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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Meet and greet the sea life at Hunstanton

Meet and greet the sea life at Hunstanton

Explore rock pools, enjoy the sea and find out for yourself how Hunstanton's beach remains a stunning backdrop to a fantastic seaside summer holiday.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

Coastal towns
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Explore Hogwarts' Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Explore Hogwarts' Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Step inside Hogwarts' Great Hall at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter and feel the films magically come to life.

Location: Leavesden, Hertfordshire

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Enter a maximum security prison taken over by evil inmates

Enter a maximum security prison taken over by evil inmates

Unhinged prisoners have taken control of the building. Are you brave enough to enter Madame Tussauds London’s live action Chamber of Horrors?

Location: London

Rainy day ideas
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Small pleasures come free at Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

Small pleasures come free at Dimminsdale Nature Reserve

Just a few small snowdrops bring cheer to the colder, shorter days of England’s winter, and seen at Dimminsdale, they’re simply breathtaking.

Location: Staunton Harold, Leicestershire

Free
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Discover outdoor art and indoor crafts at Rufford Abbey

Discover outdoor art and indoor crafts at Rufford Abbey

Picturesque and historic Rufford Abbey is located in 150 acres of stunning parkland, woodland and gardens in North Nottinghamshire’s Dukeries region.

Location: Ollerton, Nottinghamshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Walk along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover

Walk along the iconic White Cliffs of Dover

Immortalised by Dame Vera Lynn, take a walk along this impressive stretch of English coastline.

Location: Dover, Kent

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Follow King Arthur’s trail in Shropshire

Follow King Arthur’s trail in Shropshire

King Arthur (the real one!) was born, lived and died in Shropshire. No, really. And his Queen Guinevere was a Shropshire lass too.

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

Budget
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Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Visit Birmingham's famous Christmas market

Have a Teutonic shopping experience, and don't miss the Glüwein!

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Low cost
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Swing through the trees at Leeds Castle

Swing through the trees at Leeds Castle

Experience life primate-style at 'the loveliest castle in the world'.

Location: Maidstone, Kent

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Have the perfect medieval themed wedding at Barley Hall

Have the perfect medieval themed wedding at Barley Hall

York is considered as one of the top 50 best places in the world to get married, and tying the knot in Barley Hall is certainly up there.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Wedding celebrations
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Be entertained at the Stratford River Festival

Be entertained at the Stratford River Festival

There’s tons of fun to be had at the Stratford River Festival, with live music, street entertainment and fireworks on the River Avon.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Music and nightlife
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Take a trip with Thomas at the Bucks Railway Centre

Take a trip with Thomas at the Bucks Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum with one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia.

Location: Quainton, Buckinghamshire

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Climb the heights of The O2

Climb the heights of The O2

Go ‘Up at The O2’ for an exhilarating climb across a walkway and see spectacular 360˚ views of London.

Location: Greenwich, London

Walking and hiking
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Escape on a romantic break in the Peaks

Escape on a romantic break in the Peaks

Enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities and country spa pampering in the fabulous surroundings of the Peak District National Park.

Location: Hope Valley, Derbyshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Fly a helicopter at Action Stations

Fly a helicopter at Action Stations

Pilot a Merlin helicopter nicknamed the "frigate in the sky" through true-life scenarios in a full-scale replica cockpit at Action Stations.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Rainy day ideas
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Manchester's Markets

Manchester's Markets

Manchester's varied markets are buzzing with independent traders and great bargains.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Markets
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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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LEGOLAND Windsor

LEGOLAND Windsor

Prepare to have your mind blown at LEGOLAND Windsor.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Theme Parks
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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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Explore the Cornish Sea

Explore the Cornish Sea

The Cornish Sea is the unique marine graveyard, and also doubles up as a mecca for scuba divers.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

Beaches

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