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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Spot rare birds and explore Durham’s heritage on two wheels

Spot rare birds and explore Durham’s heritage on two wheels

Cycle the Derwent Walk Railway Path, spot rare birds and discover the story of a near 150 year old railway.

Location: Durham

Budget
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Tire the kids out on a Treetop Nets adventure

Tire the kids out on a Treetop Nets adventure

Get the whole family out in the fresh air for a fun day out in an adventure park suspended up to 9m above the ground and made entirely out of nets.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

National Parks
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Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Take a walk with the wildlife in the Lake District

Keep your eyes peeled and cameras at the ready for some serious Cumbrian wildlife spotting.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

Countryside
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Experience the world’s biggest sailing regatta

Experience the world’s biggest sailing regatta

With up to 40 races a day and more than 1,000 boats pulling into harbour, Cowes Week is the sailing spectacular event not to be missed.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

August events
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Escape to Weymouth for golden sands and family fun

Escape to Weymouth for golden sands and family fun

With a spectacular sandy beach and safe waters plus other attractions in the town and surrounding area, there’s loads to do with the kids.

Location: Weymouth, Dorset

Beaches
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Discover Worthing's local art scene

Discover Worthing's local art scene

Splash Point's converted beach chalet studios put art & culture right on the beach.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Visit one of the oldest museums in the country

Visit one of the oldest museums in the country

Travel through time and around the world at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery.

Location: Warrington, Cheshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Recreate the real Alice in Wonderland’s river trip

Recreate the real Alice in Wonderland’s river trip

Take an Oxford River Cruise trip along the Thames (or Isis as it’s called in Oxford) just like the real Alice in Wonderland many years ago.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Lakes and waterways
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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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Encounter an Elizabethan legacy in Warwickshire

Encounter an Elizabethan legacy in Warwickshire

Discover 900 years of English history at Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, a vast medieval fortress and spectacular castle ruins.

Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Cycle the Tour de France in the Yorkshire Dales

Cycle the Tour de France in the Yorkshire Dales

The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France - will start in Yorkshire in 2014 bringing millions of cycling fans to Yorkshire.

Location: Hawes, North Yorkshire

Sport
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Explore the home of rugby

Explore the home of rugby

After the game, take the opportunity to discover where and how it all began in the Warwickshire market town of Rugby.

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

Sport
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Follow the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Follow the Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail

Discover the beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds by following the 79 mile walk from Hessle to the magnificent Humber Bridge to the seaside resort of Filey.

Location: Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire

Walking and hiking
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Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle

Indulge in a extravagant getaway to a chic and welcoming castle perfectly positioned in Dartmoor National Park.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy mouth-watering dishes and local ales in Greenwich

Enjoy mouth-watering dishes and local ales in Greenwich

Loosen your belt and head to Greenwich Market for global cuisine fit for a king, then make your way to the Old Meantime Brewery for a glass of craft beer.

Location: Greenwich, London

Food markets
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Inhale the scent of Dorset’s glorious gardens

Inhale the scent of Dorset’s glorious gardens

Dorset’s mild and bright climate is home to some magical gardens and horticultural masterpieces.

Location: Dorset

Gardens and Parks
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Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Hove Museum and Art Gallery

Everyone will find something old and interesting to peer at here.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Free
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Investigate The Most Noble Order of the Garter in Windsor

Investigate The Most Noble Order of the Garter in Windsor

The Knights of the Garter, the most senior and oldest British order of Chivalry, has its colourful and historical base at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Royal
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Step into the cockpit of Blackpool’s new Red Arrow Skyforce ride

Step into the cockpit of Blackpool’s new Red Arrow Skyforce ride

Blackpool Pleasure Beach has joined forces with the world famous Red Arrows for a new 72ft-high white knuckle ride that’s great for family holidays.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Beaches

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