Peppa Pig and her family love going away on family breaks – especially when they're in England. Whether visiting a hilltop castle or splashing about at the seaside, or roaming the great outdoors jumping in muddy puddles, they’re always looking forward to their next family trip. Here are just some of their favourite things to do in England.
Pretend you’re striding across the moon, head into a medieval battle or uncover ancient Egyptian mummies. There are more museums in England than you can count on both your hands, all with lots of fun activities to try!
Pop on your wellies and go for a walk in the countryside. With magical thousand-year-old trees all around you, there will be lots of chances to spot woodland creatures, crunchy leaves and the most splashable muddy puddles.
Barefoot on the soft sand, chase away the waves and see how many pretty shells you can find hidden along the beach. England’s coastline is over 2,000 miles long, so there’s plenty of places for finding colourful shells of all different shapes and sizes!
Do you like drawing? Well you can see lots of pictures and paintings at an art gallery. Take a pencil and paper and have a go at drawing your own masterpiece just like the ones on the walls, or get hands on with the interactive displays and arty activities.
From bouncy castles to circus tricks, there are lots of fun things to see and do at a festival. Sit on Daddy’s shoulders and sing along to the music from the huge stages, go ‘WEEEE’ on a helter-skelter, test your hula-hooping skills and watch a film under the stars.
England is full of castles and palaces that used to be home to fancy kings and queens. Try on a fancy dress and declare yourself ruler, climb up the tallest turrets and find your way out of tricky mazes, all in one day.
Follow mucky winding trails past big bushes, through tall trees and around quiet lakes. Nature reserves are made to protect local wildlife, so you’re bound to see a big, pointy beak or two along the way and lots of creepy crawlies too.
Do you know your T-Rex from your Stegosaurus? Well you can learn everything about these prehistoric creatures at a natural history museum! Feel their bones, see their scaly skin and hear them roar all under one roof.
Think bath time, but ten times bigger! With swirly slides, soak zones, lazy rivers and huge swimming pools for practising holding your breath underwater, it’s always playtime at an indoor water park.
Built a very long time ago (even before Granny and Grandpa were born), seaside piers were, and still are, found in lots of seaside towns. Most are made of wood and stand on stilts over the wavy water. Some have fairground rides, while others put on theatre shows, but all of them have plenty of ice cream!
Pack sandwiches and some crunchy crisps, and visit a fancy country house. If your tummy starts rumbling while you’re exploring, then find a nice spot in the gardens, set out a criss-cross blanket and tuck into your goodies in stately surroundings.
Make your way past dinosaurs, across raging rivers and through loud jungles on a crazy golf course. The aim of the game is to hit the little balls into the round holes in the ground, but there will be a few obstacles in your way! Crazy golf can be played inside and out, so you can go up against Mum and Dad whatever the weather.
You’ll come across lots of different sights, sounds and smells in a garden, from pretty-in-pink rose bushes, to sweet-smelling lavender and trickling fountains. Hop along winding paths, past creeping vines and tall statues, or play hide and seek behind big, old trees.
Going to the theatre is much fun!. The seats are big and soft (just like a cinema), people wear their nicest clothes and there’s lots of singing, dancing and acting, all right in front of your eyes. Plus, there are always tasty ice creams up for grabs at the interval.
Buy your ticket, stomp up the stairs and grab the front seats – everyone knows they’re the best ones. From up here you’ll get a bird’s-eye-view of the streets, people, buildings and parks, and the conductor will tell you all about the history of the city around you.
Be captain of your own ship on a boating holiday. You’ll sail along the water, sleep below deck and eat under the stars – just like a pirate! You can hop on and off whenever you’d like to go for a walk, play in the park or have lunch at a pub, and there’ll be lots of wonderful things to see as you float along the river.
Make sure you’ve got your bucket and spade – you’re going to need it. England is jam packed with soft, sandy beaches, great for burying Dad and building massive sandcastles! How tall can you make yours?
Sleepovers are fun, especially when they’re outside. With lots of campsites dotted around the country, going on a camping holiday is easy. You can make friends with your neighbour in the next tent, eat marshmallows and drink hot chocolate before bedtime, before snuggling down in a sleeping bag for the night.
Caves may seem spooky but they are actually very interesting! You can visit lots across England – underground and by the seaside – that are filled with funny shapes that dangle from the ceiling and grow out of the ground. See if you can spot a bat or two, and hear your voice bounce of the old cave walls.
Buy or make your own kite and try to make it fly! You’ll need a bit of wind, so open spaces like parks and beaches are great, and once it’s up in the air you can watch it float across the sky. There are even kite-flying festivals, with loads of huge kites of cool shapes and colours.
Choo! Choo! All aboard the olden-days train! Wave goodbye to the people on the platform, then sit back and watch pretty countryside and coastal scenes pass you by. Can you count all the sheep and cows before they disappear out of sight?
England’s beaches are home to plenty weird and wonderful sealife, and rock pools are the perfect place to find them! With a bucket in hand, clamber over the rocks and peer into the waters to find all the different kinds of life that live under them. Keep an eye out for slimy seaweed, crabs and even starfish.
Sweet, red strawberries are delicious, don’t you think? Well they’re even better when they’re freshly picked, by you! In the summertime, lots of farms let you fill buckets (also called punnets) with as many ripe strawberries as you can find – perfect in a tasty fruit salad or smothered in cream.
Tuck in to tiny sandwiches, cakes and scrummy scones at an afternoon tea. Castles, hotels, manor houses and even garden centres whip up these treats, served on pretty plates stacked on top of each other and washed down with a warm cup of English tea!
‘Neigh’, ‘Oink’, ‘Quack’ and ‘Moo’ are just some of the sounds you hear at a farm. Loads of farms across England invite you in to see their animals and to get involved with heaps of fun activities. Feed the goats and feel their fur tickle your hand, ride through the fields on a tractor, cuddle fluffy bunnies and whizz down squiggly slides all in one place!
Fancy visiting some of the places that Peppa Pig and her family love going to? Well download our special Peppa Pig holiday checklist here or by clicking on the image below, and try and tick off as many as you can!
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