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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Small pleasures come free at Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

Small pleasures come free at Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

Just a few small snowdrops bring cheer to the colder, shorter days of England’s winter, and seen at Dimminsdale, they’re simply breathtaking.

Location: Staunton Harold, Leicestershire

Free
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Cast a spell at Arley Hall and Gardens

Cast a spell at Arley Hall and Gardens

Explore the magical home of multi-part movie, 'Evermoor', a Disney production filmed at Arley Hall and Gardens in Cheshire's Northwich.

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Gardens and Parks
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Get festival fever during May in Brighton and Hove

Get festival fever during May in Brighton and Hove

The seaside city comes alive with four fantastic festivals taking place in one month of madness.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

May events
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A taste of farmhouse luxury in Kent

A taste of farmhouse luxury in Kent

Luxury accommodation at Alkham Court with four individually styled bedrooms, each with their own charm.

Location: Nr Dover, Kent

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Burgh Island Hotel

Burgh Island Hotel

A luxurious Art-Deco hotel off the coast of Devon.

Location: Burgh Island, Devon

Coast
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Stay in a cottage built by an amazing Victorian inventor

Stay in a cottage built by an amazing Victorian inventor

Experience Cragside in Northumberland as many have never seen it before – by staying in the spectacular and dramatic grounds of the Cragside Estate.

Location: Rothbury, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Watch illuminated floats at Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

Watch illuminated floats at Bridgwater Guy Fawkes Carnival

Experience the West Country tradition of ‘squibbing’ at the UK’s largest winter carnival.

Location: Bridgwater, Somerset

Culture
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Enjoy unique food experiences at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

Enjoy unique food experiences at 1884 Dock Street Kitchen

A dining experience with a difference, 1884 takes diners on a journey.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Eating out
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Explore Cardiff's castles and coastline

Explore Cardiff's castles and coastline

While Rugby World Cup 2015 is primarily hosted in England, some matches take place across the border in another country with a real passion for the sport – Wales.

Location: Wales

Rugby World Cup host cities
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The Brunel Museum

The Brunel Museum

How was the world's first underwater tunnel built?

Location: London, Greater London

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Taste the catch of the day in Staithes and Whitby

Taste the catch of the day in Staithes and Whitby

Let local fishermen and restaurants share their secrets as you sample some of the best food along the North York Moors National Park's coastline.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

National Parks
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Explore the bustling harbour at Maryport

Explore the bustling harbour at Maryport

Watch brightly-coloured trawlers unload the days’ catch, enjoy a bracing walk or coastal cycle, sample locally caught fish or go to a festival.

Location: Maryport, Cumbria

Coastal towns
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Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Stanley Park is renowned for being one of the region's finest parks.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Family
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All the fun of the fair with Dorset’s summer festivals

All the fun of the fair with Dorset’s summer festivals

Dorset entertains the whole family all summer long hosting an array of amazing events and festivals that are unique, nostalgic or just plain fun!

Location: Dorset

Coast
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Live life in the fast lane with Manchester’s sports centres

Live life in the fast lane with Manchester’s sports centres

Manchester is not just for football fans. Unleash your adventurous side this season and sample some of the city’s cycling and swimming activities.

Location: Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester

Cycling
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Don your tweeds for the Nottinghamshire County Show

Don your tweeds for the Nottinghamshire County Show

As the season changes, May is your chance to enjoy the spring sunshine with an action-packed day at the Nottinghamshire County Show.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Activities
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Enjoy a football day out in Manchester

Enjoy a football day out in Manchester

Explore the National Football Museum and enjoy stadium tours around not one, but two of the world’s biggest clubs.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Underground & over ground adventures at Go Ape

Underground & over ground adventures at Go Ape

Release your Tarzan and journey to the centre of the earth on an epic double adventure in Derbyshire’s beautiful Buxton.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

Forests and woodlands
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Enjoy summer-themed tea time treats at the Pump Room

Enjoy summer-themed tea time treats at the Pump Room

Kids can enjoy a special holiday treat with the new children’s afternoon tea at the Pump Room Restaurant.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Castles and Historic Properties
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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Follow in the footsteps of Dumbledore and Robin Hood.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties

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