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 the city of Portsmouth with an Ibis short break

Explore the city of Portsmouth with an Ibis short break

If you're looking for a fantastic base to explore the historic city of Portsmouth, Ibis is the place for you.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Price: From £57 per room per night

Coastal towns
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All that glitters is gold at the Staffordshire Hoard

All that glitters is gold at the Staffordshire Hoard

Discover the story behind the Staffordshire Hoard, the largest and most valuable Anglo-Saxon treasure ever found.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Admire the picturesque views from Housesteads Roman Fort

Admire the picturesque views from Housesteads Roman Fort

Housesteads is the most iconic of all the Wall sites and the views and Roman remains are spectacular.

Location: Housesteads, Northumberland

Archaeological sites
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Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Spy on endangered wildfowl at Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Visit Rutland Water's internationally famous wildfowl sanctuary, covering 1,000 acres of bird hides, nature trails and visitor centres.

Location: Rutland Water, Rutland

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Join the Bat Patrol at Cheddar Gorge

Join the Bat Patrol at Cheddar Gorge

As the sun sets, the silvery moon lights up Cheddar Gorge making it the perfect time to join a bat walk.

Location: Cheddar, Somerset

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Take a walk on the wild side at Marsden Moor

Take a walk on the wild side at Marsden Moor

Unspoilt valleys, reservoirs, peaks and crags make up the beautiful landscape of Marsden Moor perfect for all things outdoors.

Location: Marsden, West Yorkshire

Walking and hiking
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Escape on an Easter Getaway at Danesfield House hotel

Escape on an Easter Getaway at Danesfield House hotel

Be indulgent with a luxurious Easter Getaway at Danesfield House Hotel & Spa.

Location: Marlow-on Thames, Buckinghamshire

Price: From £219 per room per night

Luxury and indulgence
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Glamping in a shepherd’s hut

Glamping in a shepherd’s hut

Find inspiration, learn and relax at Woodspring Farm, a well-hidden jewel on National Trust Land, in the seaside village of Kewstoke.

Location: Kewstoke, Somerset

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Take a Tour of Manchester's Coronation Street

Take a Tour of Manchester's Coronation Street

Walk down the cobbles of the nation’s favourite street, and maybe stop off for a pint in the Rovers.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Price: From £16.50 per adult

Literature, film and TV
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Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

Be bowled over by the Scarborough Cricket Festival

The annual festival is one of the most historic sporting events in the world and has played host to some great cricketers over the years.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Events
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Taste fine wine at Tanners Wines

Taste fine wine at Tanners Wines

Don’t miss a trip to Tanners Wines, independent and family-owned since 1842 which is one of the top wine merchants in the UK.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Discover contemporary Nottingham at Nottingham Contemporary

Discover contemporary Nottingham at Nottingham Contemporary

If it’s raining outside head to Nottingham Contemporary art gallery, home to many of the city's world-class exhibitions and a diverse range of events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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London's South Bank and Bankside

London's South Bank and Bankside

Browse the riverside book and art stalls and hit Tate Modern.

Location: London, Greater London

City
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Padstow Seafood School

Padstow Seafood School

If you’re the kind of person who goes weak at the knees at the sight of a freshly caught sea bass, then you really should get yourself down to Padstow, sharpish.

Location: Padstow, Cornwall

Coastal towns
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Thornton Le Dale

Thornton Le Dale

When we tell you that this place is a chocolate box village, we’re really not joking.

Location: Thornton Le Dale, North Yorkshire

Low cost
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Get marrried with the monkeys at Twycross Zoo

Get marrried with the monkeys at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo is a memorable alternative to the traditional wedding venue, and the perfect place to host one of the most exciting days of your life.

Location: Atherstone, Leicestershire

Wedding celebrations
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Learn how to find fossils with a guided fossil walk

Learn how to find fossils with a guided fossil walk

Let the wardens at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre show you the best way to find your own fossils on the beach.

Location: Charmouth, Dorset

World heritage sites
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Picnic on a former colliery site in the National Forest

Picnic on a former colliery site in the National Forest

A location with a difference, Oakthorpe Colliery closed in 1990 and has become a 3-hectare, prime picnic site in naturally-regenerated woodland in The National Forest.

Location: Donisthorpe, near Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Forests and woodlands
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See how real ale is made in York

See how real ale is made in York

Visit York Brewery the only traditional working brewery with the first real ales from for over 40 years.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Watch films in style at The Electric Birmingham

Watch films in style at The Electric Birmingham

You can lounge on a sofa with a drink in hand at the oldest working cinema in the UK.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Literature, film and TV

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