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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Browse and buy from the Ferrers Centre Courtyard Workshops

Browse and buy from the Ferrers Centre Courtyard Workshops

You’ll find the Ferrers Centre Courtyard in the beautiful Staunton Harold Estate, a traditional country estate with a great Georgian mansion.

Location: Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Shopping and fashion
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Discover Jane Austen’s legacy in Hampshire

Discover Jane Austen’s legacy in Hampshire

Celebrate Jane Austen and the Regency period during Hampshire’s events in June, and visit her much loved home and the countryside that inspired her.

Location: Alton, Hampshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Discover dinosaur footprints on the beach

Discover dinosaur footprints on the beach

Everyone who has been to the beach has seen footprints left in the sand, but have you ever seen ones that have been left by a dinosaur?

Location: Brook, Isle of Wight

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Tread the boards on a theatre break in Sheffield

Tread the boards on a theatre break in Sheffield

Visit Sheffield in South Yorkshire to enjoy an array of theatrical entertainment in the good company of the award-winning Sheffield Theatres.

Location: Sheffield , South Yorkshire

Performing arts
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Sail away with the view at your very own lakeside boathouse

Sail away with the view at your very own lakeside boathouse

Nestled in the grounds of Middleton Hall near Belford, in Northumberland, the Boathouse is a quirky yet lovely little hideaway for two.

Location: Belford, Northumberland

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Indulge on a foodie break in Brighton & Hove

Indulge on a foodie break in Brighton & Hove

Voted the UK’s top destination for restaurant and bars by readers of Conde Naste Traveller, Brighton & Hove offers an impressive array of top notch cuisine.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

City
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Sailing on The Broads

Sailing on The Broads

The Norfolk Broads offer endless miles of lock-free cruising on shallow lakes and rivers.

Location: The Broads, Norfolk

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Swim in Bude Sea Pool

Swim in Bude Sea Pool

Visit the part man-made, part natural sea pool which nestles under the cliffs at Summerleaze beach in Bude.

Location: Bude, Cornwall

Beaches
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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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Experience a celebration of Dorset seafood

Experience a celebration of Dorset seafood

Celebrate Dorset’s finest seafood, with cooking demonstrations and tasting opportunities. You’ll be spoilt for choice.

Location: Weymouth & Portland, Dorset

Coast
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Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

No visit to York is complete without a visit to the National Railway museum, home to railway icons including Thomas the Tank Engine.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Get snapping on a landscape photography walk in the Holme Valley

Get snapping on a landscape photography walk in the Holme Valley

Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced photographer, Made in Holmfirth will take you on a journey across the inspiring rural Pennines.

Location: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire

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Immerse yourself in the City of London's summer events

Immerse yourself in the City of London's summer events

Take the chance to explore all the colours of the City of London Festival, the history of the Huguenots and stories of the death of kings.

Location: London, Greater London

Festivals and carnivals
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Go wild swimming at Thurlestone Rock

Go wild swimming at Thurlestone Rock

Pull on your wetsuit and goggles and aim for Thurlestone Rock off the south Devon coast for a really wild swimming adventure.

Location: Thurlestone, Devon

Coast
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Retrace the Cotswolds’ Arts and Crafts movement

Retrace the Cotswolds’ Arts and Crafts movement

Relive the Cotswolds’ rich Arts and Crafts traditions in Chipping Campden and Broadway and be inspired to be a modern day William Morris.

Location: Chipping Campden & Broadway, Gloucestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Go cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds

Go cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds

Swap four wheels for two to enjoy some of the best big skies and back roads cycling in England.

Location: Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire

Cycling
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Find the cultural heart of the City of London

Find the cultural heart of the City of London

Spend some time exploring the Black Art in Action exhibition, creating at the Magna-Crafta family workshop or enjoying Shakespeare at Temple Church.

Location: London

Culture
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Cycle around Portsmouth and discover its famous women

Cycle around Portsmouth and discover its famous women

Portsmouth has been home to important and influential women over its 900 years as a city, this ride introduces you some of its famous daughters.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Culture
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Experience an on-stage extravaganza at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Experience an on-stage extravaganza at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Plan a theatre trip to Birmingham and enjoy classic performances by the famous Birmingham Royal Ballet, comedy, drama, opera and fun-filled musicals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Performing arts
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Visit the UK’s premier racing venue at Silverstone

Visit the UK’s premier racing venue at Silverstone

There’s far more to this legendary circuit in Buckinghamshire than you may imagine.

Location: Silverstone, Buckinghamshire

Sporting Events

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