Short breaks in England

People ice skating at Somerset House

Find ideas for winter and plan ahead for your staycation in 2022. Enjoy long country walks through autumn meadows and shady woods and stay over in classic English pubs to sample real ales and tasty regional grub. Find ideas for a half-term adventure with the kids or whisk your loved one away on a romantic city break  Discover a different side to an English seaside resort or eat your way around a foodie city; we have hundreds of ideas for short breaks and holidays in England.

People ice skating at Somerset House

Find ideas for winter and plan ahead for your staycation in 2022. Enjoy long country walks through autumn meadows and shady woods and stay over in classic English pubs to sample real ales and tasty regional grub. Find ideas for a half-term adventure with the kids or whisk your loved one away on a romantic city break  Discover a different side to an English seaside resort or eat your way around a foodie city; we have hundreds of ideas for short breaks and holidays in England.

Find ideas for winter and plan ahead for your staycation in 2022. Enjoy long country walks through autumn meadows and shady woods and stay over in classic English pubs to sample real ales and tasty regional grub. Find ideas for a half-term adventure with the kids or whisk your loved one away on a romantic city break  Discover a different side to an English seaside resort or eat your way around a foodie city; we have hundreds of ideas for short breaks and holidays in England.

Choose from hundreds of 2021 short break ideas...

Family inside tunnel of lights

30 Christmas events for 2021

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with our round-up of Christmas events across the country.

Best winter things to do in England

Where to get cosy this winter

Hunker down with your favourite book in a cute cafe or dip into olde worlde shops to escape the rain.

High angle close up of person eating freshly baked pizza at Purezza Vegan Restaurant, Brighton, East Sussex

Foodie breaks and holidays

Discover a smorgasbord of foodie breaks available up and down the country.

Couple wearing white bathrobes relaxing in the Turkish Baths Spa in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Luxury breaks and indulgent escapes

Treat yourself to a hot tub holiday, a lengthy massage at a spa weekend or rooftop cocktails at a fancy hotel.

People having a drink at The Rooftop St. James, Trafalgar St. James Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London, with Nelson's Column in the background.

City breaks and holidays

Dig a little deeper to find local food and arts, nightlife and culture on a city in England.

Couple in the swimming pool, Thermae Bath Spa, Bath

Romantic breaks and getaways

Take time for just the two of you on a romantic break to some of England’s most loved-up locations.

A woman outside Peony Vintage in Margate, England.

Uncover England's hidden gems

From Margate's vintage shops and art scene to Birmingham's historic waterways, unearth quirky alternatives.

A view of Brindley Place in Birmingham during the summer.

Accessible breaks and places to stay

Find accessible attractions and places to stay with our collection of handy expert guides.

The view from Higger Tor in the Peak District National Park.

What to do in England's National Parks

Try stargazing in Northumberland or admire the stately homes and ancient hills of the Peak District.

A family walking down a path towards Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire.

Days Out in England

From lazy beach days to action-packed theme parks, find day trips near you and plan your next adventure.

Peppa Pig and family visiting a botanical garden.

Family breaks with Peppa Pig

From seaside resorts to enchanted forests, start making new memories with your little ones with the help of Peppa Pig.

A group of puffins on the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, north England.

England's best beaches for wildlife spotting

Whether it's seal pups or bottlenose dolphins, head to your nearest beach and see if you can spot something truly wild!

Aerial view of Bamburgh Castle on the coast of Northumberland, England.

Coastal and seaside breaks

Pick your favourite beach location and settle down for a relaxing holiday by the sea.

Sunrise on Catbells Mountain, The Lake District, Cumbria, England. Hiker walking along a path on the mountain ridge.

Activity breaks and holidays

Conquer mountains and hills on foot, bike, or even Segway and swing through forests that have stood for centuries.

17 secret gardens to visit

Explore hidden worlds of colour with these secret gardens, perfect as part of a short break.

An aerial view of Monsal Head in Derbyshire, England.

Green spaces with showstopping views

Set your eyes on unforgettable vistas at gorgeous countryside locations.

Blond woman wearing hat and jeans walking on bridge across river in Bourton on the Water, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Countryside breaks

With ancient forests, pristine villages, and rolling green fields, the English countryside is the perfect place to destress.

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