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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Seal and Puffin Spotting

Seal and Puffin Spotting

Visit Farne Islands to see thousands of seabirds and a huge Grey seal colony.

Location: Farne Islands, Northumberland

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Explore the Forge Valley

Explore the Forge Valley

A walk through 165 million years of history.

Location: Forge Valley, North Yorkshire 

Forests and woodlands
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Walk in the footsteps of Phillip Larkin

Walk in the footsteps of Phillip Larkin

Trace Phillip Larkin’s footsteps across the city of Hull where you feel that wherever he was, Larkin was simply 'here'.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Tours and trails
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Enjoy bowling, dining & cocktails at All Star Lanes

Enjoy bowling, dining & cocktails at All Star Lanes

Bowling, dining, cocktails: a simple combination that guarantees a truly memorable boutique bowling experience.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Price: From £6.95 (off peak bowling)

Hidden gems
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Go to top aviation event RAF Cosford Airshow

Go to top aviation event RAF Cosford Airshow

RAF Cosford Air Show is one of the country's top aviation events attracting people of all ages to a day full of entertainment.

Location: Cosford, Shropshire

Military history
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Swing through the canopy with Tree Top Treks

Swing through the canopy with Tree Top Treks

Monkey about for a day and climb through the trees on our specially designed obstacle course and discover views previously reserved for the birds.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

Forests and woodlands
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Sample a selection of wines at Dedham Vale Vineyard

Sample a selection of wines at Dedham Vale Vineyard

Dedham Vale Vineyard is a great place to experience wine tasting whilst enjoying the pristine rolling English countryside.

Location: Boxted near Colchester, Essex

Vineyards and wine tasting
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Get your ice cream with a slice of American Pie

Get your ice cream with a slice of American Pie

Durham's first and only 1950s American-themed ice cream parlour is a real sweet treat.

Location: Seaham, Durham

Eating out
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See how and where the Edwardians bathed at Victoria Baths

See how and where the Edwardians bathed at Victoria Baths

Learn about the history of Edwardian bathing or take in an art exhibition in the mosaic spaces of Victoria Baths.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Castles and Historic Properties
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Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Drink a beer at The Bear Inn – Oxford’s oldest pub

Sit by a roaring coal fire, sampling the cask ales and pub grub at Oxford’s oldest drinking hole.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Heritage
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Watch a cricket match at world famous Trent Bridge

Watch a cricket match at world famous Trent Bridge

Visit one of the most famous sporting grounds in the UK and watch cricketing history being made.

Location: West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire

Events
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Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Feel the sea breeze in Portsmouth Harbour

Find your sea legs and obtain an unrivalled view of Portsmouth’s naval heritage with a bracing harbour tour.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Party in the City during the City of London Festival

Party in the City during the City of London Festival

Each summer the City of London Festival brings the City's buildings & spaces to life with music, street arts, film, walks & talks; much of it free.

Location: London, Greater London

Festivals and carnivals
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Experience the London Marathon

Experience the London Marathon

Thousands of runners take to the streets of the capital.

Location: London, Greater London

Events
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Go off road trail riding with Pewsey Vale Riding Centre

Go off road trail riding with Pewsey Vale Riding Centre

Take to some of Wiltshire's finest riding trails for fine views of the monuments of the county.

Location: Marlborough , Wiltshire

Countryside pursuits
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Discover Enid Blyton's Old Thatch Gardens

Discover Enid Blyton's Old Thatch Gardens

A quintessentially English garden situated close to the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills

Location: Bourne End, Buckinghamshire

Gardens and Parks
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Go on a luxury tipi holiday with Big Sky Tipi Holidays

Go on a luxury tipi holiday with Big Sky Tipi Holidays

Experience the magic of a tipi holiday in the beautiful Sussex countryside, and unwind around a camp fire.

Location: Near Eastbourne, East Sussex

Price: From £160 per tipi for 2 nights or £320 for 5 nights

Forests and woodlands
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Do a spot of stargazing at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Do a spot of stargazing at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Discover the secrets of the universe and the workings of the Lovell Telescope in the gardens and exhibitions of Jodrell Bank.

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire

Low cost
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Help yourself to the best food and drink at Aldeburgh

Help yourself to the best food and drink at Aldeburgh

Fine food, local brews and idyllic seaside make the perfect ingredients for a tasty weekend away.

Location: Aldeburgh, Suffolk

Coastal towns
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Seaside chic in south Devon

Seaside chic in south Devon

Treat yourself to some sophistication-on-sea with a boutique room at the Cary Arms in Babbacombe.

Location: Babbacombe Bay, Devon

Coast

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