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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Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Picnic in Blackpool’s largest park

Stanley Park is renowned for being one of the region's finest parks.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Family
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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

Castles and Historic Properties
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Join in this most colourful of parades at Bristol Pride

Join in this most colourful of parades at Bristol Pride

Take in some drag queen cabaret or chill out to some pumping tunes; whatever you decide to do at Bristol Pride, it won’t be boring.

Location: Bristol

Free
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Get into green camping in the Cotswolds

Get into green camping in the Cotswolds

Camp out amongst elderflowers and starlight at Thistledown Campsite. Acres of idyllic woodland surround your tent, waiting to be explored for free.

Location: Nympsfield, Gloucestershire

Free
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Enjoy tiger walks and water sports in Norfolk

Enjoy tiger walks and water sports in Norfolk

Try out a variety of family-friendly watersports on the broads. Discover rare animals from Asia on a tiger walk, all close to Great Yarmouth.

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Lakes and waterways
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Live like a Lord & Lady at the Langley Castle Hotel

Live like a Lord & Lady at the Langley Castle Hotel

For all knights and princesses out there, your very own 14th century castle awaits you…

Location: Langley-on-Tyne, Northumberland

Unique Experiences
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Gardens at Harewood House

Gardens at Harewood House

Stunning Capabilty Brown-designed grounds plus penguins, flamingos and an ice house.

Location: Harewood, West Yorkshire

Countryside
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Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians at Buttermere

Follow in the footsteps of the Victorians at Buttermere

Discover the haunting tale of the Maid of Buttermere, a story so evocative that the Victorians came in their droves to view this mysterious of places.

Location: Buttermere, Cumbria

Walking and hiking
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Get back to nature whilst glamping in a shepherd’s hut

Get back to nature whilst glamping in a shepherd’s hut

A stone’s throw from Kielder Water and Forest Park, PoSHHuts in Falstone is an oasis of indulgence – a perfect glamping getaway in Northumberland.

Location: Falstone, Northumberland

Lifestyle
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Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail

A fantastic way of exploring the area.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Take a trip on one of England’s last horse-drawn barges

Take a trip on one of England’s last horse-drawn barges

Explore the Grand Western Canal on one of England’s last horse drawn barges, and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Devon countryside.

Location: Tiverton, Devon

Lakes and waterways
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Live life in the fast lane with Manchester’s sports centres

Live life in the fast lane with Manchester’s sports centres

Manchester is not just for football fans. Unleash your adventurous side this season and sample some of the city’s cycling and swimming activities.

Location: Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester

Cycling
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Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Watch the sunrise over the Durham Heritage Coast

Grab an early morning hot drink from the marina and watch the sunrise from the lively town of Seaham before setting off on a windswept walk with dramatic views.

Location: Durham Coast, Durham

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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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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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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Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Take your seats and enjoy a summer celebration of music, art, opera and literature.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

Music and nightlife
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Fly high at RAF Museum Cosford

Fly high at RAF Museum Cosford

Here you can experience aviation life in wartime including the chance to see the world's oldest Spitfire.

Location: Cosford, Shropshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Experience the beauty of art outdoors in Blackpool

Experience the beauty of art outdoors in Blackpool

The Great Promenade Show is a series of outdoor art installations set on the 2km sea defences along Blackpool's South Shore.

Location: Blackpool, Lancashire

Outdoor art and sculpture
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Classic English countryside cycling

Classic English countryside cycling

Explore charming English countryside from Henley-on-Thames to Hambleden Valley on a hired electric bike.

Location: Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

Cycling
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See where Richard III's remains were discovered

See where Richard III's remains were discovered

The ‘Richard III: Leicester’s Search for a King’ exhibition is a must-see for history fans and provides an opportunity to learn more about the King’s life and death.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

Royal

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