidden hedged gardens of Hill Close Gardens

Visit the hidden hedged gardens of Hill Close Gardens

See the rare survivals of Victorian gardens, which were used by townsfolk who wanted to an escape from the busy town centre.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Gardens and Parks
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Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Ever watched people punting and felt you’d like to have a go? Pick up a few tips at Cherwell Boathouse, grab the pole and off you go.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Unique Experiences
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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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Step into a midsummer night’s dream at Port Eliot Festival

Step into a midsummer night’s dream at Port Eliot Festival

Culture galore, plus the beautiful Cornish countryside make the Port Eliot Festival a truly magical summer event.

Location: Port Eliot, Cornwall

Gardens and Parks
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Adventure boat trips to Beachy Head

Adventure boat trips to Beachy Head

Jump aboard an adrenaline filled boat trip for a close up view of the stunning South Downs National Park coastline and Beachy Head lighthouse.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Boating
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Learn the history of our health at Thackray Medical Museum

Learn the history of our health at Thackray Medical Museum

Discover the history of medicine through the ages at the fascinating Thackray Medical Museum.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Budget
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Visit Europe's largest library

Visit Europe's largest library

The Library of Birmingham houses a million printed volumes, the largest number held by any public library in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Get a taste for Thai culture and cuisine at Bristol’s Thai Festival

Get a taste for Thai culture and cuisine at Bristol’s Thai Festival

Enjoy traditional dishes, dance and dress, while learning about the country’s unique culture, at Bristol’s annual Thai Festival.

Location: Bristol

Low cost
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Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Take a cruise on the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer

Savour the seaside at its most elegant and relaxing, but be warned – you might bump into Clevedon Pier’s resident ghost while waiting for the steamer.

Location: Clevedon, Somerset

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy a relaxing country escape at Billesley Manor Hotel

Enjoy a relaxing country escape at Billesley Manor Hotel

Enjoy England’s beautiful countryside at its rural best, along with great hospitality at Billesley Manor.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Strut your stuff with the LGBT community at Brighton Pride

Strut your stuff with the LGBT community at Brighton Pride

At Brighton Pride you can enjoy a risqué new drag act, dance till your heart’s content – and eat fish ‘n’ chips.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Free
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Enjoy a warm welcome & a hot meal Battlesteads Pub and Hotel

Enjoy a warm welcome & a hot meal Battlesteads Pub and Hotel

A warm welcome awaits you in the picturesque village of Wark, at Battlesteads Pub and Hotel - passionate about ales, beers, wines and being green.

Location: Hexham, Northumberland

Eating out

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