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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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Take a tour of Adnams Copper House Distillery

Take a tour of Adnams Copper House Distillery

The most energy-efficient distillery in the UK, producing high quality vodka, gin, whisky and more from grin to glass.

Location: Southwold, Suffolk

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Celebrate Ryedale's heritage at the Folk Museum

Celebrate Ryedale's heritage at the Folk Museum

Discover this hidden gem deep in the North York Moors National Park and uncover English antiques and curiosities.

Location: Hutton-le-Hole, North Yorkshire

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Climb aboard the East Lancashire Railway for a 1940s festival

Climb aboard the East Lancashire Railway for a 1940s festival

Join the East Lancashire Railway to party like its 1949 in Rawtenstall, a pretty pocket of Lancashire where the blitz spirit is still going strong.

Location: Rawtenstall, Lancashire

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Go camping in the grounds of one of England’s finest stately homes

Go camping in the grounds of one of England’s finest stately homes

Take the kids camping on a child friendly holiday at Castle Howard, near York, where a thousand breath-taking acres await for you to explore.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Bushcraft and campfires on a family escape

Bushcraft and campfires on a family escape

Gather your friends and family around the campfire to learn bushcraft and woodland skills in the Lancashire countryside.

Location: Garstang, Lancashire

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Explore the lush landscapes of South Downs National Park

Explore the lush landscapes of South Downs National Park

Brighton & Hove is known as a seaside city, but beyond the bright lights of the pier lies the UNESCO Biosphere sites on its doorstep, just a short bus ride away…

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

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Head to Royal Windsor for a truly memorable heritage break

Head to Royal Windsor for a truly memorable heritage break

Discover a rich mix of history, culture, heritage and fun on a short break in Royal Windsor.

Location: The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead, Berkshire

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Ice Climbing in London

Ice Climbing in London

Forget about that cheese sandwich and packet of crips - time for a liquid lunch. Frozen liquid, that is, and climbing it.

Location: Covent Garden, London

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Escape with the family to a Cotswolds hill farm

Escape with the family to a Cotswolds hill farm

Walk with donkeys, cook alfresco pizza, picnic in an arboretum, enjoy an indoor skate-park and become a Roman for the day at Westley Farm.

Location: Chalford, Gloucestershire

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Underwater adventures at Blue Planet Aquarium

Underwater adventures at Blue Planet Aquarium

Discover clown fish, reef magic, a giant octopus and a pirate playground as you go underwater.

Location: Ellesere Port, Cheshire

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Have a picnic on Polzeath Rocks

Have a picnic on Polzeath Rocks

Laying out your tartan blankets and cucumber sarnies on the rocks of Polzeath feels like stepping straight into the pages of an Enid Blyton novel.

Location: Daymer Bay, Cornwall

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Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Meet the gibbons at Paignton Zoo

Let’s face it, British animals can be fairly tame (bless ‘em). At least, compared to tigers, Chilean flamingos, Asiatic lions and tropical reptiles they are – all of which you’ll find at Paignton Zoo in Devon.

Location: Paignton, Devon

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Fashionistas welcome

Fashionistas welcome

Intu Metrocnetre shopping centre isn't just a fashionistas dream; an Imex cinema, bowling alley and arcade will delight both adults and kids.

Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

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Seafood fanatics will love Rick Stein’s eaterie Fish

Seafood fanatics will love Rick Stein’s eaterie Fish

Salivate at the television chef and fish fanatic Rick Stein’s Falmouth restaurant. It’s a must-do for foodies.

Location: Falmouth, Cornwall

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Lose yourself within the majestic rooms of Forde Abbey

Lose yourself within the majestic rooms of Forde Abbey

Pay a visit to Forde Abbey, which was recently the venue for filming a major scene in the 2015 film Far from the Madding Crowd.

Location: Chard, Somerset

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Enjoy bowling, dining & cocktails at All Star Lanes

Enjoy bowling, dining & cocktails at All Star Lanes

Bowling, dining, cocktails: a simple combination that guarantees a truly memorable boutique bowling experience.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Don your tweeds for the Nottinghamshire County Show

Don your tweeds for the Nottinghamshire County Show

As the season changes, May is your chance to enjoy the spring sunshine with an action-packed day at the Nottinghamshire County Show.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

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Follow the Ancient Sherwood Route

Follow the Ancient Sherwood Route

Take in the best of north Nottinghamshire on this 20-mile cycle route, which explores the extensive area covered by Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

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Explore the English Riviera Global Geopark

Explore the English Riviera Global Geopark

Spot rare wildlife, go coasteering, and discover stories of drowned forests at South Devon's Global Geopark, a fascinating area with rich historical and geological heritage.

Location: Torquay, Devon

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Enjoy a reunion of family or friends at Eaton Manor

Enjoy a reunion of family or friends at Eaton Manor

Stay at the award-winning 4 and 5-star gold Eaton Manor Country Estate near Church Stretton in the Shropshire Hills, specialising in luxury accommodation for groups.

Location: Church Stretton, Shropshire

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