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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Discover a fusion of ancient and modern in Salisbury

Discover a fusion of ancient and modern in Salisbury

The historic city of Salisbury is the perfect location for the next cosmopolitan short break or long weekend.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Price: From £37 per person per night

City
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Hone your detective skills at the Agatha Christie Festival

Hone your detective skills at the Agatha Christie Festival

Be inspired by the Queen of Crime’s world on the English Riviera at the annual Agatha Christie Festival.

Location: Torquay, Devon

Low cost
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Make your own apple juice in the heart of the Chilterns

Make your own apple juice in the heart of the Chilterns

Spend a weekend at Chiltern Ridge and make your own apple juice, and explore the two acre site and surrounding Chiltern Hills.

Location: Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Regional specialities
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Take a bargain break with all the trimmings at Totland

Take a bargain break with all the trimmings at Totland

On the west coast of the Isle of Wight, YHA Totland has the beach, heaps of countryside walks and great local attractions on its doorstep.

Location: Totland, Isle of Wight

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Enjoy a drink at England’s oldest pub

Enjoy a drink at England’s oldest pub

Built into a cave system underneath Nottingham Castle, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (or ‘The Trip’ as locals call it) is a legend among English inns.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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Celebrate Portsmouth's literary heritage at BookFest

Celebrate Portsmouth's literary heritage at BookFest

Meet some of the UK's most beloved authors in an annual literary festival for the whole family.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Events
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Prepare to be thrilled at Thorpe Park

Prepare to be thrilled at Thorpe Park

Adrenaline-seekers will not want to miss this adventure park which has 25 thrills and attractions so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Location: Chertsey, Surrey

Theme Parks
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Walk Cheshire’s beautiful Sandstone Trail

Walk Cheshire’s beautiful Sandstone Trail

Take a walk on the wild side discovering the ancient market town of Frodsham, Georgian Whitchurch and everything in between.

Location: Frodsham, Cheshire

Walking and hiking
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Gardens at Harewood House

Gardens at Harewood House

Stunning Capabilty Brown-designed grounds plus penguins, flamingos and an ice house.

Location: Harewood, West Yorkshire

Countryside
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Unleash your wild side at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Unleash your wild side at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park

Port Lympne is home to over 700 rare and endangered animals, including western lowland gorillas, the largest herd of black rhino in the UK and more.

Location: Lympne, Kent

Price: From £23.95

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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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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Enjoy a room with a seaside view at Cabot Court Hotel

Enjoy a room with a seaside view at Cabot Court Hotel

Enjoy a seaside holiday that the kids and you will love with a stay at Cabot Court Hotel.

Location: Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

Price: Family Room from £65

Seaside resorts
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Proms in the Park

Proms in the Park

Top class musical entertainment in Hyde Park.

Location: London, Greater London

Performing arts
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Enjoy a countryside short break at Cloisters

Enjoy a countryside short break at Cloisters

Cloisters offers a spacious base for family and friends to explore the New Forest.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

Price: From £1,300 a week

National Parks
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Explore Woodbridge Tide Mill

Explore Woodbridge Tide Mill

Fans of focaccia and sough dough loaves, this one’s for you. Pop by The Tide Mill to discover a fascinating aspect of Woodbridge’s history: bread.

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk

Historic sites and icons
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Sandcastles and rockpools at Bamburgh Beach

Sandcastles and rockpools at Bamburgh Beach

Do you know your cockles from your winkles? St. Aidan and Grace Darling certainly did. And what better place to learn than on Bamburgh Beach.

Location: Bamburgh, Northumberland

Seaside resorts
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See science come to life at The Time Machine

See science come to life at The Time Machine

Explore the hands on galleries featuring over 50 exhibits, or take part in the workshops with plenty of bangs, explosions and smelly effects.

Location: Harlow, Essex

Attractions
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Potholing and Caving

Potholing and Caving

An underground Yorkshire adventure

Location: North Yorkshire

Activities
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Feel the weight of a gold bar at the Bank of England Museum

Feel the weight of a gold bar at the Bank of England Museum

The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England, from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the United Kingdom's central bank.

Location: London, Greater London

Museums, galleries and libraries

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