Things to do

Things to do in England

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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Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Sample Melton's local produce at rural markets

Discover the market town of Melton Mowbray, close to the Vale of Belvoir, which translated means ‘beautiful view’.

Location: Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

Food markets
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Go off-roading on Salisbury Plain

Go off-roading on Salisbury Plain

Calling all thrill-seekers! Experience a high-adrenalin adventure holiday this autumn by taking to the byways of Salisbury Plain with Stonehenge ATV.

Location: Sailsbury, Wiltshire

Activities
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Get your party shoes on at Askham Hall

Get your party shoes on at Askham Hall

A luxurious, intimate, unpretentious home from home which is up-to-date, full of charm and somewhere you can kick off your wellies at the front door.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Wedding celebrations
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Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Cycle through a World Heritage Site

Cycling enthusiasts of all abilities enjoy traffic-free rides and gradients of less than 2% on this 2.5-hour cycle route from Telford to Ironbridge.

Location: Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire

Cycling
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Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North

Get an insight into the wars and conflicts that have shaped both England and the world at the Imperial War Museum North.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Military history
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Be an apprentice brewer for the day at Derventio Brewery

Be an apprentice brewer for the day at Derventio Brewery

Roll up your sleeves as you become an apprentice brewer for the day in one of Derby’s many micro-breweries.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

Breweries and distilleries
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Learn about Hull’s historic pubs on the Hull Ale Trail

Learn about Hull’s historic pubs on the Hull Ale Trail

Venture into Hull’s Old Town amidst cobbled alleyways and staithes and join Hull’s Ale Trail.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Pubs and cocktail bars
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You don't have to like amazing English food, but it helps

You don't have to like amazing English food, but it helps

One woman's love affair with Cambridge cuisine has become one of the city's best attractions.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Tours and trails
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Tread the boards on a theatre break in Sheffield

Tread the boards on a theatre break in Sheffield

Visit Sheffield in South Yorkshire to enjoy an array of theatrical entertainment in the good company of the award-winning Sheffield Theatres.

Location: Sheffield , South Yorkshire

Performing arts
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Share a ‘Brief Encounter’ with your loved one in the Lune Valley

Share a ‘Brief Encounter’ with your loved one in the Lune Valley

Embark on a romantic break at the award-winning Castle Inn, right in the heart of Lancashire’s inspirational Lune Valley.

Location: Hornby, Lancashire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Cambridge University

Cambridge University

Take a walking tour through the colleges that make up one of the most prestigious universities in the world – Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Historic sites and icons
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Warwick soaked in colour and sound

Warwick soaked in colour and sound

Sing along to folk favourites, as Warwick brings the world’s best to its door.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

Music and nightlife
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Explore Gibberd Garden’s sculpture trail & 7 acre garden

Explore Gibberd Garden’s sculpture trail & 7 acre garden

The Gibberd Garden was designed by an uncompromising modern architect, and has been conserved just as he left it – tranquil, artful and beautiful.

Location: Harlow, Essex

Outdoor art and sculpture
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A coastal break with a unique twist

A coastal break with a unique twist

Swap a standard double for a balancing barn or geometric house, both are worthy of spot on Grand Designs.

Location: Thorrington & Thorpeness, Suffolk

Unique Experiences
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Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Discover what goes into your pint on a brewery tour

Home to a number of award-winning breweries, Nottinghamshire is the perfect place to discover what goes into the quintessentially English pint.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Food and Drink
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See Pre-Raphaelite art at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

See Pre-Raphaelite art at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery

Tullie House in Carlisle is home to a nationally important collection of Pre-Raphaelite works of art by the likes of Rosetti and William Morris.

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Rediscover yourself on a relaxing farm stay in the Cotswolds

Rediscover yourself on a relaxing farm stay in the Cotswolds

Experience a break with a difference and reconnect with the countryside. Stay in a hut by the pond or a unique shepherd’s hut with a cosy log burner.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Family
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Explore Nymans estate

Explore Nymans estate

Commanding great views from atop the rolling hills of Sussex, Nymans stands proud as one of Britain’s top gardens.

Location: Haywards Heath, Sussex

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy a summer of culture in Liverpool

Enjoy a summer of culture in Liverpool

Get your culture vulture fix in Liverpool where you can enjoy the timeless works of Arthur Miller, Jackson Pollock and Peter Blake in one city.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Performing arts
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Explore old boats at Hull and East Riding Museum

Explore old boats at Hull and East Riding Museum

Don’t miss the Hull and East Riding Museum where you will find a woolly mammoth and one of the world’s oldest boats.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries

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