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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Cheer on the UK’s first America's Cup World Series races

Cheer on the UK’s first America's Cup World Series races

Watch Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team compete with some of the world’s top sailors in a series of exhilarating races across the Solent.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Events
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Climb aboard the excellent Esk Valley Railway

Climb aboard the excellent Esk Valley Railway

Delightful villages, dramatic views and gentle country walks – do it all by train on a ride through the delightful Esk Valley, near Whitby.

Location: Whitby, Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Transport yourself to the tropics at Stratford’s Butterfly Farm

Transport yourself to the tropics at Stratford’s Butterfly Farm

Lush landscapes and hundreds of colourful creatures are waiting for you at the UK’s largest butterfly farm.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Take in a weekend of jazz at Marsden Jazz Festival

Take in a weekend of jazz at Marsden Jazz Festival

Hear old school traditional to cutting-edge contemporary jazz at Marsden Jazz Festival.

Location: Marsden, West Yorkshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Discover the village that fell into the sea

Discover the village that fell into the sea

One dark night in 1664, while local people were attending a wake, the whole village of Runswick slipped into the sea…

Location: Runswick Bay, North Yorkshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Explore Brighton & Hove’s legendary beachfront

Explore Brighton & Hove’s legendary beachfront

Walk along the promenade from Hove in the West to the Brighton Marina for shops, bars, restaurants, clubs, watersports, cycling and a bandstand.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Beaches
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Go on the Taste Round the Island Cycle Route

Go on the Taste Round the Island Cycle Route

Enjoy a three to four night cycle tour on quiet country lanes right around the Island, whilst stopping at top quality food and drink “taste locations” on route.

Location: Isle Of Wight

Coastal landmarks and Islands
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Channel your inner artist in the South Downs

Channel your inner artist in the South Downs

Create your own artistic masterpiece at one of the South Downs’ most scenic locations, with stunning views of the Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Valley.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Coastal towns
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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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Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Calling all chocoholics: the UK’s only chocolate-themed hotel has 15 rooms, dedicated to all that is tasty and tantalising.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Unique Experiences
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Revel in a romantic penthouse at Nottingham’s St James Hotel

Revel in a romantic penthouse at Nottingham’s St James Hotel

Book a room at the penthouse at the St James Hotel in Nottingham for the ultimate luxurious and romantic getaway.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Step into the world of Downton Abbey at Alnwick Castle

Step into the world of Downton Abbey at Alnwick Castle

Explore the Downton Abbey exhibition at Alnwick Castle and discover the lavish State Rooms, used as a filming location in season five of the series.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Indulge in life’s simple pleasures in Nidderdale

Indulge in life’s simple pleasures in Nidderdale

Stunning countryside, pretty villages, pubs with roaring fires; Nidderdale is the perfect escape for spending quality time with each other.

Location: Pateley Bridge/Masham, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Unicorn Theatre for kids

Unicorn Theatre for kids

The first purpose-built theatre for children.

Location: South Bank, London

Performing arts
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Rock Climb in the Peak District

Rock Climb in the Peak District

With 10,000 recorded climbs the Peak District is widely recognised as having some of the best climbing in the country.

Location: Peak District, Derbyshire

Low cost
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Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Uncover hidden treasures in the historic Jewellery Quarter

Explore this creative industrial hub in Birmingham and admire Georgian and Victorian architecture.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

City
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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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Potter about with Potter at Hill Top

Potter about with Potter at Hill Top

Observe the trout on Esthwaite Water from the Tale of Jeremy Fisher and fields that inspired the Tale of Peter Rabbit and much more at Hill Top.

Location: Ambleside, Cumbria

Literature, film and TV
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Discover Chester's Roman, heritage and spooky history

Discover Chester's Roman, heritage and spooky history

On a guided tour of Chester you’ll meet Roman soldiers, float along the River Dee and find out the spine-chilling tales of the city’s past.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Tours and trails
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Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Stay in a 200-year-old tower

Book a stay in a converted 19th century fort, where sea views and dreamy skies are all part of the décor.

Location: Shingle Street, Suffolk

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