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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Uncover Northumberland’s artistic side

Uncover Northumberland’s artistic side

From matchstick-men to a giant forest head, take a trip through the Northumbrian art scene from past to present.

Location: Northumberland

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Kiss under the Heart of Yorkshire window at the Minster

Kiss under the Heart of Yorkshire window at the Minster

According to legend, all loved up couples that kiss under the 'Heart of Yorkshire' window, will stay together forever.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Unique Experiences
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Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Rediscover the charm of this enduring classic with a fun-packed day of events each year on the first Saturday of July in Oxford.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Free
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Kayak down the river from St. Nicholas Park

Kayak down the river from St. Nicholas Park

Amble or dash past some of Warwick’s most beautiful scenery.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

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Spend the day taking in Portsmouth’s soaring city sights

Spend the day taking in Portsmouth’s soaring city sights

With great restaurants, entertainment, accommodation and a super-relaxed atmosphere, there has never been a better time for a break in Portsmouth.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Elegance and nature at University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden

Elegance and nature at University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden

See how The University of Leicester’s Botanic Garden enhances the beauty of an already breath-taking place, with its annual ‘Sculpture in the Garden’ exhibition.

Location: Oadby, Leicestershire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Enjoy a ride on the Great Western Railway

Enjoy a ride on the Great Western Railway

Enjoy a trip to the Great Western Railway, whose magnificent restored engines will take you steaming through most of the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Learn about Jack the Ripper at City of London Police Museum

Learn about Jack the Ripper at City of London Police Museum

This museum offers a fascinating insight into the deeds of criminals and villains, and looks at the lives of those who have guarded the City since 1839.

Location: London, Greater London

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Soak up the sunsets and seascapes of Turner’s Margate

Soak up the sunsets and seascapes of Turner’s Margate

See ‘the loveliest skies in Europe’ whilst drinking in the Kentish landscapes that inspired the great Romantic artist’s paintings.

Location: Margate, Kent

Coastal towns
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Have fun at Dorset's unusual Knobs, nettle and chilli events

Have fun at Dorset's unusual Knobs, nettle and chilli events

Dorset's entertaining food events celebrate some strange traditions! From Nettle Eating and Knob throwing to Dorset's own 'Chilli Fiesta'.

Location: Dorset

Coastal towns
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Take a Christmas cookery class with a celebrity chef

Take a Christmas cookery class with a celebrity chef

Explore the world of Christmas food and drink with Michelin-starred celebrity chefs at the Taste of Christmas event in London’s Docklands.

Location: London

Food and Drink
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Enjoy a summer of waterfront events and festivals in Portsmouth

Enjoy a summer of waterfront events and festivals in Portsmouth

Enjoy a summer of waterfront events and festivals in Portsmouth.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Harbours and fishing villages
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Take a boat along the canals of Cheshire

Take a boat along the canals of Cheshire

Spend a week cruising along the canals of Cheshire. Hire a narrow boat and meander along the Cheshire Ring, taking in the beauty of the countryside.

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire

Boating
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Go ghost hunting in the garden at Tatton Park

Go ghost hunting in the garden at Tatton Park

Chase ghastly ghouls and creepy critters around the garden at Tatton Park in Knutsford. Then visit the Old Hall, the estate’s oldest and most haunted building.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire

Gardens and Parks
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Lunch with the deer at Bradgate Park

Lunch with the deer at Bradgate Park

If you’d like a little history with your sandwiches then take your picnic to Bradgate Park, a medieval park where herds of red and fallow deer still roam.

Location: Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Sailing in Langstone Harbour

Sailing in Langstone Harbour

Learn the basics of sailing with a weekend course in Langstone Harbour.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

Boating
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Leap into the surf at some of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches

Leap into the surf at some of Cornwall’s most spectacular beaches

Surfing is every bit as much fun as it looks and the true Cornish experience is not complete without riding the waves at one of Cornwall’s golden beaches, with well-trained instructors.

Location: Across Cornwall

Watersports
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Mancunian Pride

Mancunian Pride

The future's bright...

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Admire the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

Admire the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London

See the stunning Crown Jewels on display at the historic Tower of London, and learn about their profound religious and cultural importance.

Location: Tower Hill, Greater London

Royal
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Test your limits and climb The Cloud

Test your limits and climb The Cloud

Push yourself to the limit hiking the Gritstone Trail. With outstanding countryside and amazing views, the 35-mile trail is a challenge and a pleasure.

Location: Lyme Park, Cheshire

Walking and hiking

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