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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Discover the story of remarkable preservation at Stow Maries

Discover the story of remarkable preservation at Stow Maries

Stow Maries Aerodrome is a Great War Aerodrome set in the rural Essex countryside.

Location: Purleigh, Essex

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Shout ‘Yarrrr!’ and be a pirate for the day

Shout ‘Yarrrr!’ and be a pirate for the day

Join in the shenanigans this summer at one of Brixham’s fantastic pirate days for adults and children.

Location: Brixham, Devon

Coastal towns
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Discover the Naze seascapes and landscapes

Discover the Naze seascapes and landscapes

Enjoy a day exploring the cliffs, searching for fossils on the beach or admiring the artworks on display in the Naze Tower.

Location: Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

Castles and Historic Properties
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Tour the 18th century Walled Gardens at the Apley Estate

Tour the 18th century Walled Gardens at the Apley Estate

Take a guided tour of the Walled Gardens on the Apley Estate in Shropshire, sample its produce at The Creamery Café or buy your own from Apley Farm Shop.

Location: Apley, Shropshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Enjoy a remote retreat the heart of the Cumbria’s mountains

Enjoy a remote retreat the heart of the Cumbria’s mountains

Book your place at YHA Black Sail, the perfect rural retreat for lovers of the great outdoors.

Location: Cleator, Cumbria

Walking and hiking
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Enjoy a relaxing & romantic break at Eden Hall & Manor Court

Enjoy a relaxing & romantic break at Eden Hall & Manor Court

Visit Eden Hall Day Spa to refresh and revive your body and mind; then unwind and relax at Manor Court for a perfect, peaceful getaway.

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

Spa breaks and pampering
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Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta in historic Salisbury

Celebrate 800 years of the Magna Carta in historic Salisbury

Marvel at England’s most important document, the Magna Carta, on a visit to the historic city of Salisbury.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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See the world famous sights of London on two wheels

See the world famous sights of London on two wheels

Whether you want a quiet, relaxing peddle or to see some world-famous sights, negotiate the capital on two wheels.

Location: London, Greater London

Activities
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Explore a most regal romantic setting

Explore a most regal romantic setting

The charming Sandringham House is a surprisingly warm and welcoming country house, open to the public from April to October.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

Castles and Historic Properties
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Go glamping near the White Cliffs of Dover

Go glamping near the White Cliffs of Dover

Cosy up together in a tipi under the stars on a romantic glamping holiday on Kent’s iconic seaside coast.

Location: Dover, Kent

Coast
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See the classic works of Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

See the classic works of Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

Experience the witty, satirical libretto of Gilbert and the glorious music of Sullivan at the 22nd International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival throughout August.

Location: Harrogate, North yorkshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Take a longer look at London with the City Visitor Trail

Take a longer look at London with the City Visitor Trail

Make the most of your time in London - no matter how long you have - with the main trail and its side tracks you'll have plenty to do and more.

Location: London, Greater London

Tours and trails
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Chomp on the freshest seafood in Scarborough

Chomp on the freshest seafood in Scarborough

Celebrate Scarborough’s Seafest Maritime Festival by filling your hamper with some of the best food from local suppliers and heading for the beach.

Location: Scarborough, North Yorkshire

Coastal towns
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Take a walk through Tresco Abbey Garden

Take a walk through Tresco Abbey Garden

Visit the sub-tropical Abbey Garden in Tresco, Isles of Scilly for an extraordinary array of exotic plants from over 80 different countries.

Location: Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

Gardens and Parks
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Get an insider's view with Portsmouth Greeters

Get an insider's view with Portsmouth Greeters

What better way to really get to know Portsmouth than being greeted by one of the city's passionate and proud Portsmouth Greeters.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

Tours and trails
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Get bowled over in Leeds

Get bowled over in Leeds

Join the Barmy Army and enjoy cricketing action at Headlingley, walk in the Dales or be knocked for six by some of the best British art and sculpture.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

City
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Experience Hull's mixed arts, music and culture festival

Experience Hull's mixed arts, music and culture festival

Hull’s annual festival, Freedom, features torchlight processions, flaming installations, street dance, pop up galleries, aerial acrobats and music.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Relax on a romantic weekend mini break at Cromer Lodge

Relax on a romantic weekend mini break at Cromer Lodge

Cosy up in a Grade 2 listed building in the heart of the Norfolk countryside.

Location: Cromer, Norfolk

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Sailing in Langstone Harbour

Sailing in Langstone Harbour

Learn the basics of sailing with a weekend course in Langstone Harbour.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

Boating
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Explore the ruins of Ashby Castle

Explore the ruins of Ashby Castle

Sir Walter Scott’s classic novel of 1819, Ivanhoe featured Ashby Castle as the backdrop to the famous jousting scenes.

Location: Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire

Castles and Historic Properties

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