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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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Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Get on board for the Henley Royal Regatta

Quintessentially English sporting event on the River Thames.

Location: Henley, Oxfordshire

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Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

Global sounds and a world of words at WOMAD

Grab your tent and get down at the long-running World of Music, Arts and Dance Festival.

Location: Malmesbury, 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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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 the Battle of the Brass Bands in Durham

Watch the Battle of the Brass Bands in Durham

Brass is given a modern twist with art installations in the streets and a dose of contemporary hip hop, at BRASS Durham International Festival.

Location: Durham City

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All aboard for trains and tunes at Indietracks

All aboard for trains and tunes at Indietracks

Enjoy old-time steam railways and independent rock ‘n’ roll in the East Midlands.

Location: Ripley, Derbyshire

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Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Step into Wonderland on Alice's Day

Rediscover the charm of this enduring classic with a fun-packed day of events each year on the 1st July in Oxford

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

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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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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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Party in the Peak District at Y Not Festival

Party in the Peak District at Y Not Festival

Watch big-name music acts perform with sweeping views of the Peak District National Park as your backdrop at the Y Not Festival.

Location: Pikehall, Derbyshire

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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.

Location: Buxton, Derbyshire

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See stars take to the Meridian at Greenwich Music Time

See stars take to the Meridian at Greenwich Music Time

Experience live performances in the magnificent surroundings of the Old Royal Naval College, overlooking the Thames at this music festival in July.

Location: Greenwich, London

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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, plus the beautiful Cornish countryside make the Port Eliot Festival a truly magical summer event.

Location: Port Eliot, Cornwall

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Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Revel in music at Westonbirt Arboretum for Forest Live

Forest Live’s gigs are well known for turning England’s forests into music venues, offering an eclectic range of artists & an amazing atmosphere.

Location: Westonbirt near Tetbury, Gloucestershire

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Fly by for the Sunderland International Airshow

Fly by for the Sunderland International Airshow

Pack a picnic, head to the beach and lie back for dazzling aerial acrobatics, classic aircraft, live music, fireworks and traditional seaside fun.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Coast along at Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Coast along at Mouth of the Tyne Festival

Hop on the metro from Newcastle and be transported to a chilled-out, seaside music festival that mixes live music, performing arts, food and crafts.

Location: Tynemouth, Tyne and Wear

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Journey through 2,000 years of British history at Kynren

Journey through 2,000 years of British history at Kynren

Experience an epic storytelling journey through time at this spectacular live-action night show in Durham.

Location: Bishop Auckland, Durham

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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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Party at Europe’s largest free music event in Liverpool

Party at Europe’s largest free music event in Liverpool

Embrace your love of music at the Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF), which showcases big names, new talent and celebrates the city’s world-famous musical heritage and cultural diversity.

Location: Liverpool

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Enjoy family fun among the flowers

Enjoy family fun among the flowers

The RHS Flower Show is the North’s greatest garden party. Get inspiration, listen to the bands and pick up a few plants for your own garden.

Location: Knutsford, Cheshire

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