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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Join the arts takeover of a seaside town

Join the arts takeover of a seaside town

Inspired by the famous Edinburgh event, the Ventnor Fringe brings all varieties of arts to the Isle of Wight.

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

August events
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Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

Visit the world’s largest railway museum for free

No visit to York is complete without a visit to the National Railway museum, home to railway icons including Thomas the Tank Engine.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Taste ice cream straight from the farm

Taste ice cream straight from the farm

Savour the delights of ice cream straight from the farm, in the pretty rural Nottinghamshire countryside.

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Regional specialities
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Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Pick your own at Parkside Farm

Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries... time to get picking and fill those baskets at Parkside Farm.

Location: Enfield, London

Low cost
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Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Everyone will find something old and interesting to peer at here.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Free
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Osborne House

Osborne House

The perfect place to spend a warm summer's day.

Location: Isle of Wight

Castles and Historic Properties
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The world's best luxury never looked so Brummie

The world's best luxury never looked so Brummie

Indulge yourself in style, at Birmingham's ritziest shopping centre.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Lifestyle
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See a play under the stars at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

See a play under the stars at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Experience theatre performed in the open air, amid the beautiful, green surroundings of Regent's Park.

Location: Regent's Park, Greater London

Performing arts
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Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Spend an afternoon in the gardens of The Fishes pub

Eat away the afternoon at the Fishes, a serious gastropub with beautiful views in the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: North Hinksey, Oxford

Heritage
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Explore Winchester with a stay at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel

Explore Winchester with a stay at Mercure Winchester Wessex Hotel

Enjoy a stay at this four star city centre hotel which overlooks Winchester Cathedral.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

Price: From £69

Neighbourhoods
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Be blown out of the water at the Museum of Naval Fire Power

Be blown out of the water at the Museum of Naval Fire Power

Find out what you would need to fight a naval battle at the Museum of Naval Fire Power.

Location: Gosport, Hampshire

Military history
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A local look at one of Cornwall's national success stories

A local look at one of Cornwall's national success stories

An ex-RAF pilot and his wife grew their wine into an international triumph. Catch a glimpse and a taste in historic Bodmin.

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall

Tours and trails
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Cycle Through Time

Cycle Through Time

Explore the extensive grounds of Norfolk's fabulous Blickling Estate on two wheels.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Castles and Historic Properties
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Experience panoramic views on Grey’s Monument

Experience panoramic views on Grey’s Monument

Experience panoramic views and close encounters with a former Prime Minister, followed by a well-earned cup of Earl Grey tea.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Walking and hiking
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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 wild on safari at Chessington World of Adventures

Go wild on safari at Chessington World of Adventures

Climb aboard the safari truck and head off to Chessington World of Adventures in search of flamingos, giraffes and white rhinos.

Location: Surrey, Greater London

Theme Parks
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The FA Cup

The FA Cup

The best places to watch the Cup Final day.

Location: London, Greater London

May events
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Recapture days of old at Old Hall Farm

Recapture days of old at Old Hall Farm

Take a trip to this historic open working farm and see many different activities throughout the farming year.

Location: Ulverston, Cumbria

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Learn about the lace industry at Framework Knitters Museum

Learn about the lace industry at Framework Knitters Museum

See the history of the lace industry come to life at the Framework Knitters Museum.

Location: Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Take an exhilarating boat ride along Dorset’s stunning coastline

Explore the inaccessible parts of Dorset’s beautiful coastline, and its native wildlife, with a rip-roaring boat ride at 30 knots.

Location: Christchurch, Dorset

Harbours and fishing villages

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