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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Visit England's largest travelling fair

Visit England's largest travelling fair

Hull Fair celebrated its 700th birthday in 1993 and has grown to attract over half a million visitors.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Family
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Visit the oldest recorded battlefield in Britain

Visit the oldest recorded battlefield in Britain

Viking raiders used Northey Island as a base during the Battle of Maldon in AD991. Today it’s a lot more tranquil...

Location: Northey Island, Essex

Military history
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Greensand Ridge Walk

Greensand Ridge Walk

Follows a ridge of greensand through on a green path through Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.

Location: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

Low cost
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Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Fun for all the family at Brooklands Museum - the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.

Location: Weybridge, Surrey

Price: From £11 per adult

Family
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Take a luxurious trip deep into the Forest

Take a luxurious trip deep into the Forest

Stay in a luxurious 17th century self-catering accommodation and imagine the aches and pains of life fade away.

Location: Royal Forest of Dean, Gloucester

Price: From £100 per person per night.

Lifestyle
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Visit the Isles of Scilly

Visit the Isles of Scilly

Clear waters and a balmy micro-climate.

Location: Scilly Isles, Cornwall

Coast
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Enjoy the outdoors and its culinary delights at Talton Lodge

Enjoy the outdoors and its culinary delights at Talton Lodge

Surely there’s nowhere other than Talton Lodge where you could combine canoeing, Tug O’ War and sausage-making courses?

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Activities
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Plan a day of horse riding with Country Treks

Plan a day of horse riding with Country Treks

Horse riding in the beautiful South Shropshire countryside is something quite special indeed and is great way to admire the scenery.

Location: Stottesdon, Shropshire

Countryside
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Enjoy the sights of picture perfect villages by bike

Enjoy the sights of picture perfect villages by bike

Cycle through the picturesque villages of Coggeshall, Finchingfield and The Hedinghams taking in their historical sights.

Location: Coggeshall, Essex

Cycling
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Take a trip with Thomas at the Bucks Railway Centre

Take a trip with Thomas at the Bucks Railway Centre

The Buckinghamshire Railway Centre is a working steam museum with one of the UK’s largest collections of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia.

Location: Quainton, Buckinghamshire

Attractions
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Find your romantic side at the lovely Arden Hotel

Find your romantic side at the lovely Arden Hotel

Chill out and love in, at this rather gorgeous boutique hotel in the heart of historic Stratford.

Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire

City
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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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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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Slattery's Chocolate Courses

Slattery's Chocolate Courses

One of the most confusing things about Manchester for first-time visitors to the city is the huge number of satellite towns that help to give the wider city its unique flavour.

Location: Greater Manchester

Regional specialities
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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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Explore the West Bay coastline as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Explore the West Bay coastline as seen on TV’s Broadchurch

Discover West Bay and soak up the setting that helped inspire TV’s Broadchurch.

Location: West Bay, Dorset

Free
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Enjoy the City of London's Lord Mayor Show

Enjoy the City of London's Lord Mayor Show

The Lord Mayor's Show has floated, trotted, marched and fought its way through 798 years of London history; watch as it travels through the City.

Location: London, Greater London

November events
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Take in a lecture at the Royal Society

Take in a lecture at the Royal Society

A Royal Society talk offers you the chance to ease the guilt, warm up those grey cells, and all without the tuition fees.

Location: London

Low cost
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Explore Nene Park in the River Nene Valley

Explore Nene Park in the River Nene Valley

Imagine somewhere beautiful, safe and unspoilt where you can explore endless meadows, lakes and woodland, and the River Nene.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Gardens and Parks
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Dine at the Chef's table at Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Dine at the Chef's table at Derby’s Cathedral Quarter Hotel

Experience an ultimate dining experience at the ‘Chef’s Table’. Create a menu and watch chefs at work through your own window.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Eating out

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