Activity Holidays in England

Overview

Dear old England. You’d have thought that a country that can fit inside eleven US states would be easy to summarise. Well let us tell you it definitely is not! In fact, the phrase ‘the full package’ would be perfect to epitomise the country’s allure. Whether you’re looking for an invigorating activity holiday in England or a unique English day experience, there are plenty of local activities to choose from.

Explore England off the beaten track and you’ll discover an exquisite collage of contemporary culture, captivating history, metropolitan cities and lush countryside. Whether it’s iconic landmarks in London, York’s medieval architecture, Liverpool’s docks, Dover’s white cliffs, or the Lake District’s lakes, there’s something here for everyone.

There’s a reason why London and England’s other big cities are often the clincher for most tourists when deciding to visit England. They offer everything from royal encounters, to world-class museums, major theatres and trendsetting nightlife. But step beyond these urban landscapes and you’ll find England’s beautiful natural environment.

With rugged hills, glorious mountains, vast lakes, deep woodland and cascading cliffs, England boasts 10 national parks and 33 areas of natural beauty, including the Lake District National Park, Cornwall and the New Forest. All of these natural beauties make for extraordinary adventures whether you like to hike, bike, climb or indeed swim.

With our unique England experiences and activities, you can expect more jaw dropping moments than there are symbolic red London buses and be prepared to leave with more fascinating stories than you’ll have time to tell your friends about. And trust us, you will want to tell them.

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  • Secret London Bike Tour

    3.5 hours England

    Get off the beaten track in London on a bike tour that helps you find the spots most tourists miss, on London's most com..

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    £32 pp
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  • Hidden Gems Private Vegan Food Tour of York

    2.5 - 3 hours England

    Dig beneath the surface of York's vegan food scene, and discover some of the best-kept secrets in the city on a food tou..

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    £60 per person
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  • Meditate with Horses in Ambleside

    2 hours England

    An enchanting way to connect with animals and nature through relaxation and meditation techniques. Interact with horses ..

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    £45 pp
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  • The Raspberry Glamping Pod (sleeps 2 people)

    Minimum 1 night England

    This dog friendly log glamping pod is in the heart of Somerset overlooking the beautiful River Brue and the surrounding ..

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    £99 per night
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  • Secret Water Houseboat Retreat

    Min 2 nights England

    Secret Water is a luxury floating glamping pod, it is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and will provide you w..

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    £360 per group
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  • Lake District Glamping Retreat – Tarn Hut

    Minimum 3 Nights England

    Escape the everyday and immerse yourself in the beautiful wilderness of the UK with these intimate shepherd's huts. Set ..

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    £310 per hut
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  • All-inclusive Weekend Crochet Retreat

    2 nights England

    An unmissable, all-inclusive crochet weekend retreat that will immerse you in a world you'll love and won't forget! ..

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    £525 pp
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  • Norfolk Yoga Retreat

    3 Nights England

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    £649 pp
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  • Discover Dorset by Mountain-Bike

    2 Nights / 3 Days England

    Enjoy exhilarating downhills rides, fabulous vistas, iconic villages and fantastic views. You will love staying in the l..

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    £475 pp
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    • Secret London Bike Tour

      3.5 hours London

      Get off the beaten track in London on a bike tour that helps you find the spots most tourists miss, on London's most com..

      Price from

      £32 pp
      Take me there
    • Hidden Gems Private Vegan Food Tour of York

      2.5 - 3 hours Yorkshire

      Dig beneath the surface of York's vegan food scene, and discover some of the best-kept secrets in the city on a food tou..

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      £60 per person
      Take me there
    • Meditate with Horses in Ambleside

      2 hours Lake District

      An enchanting way to connect with animals and nature through relaxation and meditation techniques. Interact with horses ..

      Price from

      £45 pp
      Take me there
    • The Raspberry Glamping Pod (sleeps 2 people)

      Minimum 1 night Somerset

      This dog friendly log glamping pod is in the heart of Somerset overlooking the beautiful River Brue and the surrounding ..

      Price from

      £99 per night
      Take me there
    • Secret Water Houseboat Retreat

      Min 2 nights Suffolk

      Secret Water is a luxury floating glamping pod, it is the first of its kind in the United Kingdom and will provide you w..

      Price from

      £360 per group
      Take me there
    • Lake District Glamping Retreat – Tarn Hut

      Minimum 3 Nights England

      Escape the everyday and immerse yourself in the beautiful wilderness of the UK with these intimate shepherd's huts. Set ..

      Price from

      £310 per hut
      Take me there
    • All-inclusive Weekend Crochet Retreat

      2 nights England

      An unmissable, all-inclusive crochet weekend retreat that will immerse you in a world you'll love and won't forget! ..

      Price from

      £525 pp
      Take me there
    • Norfolk Yoga Retreat

      3 Nights Norfolk

      Price from

      £649 pp
      Take me there
    • Discover Dorset by Mountain-Bike

      2 Nights / 3 Days England

      Enjoy exhilarating downhills rides, fabulous vistas, iconic villages and fantastic views. You will love staying in the l..

      Price from

      £475 pp
      Take me there

    Best Time to Visit England

    Spring Summer Autumn Winter

    Expect temperatures between 7 degrees in March and 12 degrees in May.

    It can be pretty tricky to predict the English climate, whilst March can be warm and sunny one year, the next can be filled with grey clouds. In all, April to June is a good time to visit, as it’s usually dry and warm enough to walk around the many attractions in the cities or to enjoy a hike in the countryside and see the local flora and fauna come to life.

    Expect temperatures between 15 degrees in June and 20 degrees in August.

    If you want to hit the beach, you’ll want to visit England in the summer as in recent years the temperatures have hit as high as 30°C in some parts of England. Summer in England is also a great time to get off the beaten track, away from the busy cities, and enjoy the stunning countryside and National Parks. Not to mention the famous beer gardens where you’ll find the locals enjoying a beer or two in the sun.

    Expect temperatures between 14 degrees in September and 8 degrees in November.

    Autumn can be as unpredictable as spring when it comes to the weather but don’t let that put you off. Temperatures are mild and the country gears up for celebrations like Halloween and Christmas so you can experience the decorations and displays. And let’s not forget nature’s colourful display as the green landscape transforms into its autumn colours.

    Expect temperatures between 5 degrees in December and 4 degrees in February.

    It would be silly to disregard winter as it’ll certainly be quieter in the cities for sightseeing. In fact, it’s an ideal place for a winter break – enjoy afternoon tea in cosy tea rooms, get out of the cold into the many museums and galleries and take in the atmosphere of historical English pubs. Be aware though that some natural sights may be difficult to visit and may even close over winter.

    Best Places to Visit

    London

    The icon and epicentre of culture, history and the arts. Uncover its main sights and hidden secrets.

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    London

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    Devon and Cornwall

    Rugged coastlines & beaches, with harbour villages in the south and surfer’s paradise in the north

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    Devon and Cornwall

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    Cambridge

    A city where you can't help but feel the weight of history & a sense of academia at every corner.

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    Cambridge

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    The Cotswolds

    Rolling hills, idyllic villages, cosy country pubs, the Cotswolds is everything you'd expect from qu

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    The Cotswolds

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    Yorkshire

    'God's own country' is a region of brooding moors and ruined abbeys, characterful cities and atmosph

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    Yorkshire

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    Lake District

    England's most poetically beautiful corner, the Lake District is a patchwork of incredible rivers, l

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    Lake District

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    Somerset

    Somerset is the ideal destination for getting a bit of quintessential, old-world England.

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    Somerset

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