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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Be entertained at the Stratford River Festival

Be entertained at the Stratford River Festival

There’s tons of fun to be had at the Stratford River Festival, with live music, street entertainment and fireworks on the River Avon.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

Music and nightlife
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Enjoy a luxurious city break in Sheffield

Enjoy a luxurious city break in Sheffield

Enjoy a two-night stay in comfort with an Elizabethan masterpiece thrown in for good measure.

Location: Sheffiled, South Yorkshire

Price: From £62 for 2 adults

Hidden gems
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Salts Mill

Salts Mill

Packed to its Victorian rafters with independent traders.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Food lovers’ heaven at The Hollies Farm Shop

Food lovers’ heaven at The Hollies Farm Shop

Spend a weekend at The Hollies Farm Shop where you can shop, eat and sleep.

Location: Little Budworth, Cheshire

Regional specialities
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See flowers in bloom at Jessamine Cottage Gardens

See flowers in bloom at Jessamine Cottage Gardens

Jessamine Garden is a taste of New Zealand country gardens brought right to the heart of rural Shropshire.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Gardens and Parks
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Corinium Dobunnorum: the original Roman town

Corinium Dobunnorum: the original Roman town

Travel through every era in Cirencester's history, from Stone Age to Civil War.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Budget
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Climb up Tegg's Nose

Climb up Tegg's Nose

Climb to the summit of Tegg’s Nose, admire the views, cycle the routes and even try your hand at rock climbing.

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire

Walking and hiking
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Birdwatching at Minsmere

Birdwatching at Minsmere

Whether you are an experienced birdwatcher, or just starting to spread your wings, there are a number of bird watching hotspots along the Suffolk coast.

Location: Minsmere, Suffolk

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Take a trip to Sewerby Hall

Take a trip to Sewerby Hall

Celebrate the 300-year anniversary and take in the interiors of this Grade I listed Stately Home.

Location: Sewerby, East Riding of Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Spend a day at Snape Maltings

Spend a day at Snape Maltings

Snape Maltings is a world-renowned landmark on the Suffolk Coast, with great shopping and eating and the Snape Maltings Concert Hall.

Location: Snape Maltings, Suffolk

Shopping and fashion
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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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Tuck into famous fish ‘n’ chips

Tuck into famous fish ‘n’ chips

All that sea air definitely works up an appetite and what better place for a seaside treat than Colmans Fish & Chip Restaurant in South Shields.

Location: South Shields, South Tyneside

Eating out
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Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

This is probably the most quintessentially English sporting day out.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

Events
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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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Be royalty for a day at Scarborough Castle

Be royalty for a day at Scarborough Castle

Take an audio tour around the Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from the headland of the North Yorkshire Coast and have tea in a historic building.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Rowton Castle

Rowton Castle

All the quirks of a 17th century castle mixed with plenty of modern luxuries and great food put simply, it’s got the lot.

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Food and Drink
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Family fun for all in the classic, contemporary city of Chester

Family fun for all in the classic, contemporary city of Chester

Treat the family to an exciting short break in Chester, where lack of dull moments mean the kids will be entertained from start to finish.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Price: From £150

Zoos, wildlife and safari parks
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Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Romantic punting on the River Cherwell

Ever watched people punting and felt you’d like to have a go? Pick up a few tips at Cherwell Boathouse, grab the pole and off you go.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Unique Experiences
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Explore Newcastle's unique boutiques

Explore Newcastle's unique boutiques

NewcastleGateshead has it all; unique boutiques and tailored shopping within strolling distances with cafés and eateries to help you recharge and re-stock your new wardrobe.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Shopping and fashion

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