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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Sheffield Park Garden

Sheffield Park Garden

The perfect place for relaxation and nature photography.

Location: Brighton, East Sussex

Lakes and waterways
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Steamboat Ride on Coniston Water

Steamboat Ride on Coniston Water

See the Coniston Old Man in a different light.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

Boating
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Dance to live music at the Southsea bandstand

Dance to live music at the Southsea bandstand

Is there a better summer afternoon than a fantastic free programme of music and dance in a beautiful natural amphitheatre looking out to sea?

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Music and nightlife
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Walk in the footsteps of a king at Norwich Castle

Walk in the footsteps of a king at Norwich Castle

Imagine yourself 800 years ago walking to see the King, eyes drawn to the intricate stone carvings of the Bigod arch as you enter the bustling keep.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Castles and Historic Properties
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Learn to sea kayak in St Austell Bay

Learn to sea kayak in St Austell Bay

Renowned for its kayaking opportunities with its sheltered beaches and harbours, St Austell Bay is the ideal location for family fun on the water.

Location: St Austell, Cornwall

Watersports
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Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

Grab your paddle for an exploration of Bristol’s Harbour

Set out on a water sports adventure in Bristol’s beautiful and historic Harbour. It’s the perfect setting for learning to paddleboard, canoe or sail.

Location: Bristol

Watersports
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Shop till you drop on a city break in buzzing Manchester

Shop till you drop on a city break in buzzing Manchester

A world famous emporium, unique gifts and fine, locally sourced food - Manchester has it all this summer.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Shopping and fashion
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Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Travel back to the 1930s at Berkonscot Model Village

Bekonscot is the world’s oldest and original model village and model railway, and a tribute to one man’s eccentricity.

Location: Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Be at one with nature at Dyrham Park

Be at one with nature at Dyrham Park

Spend the day navigating nature trails, indulging in a cream tea and exploring 17th century stately home, Dyrham Park.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Castles and Historic Properties
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Marvel at unique and priceless Spanish art in the Vale of Durham

Marvel at unique and priceless Spanish art in the Vale of Durham

Visit Auckland Castle in the Vale of Durham and enjoy the beauty and majesty of unique and priceless Spanish art never seen before in public.

Location: Vale of Durham, Durham

Castles and Historic Properties
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Have some fun at Kendal Calling

Have some fun at Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions.

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Festivals and carnivals
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Uncover ghostly Brighton

Uncover ghostly Brighton

Brighton is believed to be one of the most haunted cities in England.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Tours and trails
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East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway

A train journey with a nineteenth century throwback.

Location: Bolton, Greater Manchester

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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A stately experience at Weston Park

A stately experience at Weston Park

See what it is like to live like an Earl in this beautiful stately home.

Location: Weston under Lizard, Shropshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Indulge in a pampering Ila Chakra Wellbeing Couples Experience

Indulge in a pampering Ila Chakra Wellbeing Couples Experience

Rekindle the flames of love on a romantic break at the luxury five-star Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa near Malmesbury, Wiltshire.

Location: nr Malmesbury, Wiltshire

Lifestyle
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See the UK's first ever Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in Durham

See the UK's first ever Yves Saint Laurent exhibition in Durham

The first ever Yves Saint Laurent exhibition to take place in the UK will be held at the Bowes Museum in the Durham Dales in the summer of 2015.

Location: Durham Dales

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Toe tapping & hip wiggling at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Toe tapping & hip wiggling at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

For 16 days during May, Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance creating a plethora of entertainment for all ages.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Festivals and carnivals
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Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

Don your chef’s hat at Birmingham’s Michelin-starred eateries

At the elegant Simpsons restaurant you’ll do more than enjoy a tranquil lunch. You’ll be swapping places with the chef and making the food yourself.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Eating out
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Take a relaxing boat ride along the River Avon

Take a relaxing boat ride along the River Avon

Enjoy the tranquil waters of the River Avon by boat, as many have been doing for over 100 years.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Boating
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Splendiferous fun at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Splendiferous fun at the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Ever wondered where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory started or what a Bogtrotter cake might taste like? Then pay a visit to the Roald Dahl Museum.

Location: Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

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