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Canoeing in Cumbria

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Canoeing in Cumbria

Things to do

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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Step into a midsummer night’s dream at Port Eliot Festival

Step into a midsummer night’s dream at Port Eliot Festival

Culture galore mixed with the beautiful Cornish countryside makes the annual Port Eliot Festival a truly magical summer event.

Location: Port Eliot, Cornwall

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Battle it out at Tewkesbury’s medieval festival

Battle it out at Tewkesbury’s medieval festival

Tewkesbury Medieval Festival, with one of the world’s biggest battle re-enactments, brings the town to life with medieval banners and events.

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

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Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Watch a live opera performance at the Buxton Festival

Take your seats and enjoy a summer celebration of music, art, opera and literature at the Buxton International Festival.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

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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

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See cult heroes and local gems at Farmfest

See cult heroes and local gems at Farmfest

There's more than cows at Farmfest; tons more given that their spectacular lineup includes acts like Young Fathers, and a host of food and comedy to boot!

Location: Somerset

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Party hard at the Wireless Festival

Party hard at the Wireless Festival

Enjoy three days of dancing to world class pop, dance and R&B acts at Wireless Festival in London’s Finsbury Park.

Location: London

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Enjoy thrilling races at Barbury International Horse Trials

Enjoy thrilling races at Barbury International Horse Trials

Saddle up for this three-day event, which tests the strength and stamina of horses and their riders.

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire

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Dive into the famous Whitstable Oyster Festival

Dive into the famous Whitstable Oyster Festival

One of the biggest events on Kent’s calendar, the annual oyster festival in trendy Whitstable is far more than a foodie’s fiesta.

Location: Whitstable, Kent

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Get Invited to the Secret Garden Party

Get Invited to the Secret Garden Party

Wander the wonderful expanse of the Secret Garden Party, with all its quirky attractions and internationally-renowned headline acts to inspire you.

Location: Cambridgeshire

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Tend the Rhythm at Beat Herder Festival

Tend the Rhythm at Beat Herder Festival

See big-name dance acts and eclectic live bands at a summer festival that brings the funk to the farmland for three days in July.

Location: Sawley, Lancashire

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Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Enjoy the excitement and action of a classic English pastime at the annual Henley Royal Regatta.

Location: Henley, Oxfordshire

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Immerse yourself in words at the Penzance Literary Festival

Immerse yourself in words at the Penzance Literary Festival

A literary festival with a distinctly local flavour and a relaxed atmosphere that’s ideal for book lovers.

Location: Penzance, Cornwall

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Keep on truckin' at Truck Festival

Keep on truckin' at Truck Festival

See big names in rock and dance music perform at an intimate festival on a farm near Oxford.

Location: Steventon, Oxfordshire

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Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Forest Live is well known for turning England’s forests into atmospheric music venues, offering an eclectic range of artists & an amazing night out.

Location: Westonbirt near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Join a celebration of Dorset seafood

Join a celebration of Dorset seafood

Taste some of the best seafood and see cooking demonstrations by famous chefs at the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival.

Location: Weymouth & Portland, Dorset

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Get back on track at Tramlines Festival

Get back on track at Tramlines Festival

Tramlines Festival rolls into Sheffield each July, and this year’s event brings the party to Hillsborough Park with four stages of top musical acts.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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Enjoy a teddy bears’ picnic at Hertford Castle

Enjoy a teddy bears’ picnic at Hertford Castle

Enjoy a whole day packed with free child friendly entertainment and activities on the grounds of Hertford Castle.

Location: Hertford, Hertfordhsire

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Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree

Enjoy music from around the globe at Rhythmtree

Rhythmtree Festival offers hippy food and happy faces, alongside some of the top global music stars for festival-goers of all ages.

Location: Shalfleet, Isle of Wight

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Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Rediscover the charm of Wonderland with a fun-packed day of events on Oxford’s unique Alice’s Day.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Follow your bliss at Blissfields

Follow your bliss at Blissfields

This festival is totally independent, limited to 5,000 tickets a day and keeps its prices reasonable.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

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