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The weather may not be at its best but there's still loads to do in England... Walk among dinosaurs on a fossil hunting tour or put nerves to the test at a thrilling theme park. Get close to nature and camp in protected woodland or stay aboard a lighthouse or a barge on your family holidays. Bike rides and picnics in a national park, long afternoons at the beach exploring rockpools, baffling mazes and hide and seek in the grounds of a stately home: England is packed with inspiring child friendly holidays and activities. If you think learning is for stuffy school rooms, think again. Discover the secrets of the Tudors and Victorians, marvel at Roman remains and re-live bloody battles and beheadings on days out with the kids.

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle

Follow in the footsteps of Dumbledore and Robin Hood.

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

Price: From £13.05 per adult

Castles and Historic Properties
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Let loose a quiver of arrows at Southsea Castle

Let loose a quiver of arrows at Southsea Castle

In 1515 Henry VIII passed a law stating that all able-bodied men must carry out archery practice on Sundays.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Paint your own dinner service

Paint your own dinner service

Painting your own pottery is fun whatever the weather.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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Tour de France- Stage 3: Cambridge to London

Tour de France- Stage 3: Cambridge to London

Dreamy spires, chocolate box villages and London’s iconic sights, this stage of the race is England at its most quintessential.

Location: Cambridgeshire

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Learn a circus trick or two at Blackpool’s Showzam

Learn a circus trick or two at Blackpool’s Showzam

Magicians, performers and clowns take over the streets of Blackpool, as the circus (and much more) rolls into town every year for Showzam.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Coastal towns
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Head to St Michael's Mount

Head to St Michael's Mount

It’s not often you get to follow in a giant’s footsteps.

Location: Marazion, Cornwall

Castles and Historic Properties
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A dog-friendly beach break

A dog-friendly beach break

Dramatic views and dog-friendly pubs in Northumberland.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get a taste for Tudor life at Charlecote Park

Get a taste for Tudor life at Charlecote Park

Join the Lucy family, at the grand home that’s been theirs since the 13th century.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

City
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Cycle the Exe Estuary Trail

Cycle the Exe Estuary Trail

Explore the River Exe Estuary on two wheels and enjoy impressive estuary views.

Location: Exeter, Devon

Price: From £50 per day for 2 bikes

Cycling
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Go wwoofing in the Eden Valley

Go wwoofing in the Eden Valley

Wwoofing in the Eden Valley is a chance to get your hands dirty and learn about organic food, farming, and ways of life on a real life working farm.

Location: Armathwaite, Cumbria

Family
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Visit the Jacobean splendor of Temple Newsam

Visit the Jacobean splendor of Temple Newsam

There’s plenty to keep you amused at Temple Newsam, including the country’s greatest collections of decorative arts and a rare breeds farm.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Lights, camera, Oxford – a screen tour to remember

Lights, camera, Oxford – a screen tour to remember

From Inspector Morse to Harry Potter, don't miss a stop on this trip through Oxford's greatest screen moments.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Boating on the Thames

Boating on the Thames

Discover Windsor from a river’s eye view with all sorts of boating options.

Location: Berkshire

Lakes and waterways
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Experience life as a dockyard apprentice in Portsmouth

Experience life as a dockyard apprentice in Portsmouth

Be transported back in time to 1911 and become an apprentice for a day at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Experience a taste of country living at Derehams Farm

Experience a taste of country living at Derehams Farm

Derehams Farm is a small working farm with four comfortable self-catering cottages open year round.

Location: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Price: From £350 per week

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Be a Roman soldier for a day

Be a Roman soldier for a day

Walk in the footsteps of Roman soldiers at Arbeia Roman Fort, part of the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

Castles and Historic Properties
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Gaze at the night skies at Kielder

Gaze at the night skies at Kielder

Kielder Water & Forest Park brings nature on a grander scale. The views are bigger, the night sky brighter, the sports wilder and the smiles wider.

Location: Kielder, Northumberland

National Parks
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Tour de France- Stage 2: York to Sheffield

Tour de France- Stage 2: York to Sheffield

Culture vultures can discover the Vikings and Bröntes, while those preferring more physical pursuits can take on the Peak District.

Location: Yorkshire

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Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Take a guided tour through a Cumbrian mine

Explore the relationship between the geology of the Lake District area and the quarrying of local limestone, sandstone, granite and slate in Cumbria.

Location: Threlkeld, Cumbria

Going underground
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See an Egyptian mummy at the Hands on History Museum

See an Egyptian mummy at the Hands on History Museum

The oldest secular building in Hull, Hands on History Museum, now proves a fascinating insight into Victorian Hull.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries

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