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

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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Enjoy horseracing as the Romans did 2000 years ago

Enjoy horseracing as the Romans did 2000 years ago

Go to York Races and take part in a spectacle that first took place over 2,000 years ago.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Have a punt at Warwick Races

Have a punt at Warwick Races

Plan your day at the racecourse to see one of the horse races taking place all year round.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

 
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

 
May events: Experience the glory of the FA Cup final

May events: Experience the glory of the FA Cup final

Pay a visit to England's largest stadium and take in all the drama and action of the world's biggest club football tournament.

Location: London, Greater London

 
September events: Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

September events: Test your fitness levels at The Great North Run

The Great North Run is an iconic half marathon with more than 54,000 runners registering to take part every year.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

 
June events: Revel in pageantry at the Durham Regatta

June events: Revel in pageantry at the Durham Regatta

There's nothing weary about the Wear, as shown at northeast England's premier rowing event.

Location: River Wear, Durham

 
June events: Celebrate nature at Keswick Mountain Festival

June events: Celebrate nature at Keswick Mountain Festival

Enjoy outdoor activities, world class speakers, sporting events, camping, and live music at this unique festival in the heart of the Lake District.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

 
Sample the best of Leicester on a city break

Sample the best of Leicester on a city break

Extend your visit to Leicester and sample this East Midlands city’s market shopping, outdoor pursuits and top notch curry.

Location: Leicester

 
June events: Watch world-class tennis at the Nature Valley International

June events: Watch world-class tennis at the Nature Valley International

Enjoy world-class tennis and strawberries and cream in a stunning parkland setting, just minutes away from Eastbourne’s beach.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

 
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

 
May events: Gear up for the Tour de Yorkshire

May events: Gear up for the Tour de Yorkshire

Hold onto your helmets as one of the best sporting events in May rolls into Yorkshire for the early May bank holiday weekend.

Location: Yorkshire

 
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

 
Experience the ultimate rugby weekend at Newcastle Falcons

Experience the ultimate rugby weekend at Newcastle Falcons

Stay at the four-star Sandman Signature Hotel, experience the famous Geordie welcome and watch top flight rugby at Newcastle Falcons.

Location: NewcastleGateshead, Tyne and Wear

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
Head to the UK's football capital

Head to the UK's football capital

Explore the National Football Museum and enjoy stadium tours around not one, but two of the world’s biggest clubs.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 
Mix royal heritage and shopping sprees in Milton Keynes

Mix royal heritage and shopping sprees in Milton Keynes

Enjoy a visit to the surprising new town of Milton Keynes for shopping parks, indoor ski slopes and those famous concrete cow statues.

Location: Milton Keynes

 
Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon

Cheer on the runners at the London Marathon

One of the biggest events in April sees thousands of runners push their fitness levels to the max at the London Marathon.

Location: London, Greater London

 
Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Where the spirit of Brooklands lives on

Fun for all the family at Brooklands Museum - the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.

Location: Weybridge, Surrey

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