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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Get in the festive spirit and spend Christmas in Chester

Get in the festive spirit and spend Christmas in Chester

Go ice-skating, visit Santa, sip on mulled wine and spend the weekend celebrating all things festive in the beautiful city of Chester.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Take tea on cloud nine

Take tea on cloud nine

Let the views from the top of the 170m tall Spinnaker Tower take your breath away over high tea before enjoying the city’s lively nightlife.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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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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Action packed watersports at Camber Sands

Action packed watersports at Camber Sands

Kite-flyers and windsurfers of all ages and abilities should head to Camber Sands - a dramatic sandy beach on the south coast, and the perfect spot to catch the waves.

Location: Camber Sands, East Sussex

Watersports
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Find The National Forest’s six time-telling sculptures

Find The National Forest’s six time-telling sculptures

Beautiful and intriguing, these natural installations interpret the distinctive nature of six different landscapes that form The National Forest area.

Location: Multiple locations, The National Forest

Forests and woodlands
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Do a spot of stargazing at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Do a spot of stargazing at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Discover the secrets of the universe and the workings of the Lovell Telescope in the gardens and exhibitions of Jodrell Bank.

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire

Low cost
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Soak up “England’s finest” view at Sutton Bank

Soak up “England’s finest” view at Sutton Bank

It was author and vet James Herriot who gave the view the accolade of “England’s finest” and there’s only one way to find out if he’s right.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

National Parks
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Snack by the Sea on Southsea Common

Snack by the Sea on Southsea Common

Pack up a picnic, bring a blanket and enjoy the sea air on Southsea Common, the perfect place to spend a sunny Portsmouth afternoon.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

City parks
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Caribbean cocktails in a pop up mall, followed by French cuisine

Caribbean cocktails in a pop up mall, followed by French cuisine

Enjoy the quirkier side of East London with cocktails in a box and an unusually decorated French restaurant.

Location: London

Eating out
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Spend a day at a Farm Park with a Difference

Spend a day at a Farm Park with a Difference

A sensory and learning wonderland, with everything designed with disabled children in mind, Fairytale Farm will delight the whole family, even if the weather’s not brilliant.

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Enjoy the best of English luxury, amid the windswept coastline of bustling Whitby.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Take a cruise along the River Ouse

Take a cruise along the River Ouse

The city of York owes its existence to the rivers. Escape the city rush and admire the scenery from the comfort of a Yorkboat.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Boating
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Experience the London Marathon

Experience the London Marathon

Thousands of runners take to the streets of the capital.

Location: London, Greater London

Events
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Walk in the footsteps of the great Brontë Sisters

Walk in the footsteps of the great Brontë Sisters

Travel back in time and experience what it was like to live the life of a Brontë.

Location: Haworth, West Yorkshire

Countryside
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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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City of London Information Centre

City of London Information Centre

The CIC is central London’s only official tourist information centre, and overseas visitors are welcomed by a team of professional advisors speaking 13 languages.

Location: London

VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Gold winners
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Feast on plough to plate breakfasts on a Norfolk farm stay

Feast on plough to plate breakfasts on a Norfolk farm stay

Family holidays at Dairy Barns in Norfolk offers breaks on an active working family farm, covering 360 acres of grazing marshes and arable land.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Activities
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Relive Worcester’s experiences during the English Civil War

Relive Worcester’s experiences during the English Civil War

Visit the historic city of Worcester and discover the underlying heritage that tells the tale of the most supreme war story fought on English soil.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

Military history
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Enjoy an eco-friendly stay in green and pleasant Dorset

Enjoy an eco-friendly stay in green and pleasant Dorset

Come and enjoy Dorset’s incredible scenic beauty and rich wildlife this spring on a sustainable seaside holiday.

Location: Dorset

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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View Chester from an open-top vintage bus

View Chester from an open-top vintage bus

Ride the open-top vintage bus on a Chester Tour and see the city’s archaeological and architectural heritage.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Tours and trails

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