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Colne Valley Railway [Attraction / Activity]

Yeldham Road, Halstead

Colne Valley Railway, Yeldham Road, Halstead, Essex

Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, almost a mile long, with relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt. A large and varied collection of... more

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary [Attraction / Activity]

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Southern Promenade, Hunstanton

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Hunstanton, Norfolk

Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary is one of Norfolk’s leading seal sanctuaries, a state of the art marine aquarium taking visitors on a memorable undersea odyssey filled with amazing close encounters with sea creatures of astonishing variety. Highlights... more

Peckover House & Garden [Historic House]

North Brink, Wisbech

Peckover House & Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire


Discover the fascinating history of Peckover House Peckover House and Garden, facing the River Nene built in 1722. This merchant's town house is renowned for its fine plaster and wood rococo decoration and also displays on the... more

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Shirehall, Market Avenue, Norwich

Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Shirehall, Norwich, Norfolk

There probably isn’t a more child-friendly castle in Britain than Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery so if you’ve kids to consider when planning a day out, this one’s a cracker. Built by the Normans as a royal palace some 900 years ago, this grand... more

The Gibberd Garden [Garden]

Marsh Lane, Gilden Way, Harlow

The Gibberd Garden, Marsh Lane, Harlow, Essex

The Gibberd Garden is a highly individual creation of Sir Frederick Gibberd, the master planner of Harlow New Town. It is sited on the side of a small valley, which slopes down to a brook. Occupying some 7 acres, the garden was planned as a series of... more

Chilford Hall Vineyard [Attraction / Activity]

Balsham Road, Linton

Chilford Hall Vineyard, Balsham Road, Linton, Cambridgeshire

Chilford Vineyard cover 18 acres and the first vines were planted in 1972. The internationally famous Chilford Hall Vineyard, originally laid out in 1972 with further planting between 1974 and 1976, currently has 18 acres in production.... more

Epping Ongar Railway [Attraction / Activity]

Station Approach, Ongar

Epping Ongar Railway, Station Approach, Ongar, Essex


All aboard the Epping Ongar Railway Epping Ongar railway does a brisk trade in transporting 21st century punters back in time to the era of steam and tea served in proper tea cups. The volunteer-run heritage line operates steam and... more

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village [Attraction / Activity]

The Visitor Centre, Icklingham Road, West Stow, Bury St Edmunds

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village, The Visitor Centre, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village is the site of an Anglo-Saxon settlement occupied 420-650AD. Today there is a unique reconstructed Anglo-Saxon Village built on the original settlement site, giving visitors the opportunity to touch and experience... more

Holkham Hall [Historic House]

Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea

Holkham Hall, Holkham Estate, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Steeped in history, Holkham Hall has the perfect setting surrounded by rolling parkland rich in wildlife. This magnificent 18th century Palladian hall is home to the Earls of Leicester and the family takes great pride in sharing the house and its... more

Southworld Pier [Attraction / Activity]

North Parade, Angel Hill, Southwold

Southworld Pier, North Parade, Southwold, Suffolk

If one picture on a postcard could sum up an idyllic English Seaside destination it would have to be Southwold Pier. Decked out across the sea in the picturesque coastal town of Southwold, this pillared walkway has a magnetic attraction and something... more

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate [Garden]

Felbrigg, Norwich

Felbrigg Hall, Gardens & Estate, Felbrigg, Norwich, Norfolk


Discover the beautiful Felbrigg Hall in the heart of East Anglia The 17th century Felbrigg Hall has a delightful walled garden, combining productive and ornamental gardening. Fruit and vegetables abound and provide fresh produce for... more

Gooderstone Water Gardens [Garden]

The Street, Gooderstone, King's Lynn

Gooderstone Water Gardens, The Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk

There’s a lovely story behind the creation of Gooderstone Water Gardens near Swaffham in Norfolk. Retired farmer Billy Knights began creating the gardens at the age of 70 back in 1970 after his son joked that the land there was too wet for cattle to... more

Houghton Hall Walled Garden [Garden]

Houghton, King's Lynn

Houghton Hall Walled Garden, Houghton, King's Lynn, Norfolk

Houghton Hall’s glorious walled garden makes for a classic British day out. Wander through the rambling parkland that surrounds the hall, planted at the start of the 18th century and dotted with ancient oaks and sweet chestnut trees. Some 600 white... more

Waltham Abbey Gardens [Garden]

Abbey View, Waltham Abbey

Waltham Abbey Gardens, Abbey View, Waltham Abbey, Essex


Explore Waltham Abbey Gardens Waltham Abbey Gardens is an award-winning site steeped in history and set in the grounds of the Abbey, the last to be dissolved by Henry VIII and thought to be the site of King Harold’s grave. The... more

Blickling Estate [Historic House]

Blickling, Aylsham, Norwich

Blickling Estate, Blickling, Norwich, Norfolk


Discover a fantastic day out at Blickling Estate Blicking Hall hosts an exciting range of stunning landscaped gardens, peaceful parterres and imposing Jacobean mansion, to create a lovely day out. Explore the sixteen rooms of this... more

Ickworth [Garden]

The Rotunda, Horringer, Bury St Edmunds

Ickworth, The Rotunda, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk


Explore stunning Italianate Gardens and acres of breathtaking Parkland at Ickworth The gardens at Ickworth were designed to reflect the Italianate nature of the remarkable late 18th century house commissioned by Frederick Augustus... more

Audley End House & Gardens [Garden]

Off London Road, Saffron Walden

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex


Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house’s story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the... more

Ipswich Museum [Museum / Art Gallery]

High Street, Ipswich

Ipswich Museum, High Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

Sitting in the heart of the town centre is Ipswich museum, a treasure trove of exhibits from the past that tell the tale of the town and Suffolk from as far back as 70 million years ago. Inside you will find the Victorian Natural History Gallery, the... more

Copped Hall and Garden [Garden]

Stables Courtyard, Epping

Copped Hall and Garden, Stables Courtyard, Epping, Essex

Copped Hall: This is a garden under restoration with touches of Tudor, Georgian and Victorian. It is a garden of varying levels, lawns, trees and 'garden theatre'. It is a garden to visit repeatedly over the years to follow the restoration. We have a... more

Newmarket Racecourses [Attraction / Activity]

Westfield House, The Links, Newmarket

Newmarket Racecourses, Westfield House, Newmarket, Suffolk

Newmarket’s two magical racecourses, The Rowley Mile and The July Course, together form a great venue in the East of England. But not only are they used for the exhilarating excitement of world class flat racing but you will also find pulsating music... more

Bradenham Hall [Garden]

Bradenham, Thetford

Bradenham Hall, Bradenham, Thetford, Norfolk

Bradenham Hall is an exceptional plant-lover´s garden for all seasons. The house and garden walls are covered with unusual shrubs, climbers and fruit. The flower gardens are formally designed and richly planted within beautiful yew hedges - formal... more

Gainsborough´s House [Museum / Art Gallery]

46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury

Gainsborough´s House, 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, Suffolk

Gainsborough's House: The childhood home of the artist Thomas Gainsborough, R.A. (1727–1788). Historic house dating back to the 16th century with an attractive walled garden. The outstanding collection, of Gainsborough´s paintings, drawings and... more

Holkham Walled Garden [Garden]

Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea

Holkham Walled Garden, Holkham, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Step through the ornate Ventian gates and enjoy the Walled Garden’s enchanting and tranquil atmosphere with its stunning array of flowers, fruit and vegetables and beautiful colours and scents. Restoring the six acre 18th century garden continues... more

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary [Attraction / Activity]

Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Hilltop Farm, Frettenham, Norwich

Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, Hillside Animal Sanctuary, Norwich, Norfolk

A lifeline for hundreds of poorly treated animals, Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary makes for a lovely day out for children and anyone else who loves getting close to all creatures great and small. Go along and see heavy horses, ponies, donkeys, sheep,... more

The Beth Chatto Gardens [Garden]

Clacton Road, Elmstead Market, Colchester

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The Beth Chatto Gardens are an example of what you can achieve if you begin with a challenging landscape. These 7.5 acres of beautiful gardens are located 10 minutes' drive from Colchester and are open all year round. Beth herself is an author,... more

RHS Garden Hyde Hall [Garden]

Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Chelmsford, Essex


Explore 360 acres of Incredible Gardens at RHS Garden Hyde Hall RHS Garden Hyde Hall boasts an eclectic range of inspirational horticultural styles from traditional to modern, providing interest and colour, whatever the weather or... more

The Manor [Historic House]

Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon

The Manor, Hemingford Grey, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire

Built about 1130, The Manor is one of the oldest continuously inhabited houses in the country. Here the author Lucy Boston based her Green Knowe books and readers feel that they are walking into the books. In the winter Lucy Boston sewed exquisite... more

The Muckleburgh Military Collection [Museum / Art Gallery]

Weybourne, Holt

The Muckleburgh Military Collection, Weybourne, Holt, Norfolk

The Muckleburgh Military Collection is named after Muckleburgh Hill at the foot of which the former Weybourne Military Camp is situated. Weybourne has long been a site for the repulse of invasion from Roman and Viking times to the threat of the... more

New Hall Vineyards [Attraction / Activity]

Chelmsford Road, Purleigh, Chelmsford

New Hall Vineyards, Chelmsford Road, Chelmsford, Essex

This 67 hectare English Vineyard is one of the oldest and largest English Wine Producer in the Country and was first established in Essex by the Greenwood family in the village of Purleigh in 1969. The vines grown at New Hall have been planted... more

Hunstanton Golf Club [Golf Course]

Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton

Hunstanton Golf Club, Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk

Founded in 1891 with the original lay out revised and extended to 18 holes by James Braid, the River Hun and the Wash frame a narrow strip of links land of the out and back course situated on either side of a dune ridge. Measuring 6,760 yards from... more

Wyken Hall Gardens [Garden]

Wyken Hall, Stanton, Bury St Edmunds

Wyken Hall Gardens, Wyken Hall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Wyken Hall Gardens is a romantic 4 acre garden, designed in the last 25 years with a series of `rooms´ wrapped around a cosy pink house, leading into a more natural garden. The knot and herb gardens were designed by Arabella Lennox-Boyd. A formal... more

Norfolk Broads [Attraction / Activity]

Broads Authority, Yare House, 62/64 Thorpe Road, Norwich

Norfolk Broads, Broads Authority, Norwich, Norfolk


Visit the Norfolk Broads The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is a unique area of water, grazing marshes, fen and woodland, and home to some of the rarest plants and creatures in the UK. It is Britain´s largest protected wetland, having... more

Christchurch Mansion [Historic House]

Soane Street, Ipswich

Christchurch Mansion, Soane Street, Ipswich, Suffolk

A house steeped in history – well over 500 years worth – Christchurch Mansion in Suffolk holds great treasures, including some magnificent paintings, within its glorious walls. The architecture of the house is worth the entry fee alone; marvel at the... more

Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre [Attraction / Activity]

Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth SEA LIFE Centre, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Be amazed by the many strange, beautiful and fascinating creatures of the deep as you journey around Sea Life Great Yarmouth. Prepare for astonishing close-up views of everything from humble starfish to tropical sharks. The centre is currently home... more

Audley End House & Gardens [Historic House]

Off London Road, Saffron Walden

Audley End House & Gardens, Off London Road, Saffron Walden, Essex


Explore One of Britain's Finest Jacobean Mansions English Heritage makes the most of the house's story and its successive owners (including Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII, earls, kings and the Neville family in the... more

Aldeburgh Golf Club [Golf Course]

Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh Golf Club, Aldeburgh, Suffolk

The original Aldeburgh Golf Club course was designed in 1884 by John Thompson from Royal Wimbledon and Open champion Willie Fernie from Felixstowe and later modified by J.H. Taylor and Willie Park Junior. Taylor’s bunkers are visible today,... more

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway [Attraction / Activity]

Stiffkey Road, Wells-next-the-Sea

Wells & Walsingham Light Railway, Stiffkey Road, Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

The Wells and Walsingham Light Railway is home to the longest 10¼ narrow gauge steam railway in the world and the unique Garratt locomotives Norfolk Hero and Norfolk Heroine, which were custom-built for this line. Hop on these lovely nostalgic... more

Cotswold House Spa [Spa]

Cotswold House Hotel, The Square, High Street, Chipping Campden

Cotswold House Spa, Cotswold House Hotel, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire

While at some spas, you find yourself elbowed out from your peaceful swim by a noisy aqua aerobics class or jolted out of some quiet contemplation by children in armbands, at Decleor Spa, set in a converted coach house, they believe small and... more

Upton House & Gardens [Historic House]

Banbury

Upton House & Gardens, Banbury, Warwickshire


Explore the Beautiful Upton House and Gardens Upton House is an impressive mansion built in the 17th century on an earlier site, and was remodelled in the 1920s by the 2nd Viscount Bearsted, son of the founder of Shell Oil. He... more

Haddon Hall [Garden]

Bakewell

Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Derbyshire


Explore the Gardens of Haddon Hall The gardens at Haddon Hall were cleared and replanted at the beginning of the 20th century, returning them to their former glory. Yew trees were planted as well as herbaceous borders; climbing ivy... more

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Building [Museum / Art Gallery]

The Airfield, Manston Road, Ramsgate

Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Building, The Airfield, Ramsgate, Surrey

The Memorial Building houses wartime Spitfire & Hurricane fighter aircraft together with an ever expanding display of original and emotive memorabilia from the 1939-1945 war periods. Battle of Britain Tapestry. ´Dambusters´ and ´Channel Dash´... more

Wolverhampton Art Gallery [Museum / Art Gallery]

Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Established in 1884, Wolverhampton Art Gallery is an award-winning hands-on art gallery situated in Wolverhampton town centre. The Gallery has substantial collections of both Contemporary Art and sumptuous displays of Victorian and Georgian... more

Belton House [Garden]

Grantham

Belton House, Grantham, Lincolnshire


Discover a quintessential English Country Estate Often referred to as the perfect country house, Belton House in Lincolnshire provides plenty to keep stately home lovers happy for the day. Wander the truly lovely deer park and... more

Royal Pavilion [Attraction / Activity]

4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton

Royal Pavilion, 4/5 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, East Sussex


Discover a world of colour inside The Royal Pavilion Built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, this iconic Brighton Building mixes Regency grandeur with the visual style of India and China. Wander the halls with an... more

The Manchester Golf Club [Golf Course]

Hopwood Cottage, Rochdale Road, Middleton, Manchester

The Manchester Golf Club, Hopwood Cottage, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Hopwood Park was designed by Harry Colt and is a superb mix of parkland and moorland. It measures 6,490 yards and is divided by a wide ravine with a brook winding through it and there are innumerable gullies. There are three holes of 500 yards and... more

The Chestnut Centre [Attraction / Activity]

Castleton Road, Chapel le Frith, High Peak

The Chestnut Centre, Castleton Road, High Peak, Derbyshire

The Chestnut Centre is an escape from the bustle of life, in a secluded natural valley in the Peak National Park. The centre is home to 4 species of otters including the rare Giant Otter, 15 species of owl, tame fallow deer in the deer herd, foxes,... more

Wightwick Manor & Gardens [Garden]

Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton

Wightwick Manor & Gardens, Wightwick Bank, Wolverhampton, West Midlands


Explore the beautiful gardens of Wightwick Manor The Wightwick Manor´s 17 acre garden was designed by Alfred Parsons and Thomas Mawson. The main framework consists of large trees with an eye-catching octagonal arbour hung with... more

Hunterian Art Gallery & The Mackintosh House [Museum / Art Gallery]

University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow

Hunterian Art Gallery & The Mackintosh House, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Glasgow City


Hunterian Art Gallery & The Mackintosh House, Glasgow Part of the University of Glasgow’s old and distinguished Hunterian Museum, The Hunterian Art Gallery is home to an outstanding collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Koninck,... more

Knightshayes [Garden]

Bolham, Tiverton

Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, Devon


Explore the Beautiful Knightshayes Garden The celebrated Knightshayes Garden, was originally planned in the late 1870s and then replanted in the 1950s. Crisply-managed formal terraces and a rather formal woodland garden with a... more

Lord's Tour & MCC Museum [Attraction / Activity]

Lord's Ground, London

Lord's Tour & MCC Museum, Lord's Ground, London, London

Lord´s Tour & MCC Museum is renowned as the home of cricket and England´s premier ground for international matches. The fully guided tour includes the Pavilion, MCC Museum, which celebrates the 450 year history of the game, and many other places of... more

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