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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Cawsand

Cawsand

This peaceful village used to be a hotbed for smugglers.

Location: Cawsand, Cornwall

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Free family fun at Blakemere Village

Free family fun at Blakemere Village

If you a day trip that’s not only family-friendly, but purse-friendly, why not head to Blakemere Village?

Location: Northwich, Cheshire

Free
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Tour the tower of Lincoln Cathedral

Tour the tower of Lincoln Cathedral

For 300 years Lincoln Cathedral was the tallest building in the world. Take a tour of the iconic building for an unforgettable experience.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub in the Forest of Bowland

Tuck into hearty Lancashire grub in the Forest of Bowland

The award-winning Parkers Arms is an ideal place to pause for a pint of good local ale or sample some of the best food found in Lancashire’s countryside.

Location: Forest of Bowland AONB, Lancashire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

Come nose-to-beak with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds

WWT Washington Wetland Centre shows the wonders of the wetlands, with stunning scenery and encounters with some of the world’s rarest waterbirds.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Wildlife and Nature Reserves
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Enjoy horseracing as the Romans did 2000 years ago

Enjoy horseracing as the Romans did 2000 years ago

Go to York Races and take part in a spectacle that first took place over 2,000 years ago.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Sporting Events
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LEGOLAND Windsor

LEGOLAND Windsor

Prepare to have your mind blown at LEGOLAND Windsor.

Location: Windsor, Berkshire

Family
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Discover the 'old man' that's really in The National Forest & Beyond

Discover the 'old man' that's really in The National Forest & Beyond

Once the stately home of eccentrics, Calke Abbey’s former glory has faded, but outside there’s room to walk, run and explore.

Location: Ticknall, Derbyshire

Family
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Enjoy a touch of class in a riverside Cotswold inn

Enjoy a touch of class in a riverside Cotswold inn

The kind of place you dream of but seldom find – an old stone inn, full of charm and history, in the beautiful Cotswold village of Burford.

Location: Burford, Oxfordshire

Lifestyle
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Toe tapping & hip wiggling at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Toe tapping & hip wiggling at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival

For 16 days during May, Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance creating a plethora of entertainment for all ages.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Festivals and carnivals
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Retrace the Cotswolds’ Arts and Crafts movement

Retrace the Cotswolds’ Arts and Crafts movement

Relive the Cotswolds’ rich Arts and Crafts traditions in Chipping Campden and Broadway and be inspired to be a modern day William Morris.

Location: Chipping Campden & Broadway, Gloucestershire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Caves and climbing at Cheddar Gorge

Caves and climbing at Cheddar Gorge

If you ever thought Cheddar Gorge was just a place for looking at stalagmites and stalagtites while eating cheese, you’re extremely wrong.

Location: Somerset

Extreme Sports
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Discover art for all in the North York Moors – and it’s free

Discover art for all in the North York Moors – and it’s free

See world-class art for free at the National Park’s ‘Inspired by… gallery’, a haven for contemporary art in the heart of the North York Moors.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Free
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A stately experience at Weston Park

A stately experience at Weston Park

See what it is like to live like an Earl in this beautiful stately home.

Location: Weston under Lizard, Shropshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Experience a cultural awakening at Leeds Grand Theatre

Experience a cultural awakening at Leeds Grand Theatre

From ballet to opera, West End musicals to drama, Leeds Grand Theatre has it all under one roof.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Performing arts
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Midland Railway- Butterley

Midland Railway- Butterley

The Railway’s Footplate Experience provides big kids with all the necessary know-how to drive a steam train.

Location: Ripley, Derbyshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre

Home to over 250 rescued and endangered primates.

Location: Wareham, Dorset

Attractions
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Find the cultural heart of the City of London

Find the cultural heart of the City of London

Spend some time exploring the Black Art in Action exhibition, creating at the Magna-Crafta family workshop or enjoying Shakespeare at Temple Church.

Location: London

Culture
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Wareham in Dorset

Wareham in Dorset

Full of civil war history and southern charm.

Location: Wareham, Dorset

Activities
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Explore the beautiful Bay of Filey

Explore the beautiful Bay of Filey

Relax on Filey’s expansive beach and admire exotic birds in one of Yorkshire’s finest coastal towns.

Location: Filey, North Yorkshire

Coast

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