City breaks in autumn

Sunderland's Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Head towards the bright lights and bustling atmosphere for a weekend city break in England, and you’ll be in awe as you explore its iconic architecture, rich culture and unique charms. Head to Preston in Lancashire for cultural gems, high street shopping and lively events; treat yourself to a new outfit or two at Birmingham’s new shopping haven, Grand Central, and enjoy a glass of Pimm’s and some top class musical entertainment in London's Hyde Park.

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Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Be spooked on a Lincoln Ghost Tour this Halloween

Hear the spooky tales of Lincoln’s past by foot or by open-top bus.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

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Get back to nature at Attenborough Nature Reserve

Get back to nature at Attenborough Nature Reserve

The tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham set the landscape for discovering and watching wildlife at its best.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Celebrate 300 years of grace & elegance in Bath

Celebrate 300 years of grace & elegance in Bath

Bath invites you to discover its marvellous museums and enjoy the exquisite taste of the Georgians.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Join Bill Spectre on his award winning Ghost Trail

Join Bill Spectre on his award winning Ghost Trail

Dressed as a Victorian undertaker, Bill will lead you through the streets of this pretty city lifting the lid on this great seat of learning.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Enjoy really high tea at the Spinnaker Tower

Enjoy really high tea at the Spinnaker Tower

Visit the Café in the Clouds for a high tea with a difference.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Enjoy family workshops at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Enjoy family workshops at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art

Marvel at the works of emerging and established artists, and enjoy a programme of exhibitions and events around the North East.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Discover Chester's Roman, heritage and spooky history

Discover Chester's Roman, heritage and spooky history

On a guided tour of Chester you’ll meet Roman soldiers, float along the River Dee and find out the spine-chilling tales of the city’s past.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

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Sample some amber nectar this autumn in Derby

Sample some amber nectar this autumn in Derby

Take a guided mini-bus tour with Real Ale Derby and get a real flavour of Derby’s well-deserved reputation for cask ale excellence and welcoming pubs.

Location: Derby, Derbyshire

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Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Get clued up on healthy cooking at Harborne Food School

Learn how to cook healthy, sustainable food at Birmingham’s newest food school.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Eyes on the sky for Light up Lancaster

Eyes on the sky for Light up Lancaster

See the skies over Lancaster light up this autumn at the North’s biggest firework display as part of Light up Lancaster.

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire

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Explore the deep at the National Marine Aquarium

Explore the deep at the National Marine Aquarium

Visit the UK's largest aquarium to be amazed at our fascinating underwater world, and how we all play a part in conserving it.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

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Activities for all ages at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Activities for all ages at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens is a great place for the whole family to spend the day – and it’s free.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Retrace the steps of Jack the Ripper

Retrace the steps of Jack the Ripper

Take a trip down murder lane with a Jack the Ripper walk on a dark winter’s evening and retrace the steps of the infamous Victorian monster.

Location: London, Greater London

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Enjoy tales of witches, monks and haunted pubs

Enjoy tales of witches, monks and haunted pubs

Head to Medieval Norwich this Halloween for spooky ghost walks and spine-chilling stories told by master storyteller, Man in Black.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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Uncover 900 years of horrible history on the Spice Island Ghost Walk

Uncover 900 years of horrible history on the Spice Island Ghost Walk

When things go bump in the night, do you investigate rather than hide under the covers? If that’s the case then you’ll love the hair-raising thrills of a paranormal walk around Portsmouth’s old city.

Location: Portsmouth , Hampshire

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Uncover England's maritime history in Greenwich

Uncover England's maritime history in Greenwich

Journey back into London’s seafaring history and come up close and personal with Britain’s most famous sailor, Lord Nelson.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Take to the ice in an activity break in Nottingham

Take to the ice in an activity break in Nottingham

Get ready for winter and take to the ice at the National Ice Centre, stay the night at a quirky new hotel, and enjoy a full day of entertainment.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

Experience life underwater at The Deep aquarium

The Deep transports you to an underwater world where you can walk through Europe’s deepest viewing tunnel.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Soak up the atmosphere and changing colours of Durham City

Soak up the atmosphere and changing colours of Durham City

Wrap up warm and enjoy walks amongst a leafy Durham City this autumn, and discover the timeless magic of Crook Hall for a wonderfully English experience.

Location: Durham City, Durham

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Catch cultural gems on a Preston city break

Catch cultural gems on a Preston city break

The city of Preston has evolved from its industrial roots into a modern and vibrant city buzzing with cultural gems, high street shopping and lively events.

Location: Preston, Lancashire

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