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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A right royal bike ride in Norfolk

A right royal bike ride in Norfolk

The perfect place for a cycling break with a royal twist.

Location: Norfolk

Picturesque places
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Learn to paint in St Ives

Learn to paint in St Ives

St Ives is renowned for being a spectacular seaside town encouraging painters to put brush to paper and paint a picture perfect moment.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Courses, Learning and Self Improvement
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Tavistock Farmers' Market

Tavistock Farmers' Market

Food is serious business in Tavistock: on the second and fourth Saturday of the month, the central Bedford Square jumps into life.

Location: Tavistock, Devon

Low cost
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See carpets of bluebells in Wiltshire's woodlands

See carpets of bluebells in Wiltshire's woodlands

Witness a transformation of spring’s colours in West Woods, near Marlborough, from late April as the green woodlands are carpeted with bluebells.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

Budget
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Walk through 800 years of history in Southampton’s Old Town

Walk through 800 years of history in Southampton’s Old Town

Love history? Want to step back in time? Head to an area that has seen many famous faces pass along its streets.

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

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Visit a museum of discovery at Snibston

Visit a museum of discovery at Snibston

Take a journey around Snibston and discover 500 years of technological innovation, and it the impact it has had on our everyday lives.

Location: Coalville, Leicestershire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Trot into Notts on a horse-themed rural break

Trot into Notts on a horse-themed rural break

Book a rural escape in Nottinghamshire and discover the county’s horsey history before cantering across the English countryside on horseback.

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

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Go straight to jail for family fun

Go straight to jail for family fun

Visit Tales of the Old Gaol House, and go back in time to experience the sights and sounds of the history of crime and punishment over the centuries.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Discover ‘another world of adventure’ in Yorkshire

Discover ‘another world of adventure’ in Yorkshire

Bid farewell to winter and say “hello!” to Another World Adventure Centre in Halifax, with activities that are perfect for the young and restless.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

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Step back in time at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival

Step back in time at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival

Come and join in the atmosphere and immerse yourself in heritage, entertainment, re-enactment and have-a-go fun.

Location: Lytham Green, Lancashire

Events
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Tackle something different in Brighton

Tackle something different in Brighton

If World Cup fever has grabbed you or if you're a lifelong player wanting to do something different try beach rugby this summer.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Raise a glass of English sparkling wine to the South Downs

Raise a glass of English sparkling wine to the South Downs

Bathed in the sunshine and shelter of the South Downs in Sussex, enjoy some fine English wines direct from grape to glass.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Ride the Water Rail Way cycle route

Ride the Water Rail Way cycle route

Begin your ride in the city and then head out to the Wolds.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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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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Take a longer look at London with the City Visitor Trail

Take a longer look at London with the City Visitor Trail

Make the most of your time in London - no matter how long you have - with the main trail and its side tracks you'll have plenty to do and more.

Location: London, Greater London

Tours and trails
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Cross the heart of Wiltshire by bike

Cross the heart of Wiltshire by bike

The Kennet & Avon Canal makes a safe and tranquil cycle route across the centre of Wiltshire.

Location: Wiltshire

Countryside
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Dogs and dinosaurs at Belsay

Dogs and dinosaurs at Belsay

You’d think you were in Jurassic Park, not at Belsay Hall. And you can explore this magnificent garden with your four-legged friend.

Location: Belsay, Northumberland

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Experience the view from Cabot Tower

Experience the view from Cabot Tower

The greatest view of Bristol is like all best things in life, free. Head to Cabot Tower for an unforgettable panorama.

Location: Bristol

Lifestyle
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See Housman's Blue Remembered Hills

See Housman's Blue Remembered Hills

A.E. Housman is best known for his book of poems ‘A Shropshire Lad’, in which he captured the essence of Shropshire.

Location: Clun, Shropshire

Unique Experiences
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Take tea in a crypt below Trafalgar Square in London

Take tea in a crypt below Trafalgar Square in London

Take a stroll through London's Trafalgar Square, then stop off at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church for a spot afternoon tea in the crypt.

Location: London

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places

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