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Days out and trips in England

Find the best days out near you and plan your next day trip with our handy guide. Whether you're planning a family day out or a day trip in your local area, you'll find a range of zoos, theme parks, outdoor activities and much more to help shape your big day out in England. Please check with the attraction's website for up-to-date information on opening times and restrictions before travelling.

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Satisfy your inner Willy Wonka at The Chocolate Hotel

Calling all chocoholics: the UK’s only chocolate-themed hotel has 15 rooms, dedicated to all that is tasty and tantalising.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

 

Cosy up in a private hot tub on a romantic retreat

Treat your loved one and yourself to a new level of luxury with your very own hot tub suite at Applegarth Villa, nestled in the heart of Windermere.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

 

Enjoy a stay in this unique holiday home

Stay in Hill House Hall on Woodbridge’s Market Hill, one of the oldest houses in Suffolk packed with personality and surprises.

Location: Woodbridge, Suffolk

 

Book your very own butler on a romantic getaway to York

Treat your loved one to a luxurious break at the five-star Grand Hotel & Spa in York, including a penthouse suite with your very own butler.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 

Spoil yourselves in North Yorkshire’s country hideaways

Hidden away in spectacular grounds are luxurious grand halls and country houses where you can really spoil the one you love.

Location: Harrogate/Masham, North Yorkshire

 

Cruise though the Wiltshire countryside in a vintage car

Discover the England you love on a vintage car break in Wiltshire.

Location: Melksham, Wiltshire

 

Live the high life in Cheshire’s villages

With high-end boutiques, swanky eateries and millionaire footballers, Cheshire’s ‘Golden Triangle’ brings exclusive city treats to the countryside.

Location: Cheshire

 

Experience England at its most glorious

Enjoy a quintessential English break exploring the grounds of the grand Goodwood Estate and grounds.

Location: Goodwood, Sussex

 

Spa by the sea at Climping’s Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa

Relax and unwind in the tranquil coastal setting of Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa in Climping.

Location: Littlehampton, West Sussex

 

Spend the night in Peverell's Tower

Pack your suitcase for a hair-raising and luxurious stay in Dover Castle’s former prison tower.

Location: Dover, Kent

 

Enjoy a rural escape at Kitley House Hotel

This 500 year old country house is set in the heart of the South Devon countryside making it the perfect destination for a relaxing and enjoyable break.

Location: Plymouth, Devon

 

Spoil yourself with a bit of luxury at Ellenborough Park

Indulge in classically beautiful surroundings and enjoy a hotel that strives for excellence.

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

 

Explore the heart of Shakespeare's England

Get out of the town and explore the romantic countryside and luxurious hotels of Shakespeare’s England in the heart of rural Warwickshire.

Location: Warwickshire

 

Rainy Day Activities: Relax in Harrogate’s Turkish Baths

Use the next rainy day as an excuse for a spa treatment in these elaborate Turkish baths, recently restored to their former glory.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 

The Orange Tree in Rosedale Abbey

Looking after your body doesn’t need to involve colonic irrigation and strenuous yoga workouts.

Location: Near Pickering, North Yorkshire

 

Rise above it all with a stay at Chewton Glen’s treehouses

Escape to your very own luxury treehouse for panoramic views and nature at your fingertips at Chewton Glen.

Location: New Milton, Hampshire

 

Enjoy fine dining at The Samling

Top grub and sweeping views of Lake Windermere.

Location: Windermere, Cumbria

 

Find the perfect outfit at Trentham Shopping Village

Situated on a beautiful estate you’ll experience shopping in a charming timber lodge village.

Location: Trentham, Staffordshire

 

Enjoy a romantic escape to a secret corner of Lincoln

Escape with your special someone to a medieval palace hidden beside Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln’s Medieval Bishop’s Palace.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

 
A spa lodge at the Gilpin Hotel and Lake house

14 indulgent short break ideas

Savour cocktails on a rooftop bar or escape to a secluded woodland lodge complete with steaming hot tub.

 

Sleep in a royal bed at Thornbury Castle

Get treated like royalty at Thornbury Castle, where its opulent bedchambers, award-winning food and picturesque gardens will bring out your regal side.

Location: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

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