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 up close with the farm animals at Staunton Country Park

Get up close with the farm animals at Staunton Country Park

Come and meet friendly farm animals, have a rainforest experience in Victorian glasshouses, get lost in the maze, or enjoy beautiful gardens.

Location: Havant, Hampshire

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Animal magic at Blackpool Zoo

Animal magic at Blackpool Zoo

Look out for the dinosaurs.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Coastal towns
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Enjoy jazz at Southport International Jazz Festival

Enjoy jazz at Southport International Jazz Festival

Head to Southport in Merseyside to listen to some of the best jazz musicians from around the globe.

Location: Southport, Merseyside

May events
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Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians at Buttermere

Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians at Buttermere

Discover the haunting tale of the Maid of Buttermere, a story so evocative that the Victorians came in their droves to view this mysterious of places.

Location: Buttermere, Cumbria

Walking and hiking
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Get on your bike with the epic Viking Coastal Trail

Get on your bike with the epic Viking Coastal Trail

Enjoy spectacular chalk cliffs, sandy shores and quiet country villages on unforgettable, pedal-powered discoveries.

Location: Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate, Kent

Cycling
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Hop over stepping stones across the River Dore at Dovedale

Hop over stepping stones across the River Dore at Dovedale

Follow an easy walking route through Ilam Park and into the spectacular gorge of Dovedale in the southern Peak District.

Location: Ilam, Derbyshire

Countryside
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Posh Boats on The Broads

Posh Boats on The Broads

Take a well-earned break from life.

Location: The Broads, Norfolk

Boating
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Explore the heart of Shakespeare's England

Explore the heart of Shakespeare's England

Get out of the town and explore the romantic countryside and luxurious hotels of Shakespeare’s England in the heart of rural Warwickshire.

Location: Warwickshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Make your own apple juice in the heart of the Chilterns

Make your own apple juice in the heart of the Chilterns

Spend a weekend at Chiltern Ridge and make your own apple juice, and explore the two acre site and surrounding Chiltern Hills.

Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Regional specialities
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See how plays are brought to life at Salisbury Playhouse

See how plays are brought to life at Salisbury Playhouse

Visit the scenery workshop and wardrobe, hear about the theatre's fascinating history and set foot on stage.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Performing arts
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Uncover the lives of the explorers of the natural world

Uncover the lives of the explorers of the natural world

Discover three fascinating stories about pioneering explorers at Gilbert White's House in Selborne.

Location: Selborne, Hampshire

Tours and trails
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Discover Hewenden’s heritage and natural beauty

Discover Hewenden’s heritage and natural beauty

Enjoy a family getaway to Hewenden Mill Cottages, and give the family a history fix this winter with 11 acres of Yorkshire scenery to explore.

Location: Bradford, Yorkshire Dales

Activities
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Between Bath and Bristol

Between Bath and Bristol

Combining ancient history and contemporary cool.

Location: Bath / Bristol, Somerset

Culture
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Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth

Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Museum in Bournemouth

Enjoy the art on offer at the one of the most important museums in England which reflects the Victorian fascination with world cultures.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Sail like an Olympian

Sail like an Olympian

On the waters in Weymouth & Portland you can discover what it takes to be an Olympic sailor.

Location: Weymouth & Portland, Dorset

Watersports
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Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Sit by a roaring coal fire, sampling the cask ales and pub grub at Oxford’s oldest drinking hole.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Heritage
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Wallington House

Wallington House

When it comes to pretty picnic spots, the Wallington estate sits fairly high up the charts.

Location: Morpeth, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy a weekend of music at Beverley Folk Festival

Enjoy a weekend of music at Beverley Folk Festival

The market town of Beverley in East Yorkshire plays host to the annual Beverley Folk Festival which recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Culture
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Frolic in the Follies at Hawkstone Park

Frolic in the Follies at Hawkstone Park

Hawkstone Historic Park is a unique place, with an intriguing mix of follies, caves and grottos.

Location: Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire

Gardens and Parks
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Royal London Bike Tour

Royal London Bike Tour

Swap a stuffy seat on a bus for a saddle and wind in your hair to soak up the sights of the capital and learn loads of mind-boggling facts while you pedal.

Location: London

Cycling

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