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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Take to the slopes in Dorset

Take to the slopes in Dorset

The Snowtrax alpine activity centre will transport you to the mountains for the day.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Forests and woodlands
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Dine in a Medieval Bishop’s Palace

Dine in a Medieval Bishop’s Palace

Enjoy fine dining and stunning rooms at The Old Palace - a 300 year old palace near Lincoln Cathedral.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

Experience the Blitz spirit at Stockport Air Raid Shelters

See how Britain survived the Blitz as you negotiate this dark labyrinth of tunnels at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

Location: Stockport, Greater Manchester

Military history
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Unleash your wild side at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Unleash your wild side at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Port Lympne is home to over 700 rare and endangered animals, including western lowland gorillas, the largest herd of black rhino in the UK and more.

Location: Lympne, Kent

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Get married in the French-chateau style Portsmouth Museum

Get married in the French-chateau style Portsmouth Museum

With its turrets and landscaped gardens complete with maze, Portsmouth Museum built in 1880 is an idyllic, almost fairytale location for your perfect day.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Wedding celebrations
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Bristol Harbourside

Bristol Harbourside

Bristol's Harbourside is alive with pure West Country energy.

Location: Bristol, Somerset

Eating out
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Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Book a stay in a converted 19th century fort, where sea views and dreamy skies are all part of the décor.

Location: Shingle Street, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
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East meets West Yorkshire at the Royal Armouries

East meets West Yorkshire at the Royal Armouries

Travel back in time to the great civilisations of Asia inside the Royal Armouries’ Oriental gallery.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Let’s face it, British animals can be fairly tame (bless ‘em). At least, compared to tigers, Chilean flamingos, Asiatic lions and tropical reptiles they are – all of which you’ll find at Paignton Zoo in Devon.

Location: Paignton, Devon

Coastal towns
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Visit Brockholes Nature Reserve’s unique floating visitor centre

Visit Brockholes Nature Reserve’s unique floating visitor centre

Everyone is welcome at Brockholes, near Preston. Whether you’re a naturalist or a beginner, there’s something for you to enjoy and lots of chances for you to get close to nature.

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Tullie House Museum

Uncover Britain’s Roman history at Tullie House Museum

Explore the impact of Hadrian’s Wall then and now in this immersive gallery in Cumbria.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Experience life in a WWI trench at the Lancashire Museum

Experience life in a WWI trench at the Lancashire Museum

Tens of thousands of proud Lancastrians perished in the Great War, whose experiences in the trenches are brought to life at the Museum of Lancashire in Preston.

Location: Preston, Lancashire

Military history
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Witness the thrill of the race at Barbury International Horse Trials

Witness the thrill of the race at Barbury International Horse Trials

Saddle up for this three-day event, which tests the strength and stamina of horses and their riders.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

Sport
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Explore Cambridge and Grantchester on two wheels

Explore Cambridge and Grantchester on two wheels

Follow in the footsteps of the Tour de France and Rupert Brooke with a cycle out of Cambridge to the historical village of Grantchester.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Activities
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Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

Get merry on local brews at the Robin Hood Beer Festival

With its fine selection of food stalls, many of which offer local produce, Nottingham's Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is a great place for foodies.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Cycling holidays with Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Cycling holidays with Wheely Wonderful Cycling

Wheely Wonderful cycling organises holidays throughout South Shropshire.

Location: Ludlow, Shropshire

Cycling
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Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walk up, down and around the inside of this iconic part of London’s skyline.

Location: London, Greater London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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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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Take part in a 900-year-old tradition

Take part in a 900-year-old tradition

Walk along Winchester’s water meadows to a beautiful medieval almshouse and you are following in the footsteps of weary travellers through the ages.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries... time to get picking and fill those baskets at Parkside Farm.

Location: Enfield, London

Low cost

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