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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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Catch a musical at the Chichester Festival Theatre

Enjoy Broadway classics at one of England’s flagship theatres.

Location: Chichester, West Sussex

 

May events: Push boundaries at the London Burlesque Festival

Witness the world’s most diverse artists and performers from the risqué world of Burlesque.

Location: London, Greater London

 

Enjoy dinner and a show at Kilworth House Hotel & Theatre

Not many luxurious English hotels come complete with their own open-air theatre, but Kilworth House has always been a little bit special.

Location: Kilworth, Leicestershire

 

Paint the town red with a London hotel and theatre break

Take in the bright lights of London’s prestigious West End and its many fantastic musicals on a short break in the capital.

Location: London

 

Rainy Day Activities: Catch a show at award-winning kids’ theatre, the egg

Looking for something to do when it rains that'll keep the kids entertained and adults smiling? Try a show or creative workshop at the egg.

Location: Bath, Somerset

 

May events: The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Norwich becomes a hotbed of international art and performance every May.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

 

Take a trip to the theatre in Worthing

Worthing’s four distinctive venues bring an ever changing combination of nostalgic and cutting edge theatre.

Location: Worthing, West Sussex

 

Murder Mystery Weekend

Elaborate plots, professional actors and the chance to play detective.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 

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

 

Experience an on-stage extravaganza at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Plan a theatre trip to Birmingham and enjoy classic performances by the famous Birmingham Royal Ballet, comedy, drama, opera and fun-filled musicals.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

 

Experience life the Shakespearian way

Visit the historic attractions of Shakespeare’s England and see the places that played a role in the playwright’s life.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 

See open-air Shakespeare plays in Lincolnshire

If your only experience of Shakespeare is being bored rigid in a school classroom, then it’s about time you gave the great Bard another chance.

Location: Stamford, Lincolnshire

 

Alfresco Shakespeare in Eastbourne’s pretty Italian Gardens

Discover one of the South Coast’s best kept secrets, with hidden gardens, secluded walkways, outdoor Shakespeare and rock pooling.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 

See an open-air play at the Minack Theatre

Carved into a granite cliff face on the southern tip of Cornwall, the Minack Theatre is a wonderfully unique theatrical experience.

Location: Porthcurno, Cornwall

 
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See Britain's finest comedians at Leicester Comedy Festival

Get a glimpse at the future of British comedy at the annual Leicester Comedy Festival.

Location: Leicester

 

Enjoy a romantic escape in Shakespeare’s England

Shakespeare’s England, home to Romeo and Juliet - the greatest love story of all time, is the perfect place for a romantic escape.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 

Take the cultural quarter trail in Leicester

Absorb yourself in rich performances and visual arts in Leicester’s cultural quarter and enjoy architectural splendour and fine dining.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

 

Have a VIP Royal Shakespeare Company experience

Get the full VIP experience at the Royal Shakespeare Theatres in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

 

Find romantic things to do at Chester’s hot new Storyhouse

Fall in love at this new cultural centre combining theatre, cinema, bars and more.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

 

See a play under the stars

Experience theatre performed in the open air, amid the beautiful, green surroundings of Regent's Park.

Location: Regent's Park, Greater London

 

Watch Indie A-listers at the End of the Road Festival

The intimate surroundings of the End of the Road Festival give you the chance to get up close and personal with the bands and their music.

Location: Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset

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