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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Enjoy a boat trip on Canal River Trust's Waterways

Enjoy a boat trip on Canal River Trust's Waterways

Spend your weekend exploring Cheshire’s incredible waterways, at Anderton Boat Lift and the National Waterways Museum.

Location: Anderton, Cheshire

Boating
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Country fair fun at the Cheshire County Show

Country fair fun at the Cheshire County Show

Spend the day tasting delicious local produce and meeting birds of prey at the Cheshire County Show.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Test your metal at Bodyflight Bedford

Test your metal at Bodyflight Bedford

Bodyflight is Europe's most exciting adventure centre, featuring Indoor Skydiving, Surfing, Climbing, Racing and a simulated BASE jump.

Location: Bedford, Bedfordshire

Extreme Sports
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Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Behind the scenes magic at Sunderland Empire Theatre

Providing entertainment since 1907 Sunderland Empire has seen big stars grace its stage, from Laurel and Hardy and Charlie Chaplin to Billy Connolly.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Literature, film and TV
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Climb the 332 steps to the top of Salisbury Cathedral tower

Climb the 332 steps to the top of Salisbury Cathedral tower

Be inspired by the peace and beauty of one of Britain’s finest medieval cathedrals.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Walking and hiking
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Fish and Chips on the Beach

Fish and Chips on the Beach

Make it a traditional English seaside holiday and have fish and chips on Mablethorpe Beach.

Location: Mablethrope, Lincolnshire

Coast
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Step aboard Brunel's ss Great Britain

Step aboard Brunel's ss Great Britain

Brunel’s ss Great Britain is the best type of time machine, a beautifully preserved ship and museum.

Location: Bristol

Historic sites and icons
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Ride a heavy horse in the Cumbrian countryside

Ride a heavy horse in the Cumbrian countryside

Experience a horse ride like no other with Cumbrian Heavy Horses.

Location: Whicham Valley, Cumbria

Countryside pursuits
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Pitch your tent at central London’s campsite

Pitch your tent at central London’s campsite

Lee Valley Campsite is a brilliant base for exploring the countryside and handy for central London too.

Location: Enfield, London

Price: From £2.50

Countryside
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Design your own jewellery at Oresome Gallery

Design your own jewellery at Oresome Gallery

Design your own jewellery at Oresome Gallery at Hull's historic Old Fruit Market.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Courses, Learning and Self-Improvement
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At Home with Sir Alfred Munnings

At Home with Sir Alfred Munnings

Spend a peaceful afternoon at Castle House and grounds, one-time home to Sir Alfred Munnings and his wife Violet, and soak up its homely atmosphere.

Location: Dedham, Essex

Castles and Historic Properties
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Be at one with birds of prey at Rosliston Forestry Centre

Be at one with birds of prey at Rosliston Forestry Centre

There’s something special about being close to a bird of prey; those round watchful eyes on high alert, fixing you with a dominating stare.

Location: Rosliston, Derbyshire

Forests and woodlands
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Catch some rays and waves at Woolacombe Beach

Catch some rays and waves at Woolacombe Beach

North Devon has some of the county’s most popular family beaches including award-winning Woolacombe.

Location: Woolacombe, Devon

Watersports
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Experience over 200 years of history at the Redoubt Fortress

Experience over 200 years of history at the Redoubt Fortress

Get hands on with history at the UK’s leading Napoleonic fortress, with free return visits throughout the year.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Price: From £4.50

Military history
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Experience Victorian values at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Experience Victorian values at Blists Hill Victorian Town

Located in the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, Blists Hill Victorian Town shows how people lived in the olden days.

Location: Ironbridge, Shropshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle

Wander around a large part of Her Majesty's official residence.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Discover the vibrant Ouseburn

Discover the vibrant Ouseburn

Ouseburn is one of the most visually attractive, creatively exciting and historically fascinating areas in the North East.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Neighbourhoods
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See an open-air play

See an open-air play

Carved into a granite cliff face on the southern tip of Cornwall, the Minack Theatre is a wonderfully unique theatrical experience.

Location: Porthcurno, Cornwall

Unique Experiences
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Enjoy a family break at the contemporary Guesthouse East

Enjoy a family break at the contemporary Guesthouse East

Enjoy a full-on family holiday in a stylish boutique guest house, close to the national park, complete with self catering suites and babysitter.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

Price: From £40 per adult per night room only

National Parks
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Spend the night in Peverell's Tower

Spend the night in Peverell's Tower

Pack your suitcase for a hair-raising and luxurious stay in Dover Castle’s former prison tower.

Location: Dover, Kent

Price: From £17.00 for day visit

Unique Experiences

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