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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Enjoy beer and cycling at Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

Enjoy beer and cycling at Manchester Beer & Cider Festival

There are hundreds of beers, ales and ciders to test out as you watch the cyclists whizz by at the Manchester Beer & Cider Festival.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Food and Drink
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Discover Lewis Carroll’s Oxford on a cycling holiday

Discover Lewis Carroll’s Oxford on a cycling holiday

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of 'Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland' with a two-day cycling break exploring the places that inspired the classic tale.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Activities
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Sample the best of Leicester before heading to the match

Sample the best of Leicester before heading to the match

Extend your Rugby World Cup visit to Leicester and discover this East Midlands city’s history, shopping, outdoor pursuits, culture and top notch curry.

Location: Leicester

Sport
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Celebrate over 2,000 years of Gloucester’s history

Celebrate over 2,000 years of Gloucester’s history

Experience the city’s rich history during the Gloucester History Festival in September, with over 100 exhibitions, events, parades and re-enactments.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Festivals and carnivals
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Get spooked in the dungeons

Get spooked in the dungeons

The Blackpool Tower Dungeon tells scary stories galore.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Attractions
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Welcome spring and its cuckoos at the Downton Cuckoo Fair

Welcome spring and its cuckoos at the Downton Cuckoo Fair

Maypole and morris dancing, craft stalls and Wiltshire’s farm produce are just some of the many things you’ll find at this free event in May.

Location: Downton, Wiltshire

Free
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See treasures from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace

See treasures from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace

Every August and September, Buckingham Palace opens its doors, giving you a chance to explore the amazing art, décor and history within.

Location: Victoria, Greater London

Royal
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Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Sissinghurst Castle Gardens

Sissinghurst is known to green-fingered enthusiasts world-over as the epitome of an English country garden.

Location: Sissinghurst, Kent

Picturesque places
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Enjoy a summer festival of fun

Enjoy a summer festival of fun

The South Tyneside Summer Festival promises to be music to the ears of anyone looking to be entertained during the summer months.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

Culture
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Ride with the driver on the Dartmouth Steam Railway

Ride with the driver on the Dartmouth Steam Railway

Enjoy a scenic steam train ride from Paignton to Dartmouth, with a twist.

Location: Paignton, Devon

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Go on a cheese tasting at Thornby Moor Cheese Dairy

Go on a cheese tasting at Thornby Moor Cheese Dairy

Integrity, great flavour and nutritional value is what's on offer at Thornby Moor Cheese Dairy.

Location: Thursby, Cumbria

Regional specialities
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Witness War Horse’s bleak and beautiful backdrop

Witness War Horse’s bleak and beautiful backdrop

For many filmgoers one of the strengths of the hugely successful ‘War Horse’ was the bleak but beautiful backdrop of Dartmoor in Devon.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

National Parks
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A shopping weekend in Birmingham

A shopping weekend in Birmingham

Great shopping and cutting edge art in Britain's second city.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Experience the Bristol Harbour Festival on the water or dry land

Experience the Bristol Harbour Festival on the water or dry land

Celebrate all things maritime, from mermaid dances to pirate treasure hunts, and test out your sea legs on historic vessels at the Bristol Harbour Festival.

Location: Bristol

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Sip cocktails and soak up panoramic views of Manchester at Cloud 23

Sip cocktails and soak up panoramic views of Manchester at Cloud 23

If you’ve got a head for heights and a taste for good cocktails, go to Manchester’s highest bar with a view.

Location: Deansgate, Manchester

Unique Experiences
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Watch the best of independent film at Sundance London festival

Watch the best of independent film at Sundance London festival

Immerse yourself in a line-up of events showcasing the best of independent cinema and musical performances.

Location: London, Greater London

Culture
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Immerse yourself in Byron's Nottinghamshire

Immerse yourself in Byron's Nottinghamshire

Discover why notorious romantic poet Lord Byron was 'mad, bad and dangerous to know', with a sumptuous stay at his former home.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Experience England at its most glorious

Experience England at its most glorious

Experience England at its most glorious at Goodwood.

Location: Goodwood, Sussex

Golf
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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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Sample Sussex ales and ciders in Eastbourne

Sample Sussex ales and ciders in Eastbourne

Tantalise your taste buds at one of Eastbourne’s spring and autumn food and drink festivals, with local real ales and ciders to choose from.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Coastal towns

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