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The team at Day Out in England have a crystal clear vision. We’re on a mission to introduce you to the best days out in each county in England.

We want to open your eyes to the days out in your county, in your neighbouring counties, and in the rest of England you’ve yet to explore. There’s so much to see and experience in this beautiful country of ours, we just need to get out there and do it!

If you’re ready to find out about England’s hidden gems, our best islands and beaches, the English landmarks you just have to see, and the adventurous days out to help you see it in a different way, then you need this website.

Day Out in England began in January 2020, borne from a desire from our founder, Victoria Philpott, to see more of her homeland. Better known online as ‘VickyFlipFlop’ she’s the owner of one of the UK’s top travel blogs at vickyflipfloptravels.com.

After almost ten years of intense travel around the world, she wanted to create a site to help visitors and locals explore the delights of England, while she did the same. After two years of Day Out in England we can proudly say we’ve reached over 250,000 visitors a month!

Hi, I’m Vicky

I grew up in a village in the Midlands called Barton-under-Needwood. It was perfect – although I didn’t realise at the time. As well as this idyllic village life, I had one set of grandparents on a farm in Yorkshire, and the other in London. I didn’t realise how lucky I was!

With holidays in Cornwall and Devon, family friends in Brighton, and relatives in Sheffield I got to see quite a bit of England growing up. Then I went to university in Sheffield, to journalism college in Essex, had my first graduate job in Manchester and then spent seven years in London, before going off on my travels. It took 6 years of travel for me to realise: there’s no place like home.

Now, I live in Portsmouth, and love to get out and see the country on a road trip, a weekend, or a day out. I wanted to create a site for adults to find the best days out in England, and to help us all appreciate it a little more.

Author and Journalist

Vicky Philpott is the author of two books, The Greatest Festivals in the World, and Lonely Planet Experience England. She’s also a regular contributor to LonelyPlanet.com.

She has a BA from Sheffield Hallam University in Journalism and Communication Studies, and an NCTJ PTC Magazine Journalism accreditation from Harlow College. She’s worked in house and freelance at some of the top travel companies in the world for over 15 years, including Flight Centre, TravelZoo and Thomas Cook.

You can find out more about Victoria Philpott on her LinkedIn.

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The Day Out in England Team

Caitlin McCallister – London and South Content Manager

Caitlin is a freelance copywriter living between London and Hampshire. She’s a London-based word-nerd with a Scottish accent who loves reading and exploring her locale. She knows all the best things to do in London, and the South, and prides herself on keeping her half of England up to date on site!

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Josh Saunders – Midlands and North Content Manager

Josh has worked for many different travel brands, gaining the experience that’s allowed him to fly high with Day Out in England –writing some excellent content for the site. His knowledge of Yorkshire is like no other, given that its proudly his homeland. He’s our Midlands and North Content Manager, introducing you to the best of that half of the country.

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Aminah Barnes – North Expert

Aminah gives us the lowdown on all the top spots in the Chester and Liverpool area. She’s a TEFL teacher and also loves to write about the regions in England she knows best.

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Beth Wardell – Northumberland Expert

Beth from Northumberland Family Diaries.com and Girl About Northumberland has written all of our Northumberland content. There’s nothing about Northumberland she doesn’t know and she’s generous enough to share it all here, with us.

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Carol Burns – Cornwall Expert

Carol is a freelance journalist and writer who was the editor of Cornwall Life, and has written for many publications about her home county. She’s responsible for our Cornwall section, one of the most popular places to be come summer!

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Rowen Campbell – Writer

Rowen is a marketing manager and copywriter with experience across many sectors.  She loves to tell a story and when she’s not writing, you’ll find her outside on an adventure, or curled up somewhere with a good book. She’s written extensively about paddleboarding for the site!

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“We’re here to help you make the most of this wonderful country, and to find great days out to suit your budget. Filled with guides and itineraries to England’s best days out, and searchable by interests, counties, cities and areas – we’re definitely not just for the kids!”


Suggestions for great days out in England? Let us know!

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In September 2021 Day Out in England was announced as a finalist in the Top Travel Blogger category at the Travel Media AwardsYou can read more about the award here.

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Day Out in England is number 22 on Feedspot’s list of ‘Top 60 UK Travel Blogs, Websites & Influencers

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