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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Cycle in the wheel tracks of a Knight

Cycle in the wheel tracks of a Knight

Follow in the wheel tracks of gold medalist and Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins on this Grand Cycle trail of Pendle.

Location: Pendle, Lancashire

Cycling
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Visit top chef Tom Kerridge’s Michelin pub in Marlow

Visit top chef Tom Kerridge’s Michelin pub in Marlow

Located in the charming Georgian town of Marlow, the Michelin starred Hand and Flowers is all about great food in luxurious surroundings.

Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Eating out
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Blow your own glass bubble

Blow your own glass bubble

Learn about the distinctive aquamarine-coloured glass and make your own glass bubble at Bath Aqua Glass.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Biddenden Vineyards in Kent

Biddenden Vineyards in Kent

Making wine in the Garden of England.

Location: Biddenden, Kent

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Discover the coastal charm of Felixstowe Ferry

Discover the coastal charm of Felixstowe Ferry

This beautiful village at the mouth of the river Debden is an idyllic place to while away the hours.

Location: Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Have a sea adventure without getting wet at Oceanarium

Have a sea adventure without getting wet at Oceanarium

Oceanarium allows you to discover the secrets of the deep with a virtual Dive Cage and numerous varieties of sea life.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Low cost
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Go to Liverpool Sound City, an innovative music, film and art festival

Go to Liverpool Sound City, an innovative music, film and art festival

Get a ticket for one of the UK’s largest international music, digital and film festivals.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Music and nightlife
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See how Fine China is made at Royal Crown Derby

See how Fine China is made at Royal Crown Derby

Royal Crown Derby is the oldest surviving manufacturer in England, see how they work their magic.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Heritage
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Family friendly arts and crafts at Chapel Gallery

Family friendly arts and crafts at Chapel Gallery

Chapel Gallery is a family friendly gallery which offers a visitor experience that is fun and engaging for all ages.

Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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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Splurge on date night in Manchester’s luxurious hot spots

Splurge on date night in Manchester’s luxurious hot spots

Your romantic getaway is just round the corner; visit some of the city’s most sumptuous hot spots for indulgent cuisine and spectacular skyline views.

Location: Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester

Heritage
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Take a trip down Corrie’s iconic cobbles

Take a trip down Corrie’s iconic cobbles

Head down to Manchester to trot down one of England’s most famous streets, taste traditional Yorkshire dishes and sleep amongst the stars.

Location: Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester

Tours and trails
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Have a Toto-lly Wicked time at the Bristol Hippodrome

Have a Toto-lly Wicked time at the Bristol Hippodrome

If you've been to London, seen all the shows, got the T-shirt (and the signed programmes), then how about taking your seats to Bristol?

Location: Bristol

Performing arts
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Photography in Canterbury

Photography in Canterbury

Get the most out of that new digital camera on a guided photography course in Canterbury.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

City
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Enjoy a romantic escape in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy a romantic escape in Shakespeare’s England

Shakespeare’s England, home to Romeo and Juliet - the greatest love story of all time, is the perfect place for a romantic escape.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Discover ‘The Good Life’ amongst Kent’s farmyards and gardens

Discover ‘The Good Life’ amongst Kent’s farmyards and gardens

There’s no better time to visit Kent than in the spring so why not follow your nose and discover the county’s fragrant countryside and gardens?

Location: Maidstone, Kent

Gardens and Parks
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Pick, prepare and cook your own food, from garden fork to dinner fork

Pick, prepare and cook your own food, from garden fork to dinner fork

Eckington Manor in Worcestershire has a state-of-the-art cookery school, teaching you the art of cooking and preparing tasty, locally sourced food.

Location: Pershore, Worcestershire

Cookery courses
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Discover the life and times of William Wordsworth

Discover the life and times of William Wordsworth

Take a literary tour of the homes of one of England’s great romantic poets.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Literature, film and TV
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Experience the world’s biggest sailing regatta

Experience the world’s biggest sailing regatta

With up to 40 races a day and more than 1,000 boats pulling into harbour, Cowes Week is the sailing spectacular event not to be missed.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

August events
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Enjoy a Brighton budget break with free museums and more

Enjoy a Brighton budget break with free museums and more

It’s easy to enjoy a cheap weekend break in Brighton and Hove, with cheap hostel accommodation and plenty of free museums and art galleries.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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