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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Discover Worthing's local art scene

Discover Worthing's local art scene

Splash Point's converted beach chalet studios put art & culture right on the beach.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Scale the dizzy, domed heights of St. Paul’s Cathedral

Walk up, down and around the inside of this iconic part of London’s skyline.

Location: London, Greater London

Activities
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Hire a Classic Car

Hire a Classic Car

Ever dream of a driving a classic British sports car?

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Unique Experiences
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The Somerset Levels

The Somerset Levels

See the Red Arrows equivalent for starlings in stunning Somerse countryside.

Location: Somerset

Low cost
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Forage tasty mushrooms for your dinner at Fungi Foray

Forage tasty mushrooms for your dinner at Fungi Foray

Get an insight into the wonderful world of mushrooms, and find out what you can pick, and what you should avoid.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Forests and woodlands
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Plan the perfect romantic escape at Langar Hall

Plan the perfect romantic escape at Langar Hall

The ultimate in country glamour, one look at Langar Hall and you’ll immerse yourself in Downton dreams and the upper crust lifestyle of yesteryear.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Visit the most filmed county in England

Visit the most filmed county in England

Be part of a film set in Buckinghamshire and visit the backdrops of famous film – from Bond to Bridget Jones, Harry Potter to Sherlock Holmes.

Location: Various locations, Buckinghamshire

Countryside
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Enjoy a luxury doggy getway for you and your four-legged friend

Enjoy a luxury doggy getway for you and your four-legged friend

The Cary Arms want their guests and their four legged friends to experience the very best during their stay.

Location: Babbacombe, Devon

Dog friendly
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Treat yourself to a stay at boutique bolthole The Cary Arms

Treat yourself to a stay at boutique bolthole The Cary Arms

Enjoy chic seaside life at ‘the Inn on the beach’ and a warm welcome at boutique hotel The Cary Arms in Babbacombe.

Location: Babbacombe, Devon

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Visit the Papplewick Pumping Station

Visit the Papplewick Pumping Station

The pumping station was designed in the 1880s to pump gallons of clean, fresh water every day to the rapidly growing population of Industrial Britain.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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From barons and boutiques to the Magna Carta in historic Helmsley

From barons and boutiques to the Magna Carta in historic Helmsley

History is far from horrible in this picturesque market town within the North York Moors National Park.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Amberley Castle

Amberley Castle

A romantic castle filled with four-poster beds, open fireplaces and Whirlpool bathrooms.

Location: Amberley, West Sussex

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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Spot black grouse in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Spot black grouse in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Grab your binoculars and head for the Durham Dales – explore one of England’s most special places and discover a true Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Location: Durham Dales, Durham

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Uncover the history of Carlisle Castle

Uncover the history of Carlisle Castle

Carlisle Castle’s rich and varied attractions will give you an insight into its eventful history.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy active fun for all the family in Essex’s Lee Valley

Enjoy active fun for all the family in Essex’s Lee Valley

Explore the great outdoors on an active family holiday in Essex’s River Lee Country Park, with traffic free bike trails, farm animals and glamping.

Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex

Activities
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Eat delicious seasonal food at the Wild Rabbit Inn

Eat delicious seasonal food at the Wild Rabbit Inn

Pop in for a drink by the fire or a locally-sourced meal, and then stay over at this charming inn in the idyllic Cotswold village of Kingham.

Location: Chipping Norton, Cotswolds

Countryside
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Rejuvenate your body and soul at Church Spa

Rejuvenate your body and soul at Church Spa

Set in a beautiful former 19th Century Methodist church, this is a unique setting for a spa and is nestled in the enchanting village of East Markham.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

Spa breaks and pampering
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Enjoy family workshops Northern at Gallery for Contemporary Art

Enjoy family workshops Northern at Gallery for Contemporary Art

The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art presents changing exhibitions of new work by artists from the UK and abroad, bringing new art to new audiences.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Go behind the scenes at MediaCityUK’s BBC Tour

Go behind the scenes at MediaCityUK’s BBC Tour

Find out what goes on behind the BBC camera and have a go in front of it.

Location: Salford, Greater Manchester

Low cost

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