Choose from one of 40+ ideas and start planning your next autumn break. Escape from the everyday with a mixture of autumn activities, with a range of ideas suitable for families, kids or couples. From exciting city breaks to cozy countryside and woodland cottages, autumn is the ideal time to explore a new part of the country or revisit an old favourite. And if you don't want to travel too far, you can find a great autumn break near you - just use the filters on the left to pinpoint your location! Please be sure to check with any individual attractions before travelling to check booking times, availability and/or any restrictions that may be in place.
Travel back in time on a rainy day at this trend-setting museum, which transports visitors back through 300 years of history.
Location: York, North Yorkshire
You're lost in the streets of East London where Jack the Ripper is on the prowl. Will you make it out alive? Head to London Dungeon to find out.
Location: London Bridge, Greater London
From astronauts to rocket towers, satellites and meteorites, there is plenty of space to explore at this fun, family-friendly attraction.
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
A trip to Milestones in Basingstoke brings the past to life. The museum is home to over 20,000 objects that were either made or used in Hampshire, and is a record of the county's social, industrial and transport history.
Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire
Visit Rutland Water's famous wildfowl sanctuary, covering a 1,000 acres of bird hides, mucky nature trails and interactive visitor centres.
Location: Rutland Water, Rutland
Non-stop adventures await all the family with thrilling rides, Gruffalo themed shows and even an on-site zoo and aquarium.
Location: Chessington, Surrey
Adrenaline-seekers will not want to miss this adventure park which has 25 thrills and attractions so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
Location: Chertsey, Surrey
Venture to Hertfordshire for an exciting day out with the family at this award-winning zoo; see a range of exotic animals and enjoy a whole host of experiences and attractions.
Location: Broxbourne, Hertfordshire
Re-enact your favourite scenes from the much-loved period drama at Highclere Castle before retiring to London Lodge, a Georgian Grade II-listed gatehouse on-site.
Location: Highclere, Hampshire
A must-visit destination for chocoholics of all ages, Cadbury World in Bourneville near Birmingham is full of fun indoor activities and things to do when it rains.
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Take a deep breath and see if you can walk through the world’s largest under-sea glass tunnel at SEA LIFE Brighton.
Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
Need ideas on things to do when it rains? Visit one of North West England’s oldest museums and get a hands-on look at our planet from the oceans to the stars.
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Located on a former Second World War airfield, Newark Air Museum is the ideal place to find out about the history of aviation.
Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire
Delve underground into Churchill’s War Cabinet Rooms and uncover the secret location which housed the Prime Minister during WWII.
Location: Westminster, London
If ever there was a magical woodland walk, it’s the two-mile circular trail through the trees from May Beck to the charming Falling Foss waterfall.
Location: North York Moors, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
Uncover the story of the British motor industry at the British Motor Museum, and come face to face with British motoring icons.
Location: Gaydon / Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Let the little ones run free around the 12 acres of gardens at the multi award-winning Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland.
Location: Alnwick, Northumberland