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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Splurge on date night in Manchester’s luxurious hot spots

Splurge on date night in Manchester’s luxurious hot spots

Your romantic getaway is just round the corner; visit some of the city’s most sumptuous hot spots for indulgent cuisine and spectacular skyline views.

Location: Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester

Heritage
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Enjoy an interactive fun-filled family day out, Eureka!

Enjoy an interactive fun-filled family day out, Eureka!

Eureka! in Halifax inspires children to learn all about themselves and the world around them by playing, imagining, experimenting and having fun.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

Activities
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From jazz music to tall ships, enjoy Cotswolds spring events

From jazz music to tall ships, enjoy Cotswolds spring events

Spend a short break in Cheltenham feasting on the musical delights of Cheltenham Jazz Festival, then head to Gloucester for the Tall Ships Festival.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire/The Cotswolds

Festivals and carnivals
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Pamper yourself at the Matfen Hall Hotel

Pamper yourself at the Matfen Hall Hotel

Elegance and luxury set in 300 acres of beautiful Northumbrian countryside.

Location: Matfen, Northumberland

Spa breaks and pampering
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Recreate the real Alice in Wonderland’s river trip

Recreate the real Alice in Wonderland’s river trip

Take an Oxford River Cruise trip along the Thames (or Isis as it’s called in Oxford) just like the real Alice in Wonderland many years ago.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Lakes and waterways
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Swing from the rafters at the Hundred House Hotel

Swing from the rafters at the Hundred House Hotel

Shropshire’s Hundred House Hotel has always prided itself on being a bit different – its rooms come with swings.

Location: Telford, Shropshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Take to the seas at Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Take to the seas at Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Want to get off terra firma onto the high seas? Join Portsmouth Watersports Centre for one of their exhilarating water-based courses and activities.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Watersports
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Stay at Hoax, a hostel with a difference

Stay at Hoax, a hostel with a difference

Spend a weekend in Liverpool and stay at a hostel with a difference – it’s dormitories, but not as you know it.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Low cost
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Experience the beauty of art outdoors in Blackpool

Experience the beauty of art outdoors in Blackpool

The Great Promenade Show is a series of outdoor art installations set on the 2km sea defences along Blackpool's South Shore.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Eat authentic Italian food at Bibis Italianissimo

Eat authentic Italian food at Bibis Italianissimo

Be wined, dined and entertained at this decadent 1920s themed Italian restaurant and cocktail bar.

Location: Leeds, Yorkshire

Heritage
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Meet the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington

Meet the mysterious Long Man of Wilmington

Take a trip to discover this incredible figure situated on the South Downs, near Eastbourne.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Wine and dine beside the lit-up ruins of Newark Castle

Wine and dine beside the lit-up ruins of Newark Castle

Wine and dine beside the lit-up ruins of Newark Castle.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Enjoy creature comforts at the Dandelion Hideaway

Down on the farm there are tents that think they’re cottages, roll-top baths, proper beds, fresh food, plenty of fresh air, and plenty to see and do.

Location: Osbaston, Leicestershire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Step back in time on Bristol's Pirate Walks

Meet Pirate Pete, a swash-buckling buccaneer with a swords-and-all knowledge of Bristol’s gruesome pirate past.

Location: Bristol

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Immerse yourself in art, music and culture in Bury St Edmunds

Immerse yourself in art, music and culture in Bury St Edmunds

Enjoy a great cultural holiday in the historic town of Bury St Edmunds, this year celebrating 800 years since Magna Carta was signed.

Location: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Culture
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Heights of Abraham

Heights of Abraham

Country park and caverns set in 60 acres of woodland.

Location: Matlock, Derbyshire

Attractions
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 Shop at a market that dates back to Saxon times

Shop at a market that dates back to Saxon times

The first written record of a market in Norwich is in the 1086 Domesday Book - that’s quite a history of wheeling and dealing.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Budget
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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Explore 300 acres of plants in one of the world's leading botanic gardens.

Location: Richmond, Greater London

Gardens and Parks
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See new movies first at CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

See new movies first at CINECITY Brighton Film Festival

You can catch a must-see movie ahead of its release and question the director about what inspired them at the CINECITY Brighton Film Festival.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Culture
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Coast to countryside views from Arundel Castle

Coast to countryside views from Arundel Castle

Explore Arundel’s rich history and heritage with re-enactments and family fun-days at Arundel Castle.

Location: Arundel, West Sussex

Castles and Historic Properties

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