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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Visit the historic Nottingham Castle

Visit the historic Nottingham Castle

Nottingham’s magnificent 17th century ducal mansion is built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, overlooking the whole of the city.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries... time to get picking and fill those baskets at Parkside Farm.

Location: Enfield, London

Low cost
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Fossil Hunting in East Sussex

Fossil Hunting in East Sussex

You never know what you might find on a fossil-hunting session on Peacehaven beach.

Location: East Sussex

Beaches
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Eat local food at one of Liverpool’s best restaurants

Eat local food at one of Liverpool’s best restaurants

With locally-sourced food and an impressive wine list, book in for dinner at one of Liverpool’s star restaurants.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Food and Drink
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Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

There are few locations more stunning than Exmoor but if its wilderness you are after, then places don’t get much wilder than Exmoor’s Chains.

Location: Exmoor, Devon

Walking and hiking
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The Witterings

The Witterings

Multi-coloured sailing boats, fudge shops, cosy pubs...

Location: Witterings, West Sussex

Seaside resorts
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Visit Stonehenge

Visit Stonehenge

Some 5,000 years old, and partially constructed from rare bluestones found 160 miles away.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Unveil the legend of the Black Dog at Leeds Castle

Unveil the legend of the Black Dog at Leeds Castle

Lord Conroy described Leeds Castle as the "the loveliest castle in the world", but this Norman stronghold has a much darker, more mysterious side.

Location: Maidstone, Kent

Castles and Historic Properties
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Wet and wild in the Forest

Wet and wild in the Forest

There’s no shortage of wet and wild watersports in the New Forest, from adrenalin-rush RIB rides to gentle paddles and luxury sunset sails.

Location: Lymington, Hampshire

Watersports
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Pay a visit to the animals of Old MacDonald’s Farm

Pay a visit to the animals of Old MacDonald’s Farm

At Old MacDonald’s Farm, you can enjoy the Essex countryside whilst getting to know the farmyard favourites and unusual animals. There are also lots of hills to climb and bridges to cross.

Location: Brentwood, Essex

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Visit the home of the Dymock Poets in the Forest of Dean

Visit the home of the Dymock Poets in the Forest of Dean

In the quiet village of Dymock, literacy history was being made by six of the finest poets of the early 20th century.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Literature, film and TV
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Industrial magic at Woodhorn Museum

Industrial magic at Woodhorn Museum

Industrial heritage and folk music in Northumberland.

Location: Ashington, Northumberland

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Give cultural films a go at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Give cultural films a go at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival gives you the chance to watch films you won’t find in your local cinema in a range of unusual surroundings.

Location: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Culture
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Revisit a famous murder plot at Canterbury Cathedral

Revisit a famous murder plot at Canterbury Cathedral

Visit the place where one of England’s most infamous murders took place.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Blue John Cavern

Blue John Cavern

Take your own journey to the centre of the earth in search of Blue John.

Location: Castleton, Derbyshire

Rainy day ideas
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Enjoy a picnic and a walk steeped in history in east London

Enjoy a picnic and a walk steeped in history in east London

Three Mills Island hosts a four mile Mills and Thrills circular walk in this area of the Lee Valley, allowing you to explore London through the ages.

Location: Bromley-by-Bow, London

Walking and hiking
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Get close to animals at Paradise Wildlife Park

Get close to animals at Paradise Wildlife Park

Head to Hertfordshire for an exciting day out with the family at this award-winning zoo to see animals and enjoy a whole host of experiences.

Location: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Dine at London's Most Romantic Restaurant, Clos Maggiore

Dine at London's Most Romantic Restaurant, Clos Maggiore

Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two at romantic restaurant Clos Maggiore, a slice of chic France in historic Covent Garden.

Location: Covent Garden, Greater London

Eating out
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Discover the story of Waltham Abbey’s secret island

Discover the story of Waltham Abbey’s secret island

Spend a day exploring the fascinating history of gunpowder, explosives and rocket propellants at the Royal Gunpowder Mills Secret Island.

Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex

Attractions
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Find out about Hornsea's smuggling past

Find out about Hornsea's smuggling past

Learn about Hornsea’s smuggling past at its Museum, or visit Hornsea Mere which is the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire.

Location: Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire

Beaches

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