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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Stop for afternoon tea at The Meadowside Farm Café

Stop for afternoon tea at The Meadowside Farm Café

Grab a bite to eat at this café in rural Frome, famous for its breakfasts, brunches and excellent afternoon teas.

Location: Frome, Somerset

Food and Drink
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Navigate your way to nautical success with Heron Sailing

Navigate your way to nautical success with Heron Sailing

Take to the helm from England’s only Royal Harbour and master the art of sailing.

Location: Ramsgate, Kent

Boating
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Explore Lancashire’s waterways with Canal Boat Cruises

Explore Lancashire’s waterways with Canal Boat Cruises

Abandon the hustle and bustle of everyday life and head for the peace and stunning scenery of Lancashire, with Canal Boat Cruises of Riley Green.

Location: Hoghton, Lancashire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Have some fun at Kendal Calling

Have some fun at Kendal Calling

Kendal Calling is the most fun you can have in the countryside with fields full of activities and attractions.

Location: Kendal, Cumbria

Festivals and carnivals
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Fall in love in the Durham Dales

Fall in love in the Durham Dales

Explore the rugged beauty of the Durham Dales’s rolling pastures and open moorland among the falling leaves and changing colours of the landscapes on a romantic break.

Location: Durham Dales

Romance
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Follow Portland’s Tout Quarry Sculpture Trail

Follow Portland’s Tout Quarry Sculpture Trail

Portland’s rugged landscape is home to breathtaking views, as well as some history and heritage surprises.

Location: Portland, Dorset

Budget
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Dine in a Medieval Bishop’s Palace

Dine in a Medieval Bishop’s Palace

Enjoy fine dining and stunning rooms at The Old Palace - a 300 year old palace near Lincoln Cathedral.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Porlock

Porlock

Go back in time in this sleepy Somerset idyll.

Location: Porlock, Somerset

Countryside pursuits
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Have exclusive hire of your own lodge on the Bowood estate

Have exclusive hire of your own lodge on the Bowood estate

Queenwood Lodge is a Georgian Manor House furnished to the highest standard.

Location: Calne, Wiltshire

Lifestyle
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Wander the medieval passageways & get lost in the City

Wander the medieval passageways & get lost in the City

Navigate your way through the intriguing streets of the old City and embrace its quirky nature.

Location: London, Greater London

Tours and trails
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See Plymouth’s waterfront and wildlife by bicycle

See Plymouth’s waterfront and wildlife by bicycle

Britain’s Ocean City boasts a wonderful waterfront area, and provides easy access to the coast and the countryside right from the heart of the city.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

Coast
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Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Indulge your inner book worm at the St Ives Literature Festival

Discover why the twentieth century’s great writers and artists found their inspiration in the fishing town of St Ives.

Location: St Ives, Cornwall

Coastal towns
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Explore Brighton's Cultural Quarter

Explore Brighton's Cultural Quarter

Find an exotic Royal palace, classical concerts, West End shows and fine art all within a moment’s walk of each other.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Performing arts
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Look to the skies at the Bournemouth Air Festival

Look to the skies at the Bournemouth Air Festival

A Mecca for aeroplane junkies the Bournemouth Air Festival sees the RAF and Royal Navy put on a majestic display in the skies, the sea and on land.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Military history
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Coast to countryside views from Arundel Castle

Coast to countryside views from Arundel Castle

Explore Arundel’s rich history and heritage with re-enactments and family fun-days at Arundel Castle.

Location: Arundel, West Sussex

Castles and Historic Properties
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Wig wam your way to Clumber Park

Wig wam your way to Clumber Park

Camping in tents is so last year – why not try sleeping in a yurt or wigwam in the beautiful surrounds of Clumber Park?

Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire

Gardens and Parks
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See a rare Shakespeare portrait at National Portrait Gallery

See a rare Shakespeare portrait at National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery holds a vital key to what Shakespeare looked like, with what may be the only portrait of the bard painted from life.

Location: Charing Cross, Greater London

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

Get the giggles at the Halifax Comedy Festival

See Alistair McGowan, Jaspar Carrott and a bunch of alpacas at The Halifax Comedy Festival running from 23 to 31 October 2015. It's going to be funny, seriously funny.

Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire

Festivals and carnivals
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Learn a circus trick or two at Blackpool’s Showzam

Learn a circus trick or two at Blackpool’s Showzam

Magicians, performers and clowns take over the streets of Blackpool, as the circus (and much more) rolls into town every year for Showzam.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Coastal towns
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Plan the perfect romantic escape at Langar Hall

Plan the perfect romantic escape at Langar Hall

The ultimate in country glamour, one look at Langar Hall and you’ll immerse yourself in Downton dreams and the upper crust lifestyle of yesteryear.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes

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