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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Spoil yourselves in North Yorkshire’s country hideaways

Spoil yourselves in North Yorkshire’s country hideaways

Hidden away in spectacular grounds are luxurious country houses with a contemporary twist where you can really spoil the one you love.

Location: Harrogate/Masham, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Explore Gibberd Garden’s sculpture trail & 7 acre garden

Explore Gibberd Garden’s sculpture trail & 7 acre garden

The Gibberd Garden was designed by an uncompromising modern architect, and has been conserved just as he left it – tranquil, artful and beautiful.

Location: Harlow, Essex

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Have a great day out in the home of Heartbeat

Have a great day out in the home of Heartbeat

With magnificent steam engines and beautiful rural stations, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is charmingly authentic.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Enjoy old-fashioned fun on the beach in Skegness

Enjoy old-fashioned fun on the beach in Skegness

Pick up your bucket and spade and take to the sand on a family holiday on the Lincolnshire coast.

Location: Skegness, Lincolnshire

Beaches
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Super charge the family this summer

Super charge the family this summer

Try anything from surfing and skiing to go-kart racing in Sunderland or dive deep in the biggest pool in the region.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Extreme Sports
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Picnic in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park

Picnic in Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park

Established in the 16th Century Shrewsbury’s Quarry Park must be one of the oldest picnic areas in the country.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Family
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Unleash your inner F1 racing driver at Buckmore Park

Unleash your inner F1 racing driver at Buckmore Park

Speed around the track where world champions Hamilton and Button first got behind the wheel.

Location: Chatham , Kent

Extreme Sports
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Taste ice cream straight from the farm

Taste ice cream straight from the farm

Savour the delights of ice cream straight from the farm, in the pretty rural Nottinghamshire countryside.

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Regional specialities
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Wander Lonely as a Cloud around Ullswater

Wander Lonely as a Cloud around Ullswater

Take a trip to Ullswater and enjoy the fabulous lake and the crowd of golden daffodils which inspired the poet William Wordsworth.

Location: Ullswater, Cumbria

Walking and hiking
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From Bach to Broadway: Total Brass

From Bach to Broadway: Total Brass

This award winning brass quintet features players who have each worked with some of the UK's leading professional orchestras and ensembles.

Location: Surrey, South East England

March events
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Taste the decadent afternoon tea at Oulton Hall

Taste the decadent afternoon tea at Oulton Hall

There’s nothing so quintessentially English as settling down in the drawing room for sandwiches, scones and a pot of Yorkshire tea.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Countryside
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Watch Shakespeare’s legacy come alive in Bankside London

Watch Shakespeare’s legacy come alive in Bankside London

Learn about the history of Shakespeare’s Globe with a guided tour before enjoying some of the most famous plays ever written.

Location: London

Castles and Historic Properties
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Hunt for the witches in the woods of Pendle

Hunt for the witches in the woods of Pendle

Embark on the interactive Pendle Sculpture Trail, and find the witches ceramic plaques in an atmospheric woodland setting.

Location: Pendle, Lancashire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Cook up a storm in the kitchen with TV chef Peter Sidwell

Cook up a storm in the kitchen with TV chef Peter Sidwell

Join TV chef Peter Sidwell and his team of guest chefs and artisan producers on one of their weekly foodie courses right in the heart of Cumbria.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Food and Drink
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Take in the views and afternoon tea in Wiltshire

Take in the views and afternoon tea in Wiltshire

Build up an appetite with a walk through the picturesque Vale of Wardour before stopping for tea and a spot of cake in the pretty village of Tisbury.

Location: Tisbury, Wiltshire

Activities
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Step back in time on the Severn Valley Railway

Step back in time on the Severn Valley Railway

Enjoy magnificent views and nostalgic times of days gone by as you wind through the Severn Valley on a superb day of steam hauled splendour.

Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Relax and recharge at The Grosvenor Hotel and Spa

Relax and recharge at The Grosvenor Hotel and Spa

Indulge in a day spa escape at The Grosvenor Hotel and Spa in Pulford.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Luxury and indulgence
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Wander freely amongst the unspoilt woodlands of Hardcastle Crags

Wander freely amongst the unspoilt woodlands of Hardcastle Crags

Explore footpaths, cross rivers by stepping stone and breathe in that fresh Yorkshire air – all in 400 acres of unspoilt woodland at Hardcastle Crags, near Hebden Bridge.

Location: Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

Budget
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Step back in time at Norwich Strangers’ Hall

Step back in time at Norwich Strangers’ Hall

Hidden behind a busy thoroughfare in the heart of Norwich, lies a secret world where visitors can discover a unique medieval house and garden.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Castles and Historic Properties
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Save £65 on Romantic Easter Break!

Save £65 on Romantic Easter Break!

Save £65 on Romantic Easter BreakRomantic Easter Break for two people in the Wye Valley.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

March events

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