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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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Go Hi-de-Hi at Camp Bestival

Go Hi-de-Hi at Camp Bestival

Camp Bestival (Bestival’s baby sister) brings music, comedy and family fun to the Dorset coast each summer.

Location: Lulworth, Dorset

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Take a traffic-free bike ride around Leicester

Take a traffic-free bike ride around Leicester

Sky Rides are big, fun events which take over a town or city centre, so cyclists of all ages and abilities can ride safely together on a traffic-free route.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Say hello to Beatlesweek at the legendary Cavern Club

Say hello to Beatlesweek at the legendary Cavern Club

Get swept up in Beatlemania once again as fans from all over the world descend on the city where it all started.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Great food and great music at The Big Feastival

Great food and great music at The Big Feastival

Whatever happens at this festival, you won't go home with an empty stomach.

Location: Kingham, Oxfordshire

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Set sail in Royal Greenwich this summer

Set sail in Royal Greenwich this summer

Head to Greenwich this summer for an exhilarating river cruise on a majestic Tall Ship as part of Sail Greenwich 2015 from 26-31 August.

Location: Greenwich, London

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Join the arts takeover of a seaside town

Join the arts takeover of a seaside town

Inspired by the famous Edinburgh event, the Ventnor Fringe brings all varieties of arts to the Isle of Wight.

Location: Ventnor, Isle of Wight

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See the classic works of Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

See the classic works of Gilbert & Sullivan in Harrogate

Experience the witty, satirical libretto of Gilbert and the glorious music of Sullivan at the 22nd International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival throughout August.

Location: Harrogate, North yorkshire

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Music to your ears, in spectacular surroundings

Music to your ears, in spectacular surroundings

The Lake District is an idyllic setting for music events ranging from the hottest new pop and rock acts to the best in classical music.

Location: Lake District, Cumbria

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Step back in time at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival

Step back in time at the Lytham 1940s Wartime Festival

Come and join in the atmosphere and immerse yourself in heritage, entertainment, re-enactment and have-a-go fun.

Location: Lytham Green, Lancashire

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Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth Kite Festival

Skies are filled with colour at the Portsmouth Kite Festival

Take a kite to Southsea Common and get involved in one of the world's biggest and best kite festivals.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Plan a visit to Hull's fresh grass roots festival

Plan a visit to Hull's fresh grass roots festival

Grab your dancing shoes and head down to Humber Street Sesh - a fresh, grassroots festival hosting over 150 bands in one day, all set in the atmospheric old fruit market.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Three days of music at Strawberry Fields

Three days of music at Strawberry Fields

Taking place on a farm locally famed for strawberry picking, this growing festival offers a multi-staged line-up of international and local acts.

Location: Heather, Leicestershire

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Take part in local celebrations at the City Festival

Take part in local celebrations at the City Festival

Enjoy ten days of free family festivals and events as the city is filled with music, dance and sports celebrating the very best of Leicester.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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Pull up a hay bale for a family-friendly music festival by the sea

Pull up a hay bale for a family-friendly music festival by the sea

The Flaming Lips, Tinie Tempah, Basement Jaxx, Texas and more head to Southsea for Victorious.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Discover a food lovers’ dream at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Discover a food lovers’ dream at Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Celebrate one of Yorkshire’s biggest free food and drinks events in August, offering everything from hot ice cream to fidget pies.

Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

Eat, drink and be merry at the Newlyn Fish Festival

Celebrate the Cornish fishing community’s hard work and delicious produce at the Newlyn Fish Festival.

Location: Newlyn, Cornwall

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Meet a legendary outlaw at the Robin Hood Festival

Meet a legendary outlaw at the Robin Hood Festival

The Robin Hood Festival is a celebration to all things medieval and associated to Robin, taking place annually within his home of Sherwood Forest.

Location: Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

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Watch cycle races at dusk in The Cotswolds

Watch cycle races at dusk in The Cotswolds

Cheer on cyclists as they race through the roads of the ancient roman town centre of Cirencester for the Via Roma Cirencester Twilight Criterium in August.

Location: Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Taste the Best of the Test at Trout ‘n About Food Festival

Taste the Best of the Test at Trout ‘n About Food Festival

Take your pick from hand crafted jewellery to award-winning sausages; experience this gourmet event in the heart of the Test Valley.

Location: Test Valley, Hampshire

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Dance your wooden clogs off at Broadstairs Folk Week

Dance your wooden clogs off at Broadstairs Folk Week

Join in the fun – play the spoons, singalong with the Spooky Men, shake a clog and dress head-to-toe in gold for Golden Wednesday.

Location: Broadstairs, Kent

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