Things to do in the UK

The beautiful and diverse landscape of the UK offers a seemingly endless calendar of events, festivals, family attractions and fun things to do all across the country. Hundreds of miles of golden sandy, shingle, and rocky coastline awaits for leisurely strolls, beach games, and the traditional seaside fun of amusements, piers, ice creams and donkey rides! There are plenty of designated coast paths to explore; where you can see the best sea views the UK has to offer. Along with plenty of perfectly picturesque picnic spots to stop for a breather. Many parts of the coast paths across the UK are accessible in parts so everyone can enjoy the beautiful views.

The rolling countryside and many National Parks across the UK also offer numerous country pursuits to try and plenty of opportunities to get active and enjoy the great outdoors. Standing proud across high hills and at the edge of towns and cities are the myriad of the UK’s ancient castles and keeps. There are also plenty of National Trust houses, gardens, and properties to visit many of which welcome dogs so you can enjoy them on two legs or four!

We have scouted the UK for fun attractions, great restaurants and little cafes, and suggestions for things to do on your cottage holiday with us. Browse by category through our guide below, or refine your search to a specific region or town in the UK to choose your holiday activities. Whether you want to find the best beaches in Cornwall, try white water rafting in Wales, or find stately homes in Derbyshire scroll through the items below and start planning your holiday itinerary!

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Things to do in the UK

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