Autumn and winter holidays

A family on holiday in Mousehole, Cornwall.

PLEASE NOTE: There are national restrictions in England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Check the latest government guidance and our Know Before You Go page for the latest guidance.

Escape the everyday on a short break or day out in England and discover experiences off the beaten track and culture without the queues. Find the best romantic breaks and family activities in the UK with our guide below and start planning your staycation post-lockdown. 

 

A family on holiday in Mousehole, Cornwall.

PLEASE NOTE: There are national restrictions in England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Check the latest government guidance and our Know Before You Go page for the latest guidance.

Escape the everyday on a short break or day out in England and discover experiences off the beaten track and culture without the queues. Find the best romantic breaks and family activities in the UK with our guide below and start planning your staycation post-lockdown. 

 

PLEASE NOTE: There are national restrictions in England to help reduce the spread of coronavirus. Check the latest government guidance and our Know Before You Go page for the latest guidance.

Escape the everyday on a short break or day out in England and discover experiences off the beaten track and culture without the queues. Find the best romantic breaks and family activities in the UK with our guide below and start planning your staycation post-lockdown. 

 

Things to do

View of Stonehenge from across a field on a sunny day

Escape the everyday at these top English Heritage sites

From epic castles to concealed caves, there are plenty of ways to Escape the everyday at an English Heritage site near you.

Rosie Jones and James Acaster sitting at pub garden table

Escape the everyday in the south west

Plan an accessible short break in the south west with the latest episode of Mission: Accessible, starring Rosie Jones and James Acaster.

Two friends walking down Brighton Promenade.

Escape the everyday in Brighton

Plan an accessible short break by the seaside with Mission: Accessible, a new series created with Rosie Jones and Channel 4.

Mummy Pig following Peppa and George who are following bird tracks in the grass

Escape the everyday with Peppa Pig

Plan a break for the whole family with help from Peppa Pig. Find a range of toddler friendly activities and exciting short break ideas inside.

Image through the trees of the House in the Clouds

9 ways to escape the everyday in Suffolk

Explore olde-worlde towns, big-name breweries and scenic seaside hot spots with Fred Sirieix

The historic bascule lifting bridge over the River Thames, Tower Bridge built in the late 19th century. Dusk, sunset. Flat calm water, and the cityscape of the city of London financial and business district in the background.

9 ways to escape the everyday in London

Take some time out to explore iconic landmarks and hidden gems with Clare Balding in one of the most famous cities in the world.

AJ Odudu posing on rocks in the Yorkshire Dales

9 ways to escape the everyday in North Yorkshire

From the landscape of the Yorkshire Dales to fine-dining dishes, discover more of Gods Own County.

Fountain and lake at Kew Gardens in autumn

11 gorgeous gardens to visit on a day out

Surround yourself in fiery foliage, ripe berries and crunchy leaves in these beautiful gardens.

An exhibition inside the Natural History Museum in Kensington, London.

80+ Indoor activities for families

Come rain or shine, these indoor activities are open and willing to help you keep the kids entertained.

A couple on the North Cornish coast, walking along the clifftops. A red Classic Jaguar car parked.

6 of the best road trips

In need of a post-lockdown road trip? Hit the road and take in some of England's best sights.

A traditional steam train in the North York Moors National Park.

10 of the best heritage train routes

Go back in time on a steam-powered trip down one of England's thrilling heritage rail routes.

Two people cycling down a road in the Peak District, England.

7 spectacular cycling routes

Get active and explore some of England's most scenic countryside on a circular cycling route.

Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, a key filming location for Netflix's The Crown.

15 historic places to take the kids this half term

Pique your family's curiosity at one of these historic spots and create memories that will last for decades to come

A clear shot of the night sky in the Northumberland National Park.

10 must-do activities in England's National Parks

From stargazing in Northumberland to setting sail along the Broads, our National Parks are home to unique and unmissable activities.

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