Things to do

Things to do in England

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.

46 Experience Results

View results as:

loading
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Soak up spectacular sights and sounds at Castle Howard

Soak up spectacular sights and sounds at Castle Howard

Be wowed by one of the best events in August, as fireworks light up the Howardian Hills at The Castle Howard Proms Spectacular.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
See the sawdust fly at the National Forest Wood Fair

See the sawdust fly at the National Forest Wood Fair

With demonstrations, 'have a go' wood craft sessions and children's games, the National Forest Wood Fair will keep adults and children entertained.

Location: Woodhouse Eaves, Leicestershire

August events
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Celebrate the arts on a budget break in Devizes

Celebrate the arts on a budget break in Devizes

Head to Devizes in Wiltshire for a colourful break on a budget when the street festival and carnival comes to town.

Location: Devizes, Wiltshire

Culture
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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

Events
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Join the parade at Notting Hill Carnival

Join the parade at Notting Hill Carnival

Dance to the steel pans, see amazing costumes and enjoy a slice of the Caribbean at Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest street carnival in Europe.

Location: Notting Hill, Greater London

Festivals and carnivals
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Feel the rhythm on Bristol’s music-filled streets

Feel the rhythm on Bristol’s music-filled streets

Hear music drift outdoors this summer with the Bristol Proms, listen to jazz on cobbled streets and watch huge outdoor concerts in July and August.

Location: Bristol

Festivals and carnivals
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Say hello to Beatleweek at the legendary Cavern Club

Say hello to Beatleweek 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

Music and nightlife
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Enjoy the ultimate festival experience for free in Greenwich

Enjoy the ultimate festival experience for free in Greenwich

Visit Greenwich this summer for amazing sights and sounds at the Greenwich + Docklands International Festival whist on a budget break in London.

Location: Greenwich, London

Festivals and carnivals
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
A celebration of all things garlic

A celebration of all things garlic

Did you know garlic is not just useful for scaring off vampires, but can also be used to make beer and popcorn? Find out how at the Garlic Festival.

Location: Newchurch, Isle of Wight

August events
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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

Activities
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Float up, up and away at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Float up, up and away at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

See Bristol’s skies awash with colour as hundreds of hot air balloons fly over the city. The festival in August is Europe’s largest ballooning event.

Location: Bristol

Free
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Look to the skies at the Bournemouth Air Festival

Look to the skies at the Bournemouth Air Festival

A Mecca for aeroplane junkies the Bournemouth Air Festival sees the RAF and Royal Navy put on a majestic display in the skies, the sea and on land.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Military history
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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

Events
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Soak up the night sky at Summer Nights film festival

Soak up the night sky at Summer Nights film festival

Sit under the stars and take in a blockbuster film under the watches of Wollaton Hall and its scenic parkland at the Summer Nights Film Festival.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Festivals and carnivals
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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

Culture
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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

Events
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Strut your stuff with the LGBT community at Brighton Pride

Strut your stuff with the LGBT community at Brighton Pride

At Brighton Pride you can enjoy a risqué new drag act, dance till your heart’s content – and eat fish ‘n’ chips.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

Free
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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

Events
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
Celebrate a cultural cocktail at the Lytham Festival

Celebrate a cultural cocktail at the Lytham Festival

Enjoy a new week-long summer festival of music, comedy and literature in the classic Lancashire seaside resorts of Lytham and St Annes.

Location: Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Festivals and carnivals
Add to favourites Remove from favourites
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

Coast

Filter By:

Latest Twitter updates

Latest Facebook updates

Close

Customer survey …

VisitEngland would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about our website.

It should take no more than a couple of minutes.

Please click here to be taken to the survey

Close

To add items to favourites …

… you need to be logged in.

If you already have an account, log in.

Or register a

Access your account

Enter your e-mail address.
Enter the password that accompanies your e-mail.
Forgot your password? Recover your account
Don't have an account? Register an account