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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Sailing and watersports at Gosport

Sailing and watersports at Gosport

Discover an adventure playground on water at Gosport.

Location: Gosport, Hampshire

Watersports
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Wander Blackpool’s small but perfectly formed Model Village

Wander Blackpool’s small but perfectly formed Model Village

See English rural life through a microscope and marvel at the exquisite detail of these handmade figurines, at Blackpool’s Model Village.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Budget
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Walking in the Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds

Join a walking route from Bourton-on-the-Water to the Slaughters.

Location: Oxfordshire

Low cost
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Get close to nature at RSPB Rainham Marshes

Get close to nature at RSPB Rainham Marshes

With big skies and exciting wildlife, there’s something for everyone wanting to great closer to nature – from walkers to wildlife enthusiasts.

Location: Purfleet, Essex

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

Tour the Black Friars Gin Distillery

The oldest working gin distillery in England.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Breweries and distilleries
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Cocktail mixology masterclasses at Maiyango

Cocktail mixology masterclasses at Maiyango

The intimate setting of Maiyango is perfect for re-igniting or kindling a romance. Learn how to make your own cocktails with a resident mixologist.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Cookery courses
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Visit the Isles of Scilly

Visit the Isles of Scilly

Clear waters and a balmy micro-climate.

Location: Scilly Isles, Cornwall

Coast
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Discover Yorkshire's dramatic winter coast

Discover Yorkshire's dramatic winter coast

Head to Robin Hood’s Bay this winter and discover Yorkshire's dramatic coast in a new way.

Location: Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire

Coast
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Seal and Puffin Spotting

Seal and Puffin Spotting

Visit Farne Islands to see thousands of seabirds and a huge Grey seal colony.

Location: Farne Islands, Northumberland

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Reinvent your wardrobe at McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet

Reinvent your wardrobe at McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet

Get your fashion fix at great prices and have a luxury shopping expedition in one of the best Designer Outlets in the UK.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Shopping and fashion
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Celebrate a cultural cocktail at the Lytham Festival

Celebrate a cultural cocktail at the Lytham Festival

Enjoy a new week-long summer festival of music, comedy and literature in the classic Lancashire seaside resorts of Lytham and St Annes.

Location: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Festivals and carnivals
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Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Explore the city of Canterbury, which, with its intriguing mix of dramatic history and vibrant cosmopolitan culture, forms the jewel in Kent’s crown.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Take a wildlife safari in The Broads National Park

Take a wildlife safari in The Broads National Park

From the reeds to the trees, get up close to nature and see an incredible 11,000 species, the highest concentration of rare wildlife in England.

Location: Strumpshaw Fen, near Norwich, Norfolk

Lakes and waterways
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Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub in the Forest of Bowland

Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub in the Forest of Bowland

The award-winning Parkers Arms is an ideal place to pause for a pint of good local ale or sample some of the best food found in Lancashire’s countryside.

Location: Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Experience gentle bike rides and outstanding natural beauty

Experience gentle bike rides and outstanding natural beauty

Explore the Howardian Hills on two wheels and three rides, with enticing back-roads and country lanes that show you a hidden side of North Yorkshire.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

Cycling
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Place a foot in each hemisphere at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Place a foot in each hemisphere at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand astride the Prime Meridian and enjoy iconic London views, climb the roof of The O2 and ride on London’s only cable car.

Location: Greenwich, London

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get spooked in the dungeons

Get spooked in the dungeons

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon tells scary stories galore.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Attractions
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Look for love in the heart of Cropton Forest

Look for love in the heart of Cropton Forest

Whether it’s the sight of roe deer at dawn or the hoot of an owl at dusk, there’s animal magnetism at work at the Forest Holidays site at Cropton.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Visit the home of a former Prime Minister

Visit the home of a former Prime Minister

Discover the history of Arundells, the former home of Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Explore Burton Constable Hall and its gardens

Explore Burton Constable Hall and its gardens

Set in a park designed by Capability Brown, Burton Constable Hall is filled with 18th and 19th century interiors.

Location: Burton Constable, East Riding of Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties

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