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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Wake up early for a totally worth it tour of Brixham Fish Market

Wake up early for a totally worth it tour of Brixham Fish Market

An early morning visit to Brixham's famous fish market is the most authentic way to experience coastal life in the southwest of England.

Location: Brixham, Devon

Coastal towns
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Be inspired by David Hockney's Yorkshire

Be inspired by David Hockney's Yorkshire

Discover the sites that feature in David Hockney’s collection of vivid paintings inspired by the East Yorkshire landscape.

Location: Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire

Tours and trails
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Meet dolphins, seals and otters in Lancashire’s Morecambe Bay

Meet dolphins, seals and otters in Lancashire’s Morecambe Bay

With its stunning sunsets, wonderful wildlife and infinite skies, Morecambe Bay is a photographer’s dream.

Location: Fleetwood, Lancashire

Coast
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Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Forest Live’s gigs are well known for turning England’s forests into music venues, offering an eclectic range of artists and an amazing atmosphere.

Location: Westonbirt near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

Forests and woodlands
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Spend a day at the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Spend a day at the picturesque Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Enjoy a barbeque, family adventure or tranquil stroll in the beautiful South Downs countryside.

Location: Horndean, Hampshire

Walking and hiking
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Visit Europe's largest library

Visit Europe's largest library

The Library of Birmingham houses a million printed volumes, the largest number held by any public library in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Learn a circus trick or two at Blackpool’s Showzam

Learn a circus trick or two at Blackpool’s Showzam

Magicians, performers and clowns take over the streets of Blackpool, as the circus (and much more) rolls into town every year for Showzam.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Coastal towns
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Enjoy the festive season at Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

Enjoy the festive season at Worcester’s Victorian Christmas Fayre

Worcester's Christmas Fayre is the West Midlands' leading Victorian-themed street market.

Location: Worcester, Worcestershire

Festivals and carnivals
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Explore West Lancashire by bike

Explore West Lancashire by bike

You can use pedal power to see the sights of West Lancashire, thanks to a new cycle hire scheme in the area.

Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire

Cycling
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Browse the bookshelves at the Medieval and Wren Libraries

Browse the bookshelves at the Medieval and Wren Libraries

Take your seat at one of the oak reading desks and lose yourself in an ancient manuscript dating from the 15th century.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

Take a ride on a Victorian electric railway

The Volk’s Railway is the country’s oldest electric railway.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Visit Butlin’s Redcoats in Bognor Regis

Visit Butlin’s Redcoats in Bognor Regis

Famous for long sunshine hours, royal visits and Billy Butlin, Bognor Regis is a great family seaside holiday resort.

Location: Bognor Regis, West Sussex

Seaside resorts
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Revisit a famous murder plot at Canterbury Cathedral

Revisit a famous murder plot at Canterbury Cathedral

Visit the place where one of England’s most infamous murders took place.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Stand where Churchill stood in his WWII underground bunker

Stand where Churchill stood in his WWII underground bunker

Take a private tour with the Churchill War Rooms’ director and go behind the glass into Churchill’s War Cabinet Room in London.

Location: Westminster, London

Military history
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A shopping weekend in Birmingham

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Great shopping and cutting edge art in Britain's second city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Visit the home of stinky cheese at Colston Bassett Dairy

Visit the home of stinky cheese at Colston Bassett Dairy

If you’re a cheese connoisseur then a trip to Colston Bassett is a must when you are in Nottinghamshire.

Location: Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire

Regional specialities
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Catch a show at an award-winning kids’ theatre

Catch a show at an award-winning kids’ theatre

Looking for something to keep the kids entertained and adults smiling? Try a show or creative workshop at the egg.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Rainy day ideas
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Underwater Street

Underwater Street

Liverpool’s Underwater Street is an entirely interactive experience for the kids that’s more stimulating than a play centre and more fun than a museum.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Family

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