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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Explore Winchester’s five Military Museums

Explore Winchester’s five Military Museums

Broaden your knowledge of the British Army and battles fought across the centuries at Winchester’s five Military Museums.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Heritage
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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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Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Explore the inaccessible parts of Dorset’s beautiful coastline, and its native wildlife, with a rip-roaring boat ride at 30 knots.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Activities
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Stay at Hoax, a hostel with a difference

Stay at Hoax, a hostel with a difference

Spend a weekend in Liverpool and stay at a hostel with a difference – it’s dormitories, but not as you know it.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Low cost
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Dose up on theatre trips and cultural activities on the coast

Dose up on theatre trips and cultural activities on the coast

Pencil in a cultural weekend break in Scarborough, with award winning theatre and historic museums; you can exercise the mind whilst relaxing on the coast.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coastal towns
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Keep it local at the village market

Keep it local at the village market

It’s pretty as a picture in Hovingham, and prettier still on the first Saturday of each month when local growers and artisans set up stall.

Location: Hovingham, North Yorkshire

Food markets
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Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

Get an insight into the wars and conflicts that have shaped both England and the world at the Imperial War Museum North.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Military history
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Enjoy music without the fuss at End of the Road Festival

Enjoy music without the fuss at End of the Road Festival

The intimate surroundings of the End Of The Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset

Coast
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Brean Sands

Brean Sands

A beautiful sandy beach, home to stonechats and jackdaws, with an 1860s fort too.

Location: Brean, Somerset

Beaches
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Swing from the treetops at Beamish Wild in Durham

Swing from the treetops at Beamish Wild in Durham

Get your heart racing and enjoy a swinging treetop adventure on an adrenaline-fuelled trip to the Vale of Durham.

Location: Vale of Durham, Durham

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Greensand Ridge Walk

Greensand Ridge Walk

Follows a ridge of greensand through on a green path through Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.

Location: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Low cost
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Explore the city with Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

Explore the city with Oxford Official Guided Walking Tours

These walking tours are a great way to explore and learn about the history, University, famous people and odd traditions of this unique city.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Tours and trails
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Dine with sharks at Two Rivers restaurant

Dine with sharks at Two Rivers restaurant

Enjoy a sumptuous meal surrounded by stunning aquatic displays at Two Rivers, The Deep in Hull, set in the Endless Oceans Gallery.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Eating out
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Make a splash at the original North East seaside resort

Make a splash at the original North East seaside resort

Sandcastles, surf and smiles is what you’d expect from any traditional seaside town and South Shields has them all in spades!

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

Beaches
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Discover Salcombe

Discover Salcombe

Butterscotch-coloured beaches and electric blue water.

Location: Salcombe, Devon

Beaches
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Find modern comfort in a former Methodist church

Find modern comfort in a former Methodist church

Transformed into a boutique spa with luxury accommodation, the 19th century Church Spa in Newark is the perfect semi-rural Nottinghamshire retreat.

Location: Newark , Nottinghamshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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A foodie break in the forest

A foodie break in the forest

Get a taste of the New Forest where locally produced and caught food takes pride of place on the menu.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Romance
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Henley Royal Regatta

Henley Royal Regatta

Quintessentially English sporting event on the River Thames.

Location: Henley, Berkshire

Sporting Events
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Prehistoric Skills in Norfolk

Prehistoric Skills in Norfolk

Fancy making your own bow and arrow?

Location: Thetford, Norfolk

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Join in the parties at Spitalfields Music Festivals

Join in the parties at Spitalfields Music Festivals

Putting music at the heart of London, Spitalfields continues its fusion of global and local in the East End of London through its festivals.

Location: London, Greater London

Festivals and carnivals

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