Sport

Sport in England

From genteel games of cricket on village greens to huge stadiums heaving with noisy fans screaming their support, sport is part of the fabric of English life. The centuries-old social season is characterised by the thwack of tennis balls meeting champion rackets, thundering horses hooves, and glamorous hats at royal regattas, whilst legendary sportsmen are honoured in themed hotels, cafes and dedicated exhibitions. Attempt to join their ranks – try your hand at sporting activities in Olympic arenas, take to the road on two wheels, or immerse yourself in the open water. For a less conventional sports holiday, try a wackier pursuit. We suggest gravy wrestling or stinging nettle eating…

Sport in England

Sport

From genteel games of cricket on village greens to huge stadiums heaving with noisy fans screaming their support, sport is part of the fabric of English life. The centuries-old social season is characterised by the thwack of tennis balls meeting champion rackets, thundering horses hooves, and glamorous hats at royal regattas, whilst legendary sportsmen are honoured in themed hotels, cafes and dedicated exhibitions. Attempt to join their ranks – try your hand at sporting activities in Olympic arenas, take to the road on two wheels, or immerse yourself in the open water. For a less conventional sports holiday, try a wackier pursuit. We suggest gravy wrestling or stinging nettle eating…

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Visit the UK’s premier racing venue at Silverstone

Visit the UK’s premier racing venue at Silverstone

There’s far more to this legendary circuit in Buckinghamshire than you may imagine.

Location: Silverstone, Buckinghamshire

 
May events: Guineas Festival at Newmarket

May events: Guineas Festival at Newmarket

Jump into the grandstand to watch Europe’s top racehorses compete for victory at Newmarket’s highly-anticipated racing event.

Location: Newmarket, Suffolk

 
Relax in style at England’s first country club

Relax in style at England’s first country club

Enjoy five-star luxury at this historic estate in the Buckinghamshire countryside and play a round on the Harry Colt designed golf course.

Location: Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

 
Get bowled over in Leeds

Get bowled over in Leeds

Join the Barmy Army and enjoy cricketing action at Headlingley, walk in the Dales or be knocked for six by some of the best British art and sculpture.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

 
Build up your calf muscles at the National Cycling Centre

Build up your calf muscles at the National Cycling Centre

Race a world champion in the Velodrome or brush up on your BMX skills at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
7 places to watch football in Liverpool

7 places to watch football in Liverpool

Discover some of the best places in Liverpool to watch football.

 
Pick a winner at Exeter Racecourse

Pick a winner at Exeter Racecourse

Nothing beats a day at the races. Enjoy the hospitality and atmosphere, collect your winnings and celebrate in style in Exeter in the evening.

Location: Exeter, Devon

 
Take a VIP tour of Headlingley Carnegie Stadium

Take a VIP tour of Headlingley Carnegie Stadium

Get behind the scenes at the RUFC ground in Headlingley, Leeds. Book during the Rugby World Cup and go on a tour with Sir Ian McGeechan.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

 
June events: Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

June events: Cheer on a winner at the Northumberland Plate Festival

Put on your posh frocks and enjoy three days of racing and live music at one of the biggest events in the North East horseracing calendar.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 
June events: Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

June events: Enjoy a flutter on the horses at Royal Ascot

Enjoy a quintessentially British day out at Royal Ascot – a highlight of the summer social calendar and one of the most exciting events of the year.

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

 
Get Sporty in Southsea

Get Sporty in Southsea

When the weather's good, you can’t beat Southsea with miles of beaches to explore, and a huge selection of sporting activities to keep you active.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

 
Discover all-time greats at the London Classic Car Show

Discover all-time greats at the London Classic Car Show

Get up close and personal with hundreds of classic cars at the London Classic Car Show between 14-17 February.

Location: Docklands, London

 
Race Ahead with Britain’s Newest Racecourse

Race Ahead with Britain’s Newest Racecourse

As Britain's newest racecourse, Chelmsford City offers you good quality racing and a fun and lively atmosphere.

Location: Great Leighs, Chelmsford, Essex

 
Discover England’s home of football in Manchester

Discover England’s home of football in Manchester

Experience the history and drama of the nation’s favourite sport on a Manchester United Museum and Stadium tour, and at the National Football Museum.

Location: Trafford, Greater Manchester

 
Join a mass cycle ride in Central London with RideLondon

Join a mass cycle ride in Central London with RideLondon

Get on your bike and enjoy two days of special cycling events as part of the RideLondon festival – including a public FreeCycle through London.

Location: Central London, Greater London

 
July events: Enjoy thrilling races at Barbury International Horse Trials

July events: 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

 
Catch a Test Match at Lord’s

Catch a Test Match at Lord’s

Discover the Home of Cricket on a day out at Lord's.

Location: London, Greater London

 
Cycle the Moor Top Trail In Grizedale Forest

Cycle the Moor Top Trail In Grizedale Forest

Challenge yourself to Cycle the Moor Top Trail in Grizedale Forest offering rugged landscapes and woodland trails making for a perfect ride.

Location: Grizedale, Cumbria

 
Pay your respects at the birthplace of rugby

Pay your respects at the birthplace of rugby

Visit Rugby School where it all began, tour The Webb Ellis Rugby Football Museum and explore the historic market town of Rugby.

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire

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