Things to see and do holidays

We're working with activity providers in the National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty on our doorstep in the South of England and will soon be listing those that give you an 'experience to treasure'.

Keep an eye on this section for places to visit, eat, see and do, so you can get an Our Land experience during the day as well as overnight.

Tree climbing tour on the Isle of Wight
Tree climbing experience with full instruction, from 27 - 37 2 hours
Nordic walking in the Surrey Hills
Nordic Walking in the Surrey countryside, from 5 - 50 per course
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 per half day
Sussex cycling day tours
Get off the beaten track and explore Sussex by bicycle , from 20 - 60 per half day
Canoeing day tours in Sussex
Explore Sussex's rivers by Canadian Canoe, from 25 - 60 per half day
New Forest pub near Beaulieu
Local ales, good food, cosy fires and friendly staff, from 4.95 - 18.95 not applicable
Walking day tours in Sussex
Get off the beaten track & explore the landscapes of Sussex by foot, from 15 - 40 per half day
Family activity days in Sussex
Family multi activity day outings in Sussex, from 18 - 60 per half day
Cotswolds hedgelaying rural skills course
Practical, hands-on hedgelaying course set in the Cotswolds, from 109 per course (2 days)
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
Oxfordshire & Cotswolds guided day walks
Guided walks through beautiful scenery and lovely villages, from 100 - 150 per tour (1 day)
Woodland & water garden near Dartmoor
Lovely Woodland Garden & Sculpture Exhibition on Dartmoor, from 2.50 - 5 admission price
Aylesford pottery workshops, Kent Downs
Pottery workshops and hand-made pottery in the heart of Kent, from 50 - 150 per course
Wiltshire and Berkshire canal trips
Canal boat trips available during the summer months, from 1 - 3.30 admission price
South Downs pub in Balls Cross
Heart of the community pub serving local produce, from 6.50 - 20 per lunch
Historic 1066 country walk in Sussex
An exhilarating walk tracing English history, from 135 per tour (2 days)
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust day tours, Cotswolds
Discover the wild Gloucestershire on your doorstep., from 24 free admission
River Rother boat trips, Newenden, Kent
Ferry to Bodiam Castle, boat charter, rowing, kayaking, cafe, from 5 - 25 admission price
Vineyard tours near Hastings, East Sussex
Vineyard tours in idyllic High Weald countryside, from 1.50 - 10 per tour
South Nutfield farm shop, Surrey Hills
More than you can do in a day at our Surrey Hills farm, from 2.50 - 10 free admission
Surrey Hills adventure tours
Hiking cycling canoeing in the beautiful Surrey Hills, from 180 - 300 per tour (2 days)
East Sussex bakery classes, High Weald
Bakery school in the beautiful High Weald countryside, from 175 per course
Surrey Hills stained glass workshops, Abinger Hammer
Learn the medieval art of stained glass making in the Surrey Hills, from 75 - 275 per course
Historical farm tours and gardens, South Downs
West Dean historical farm tour in the Cuckmere Valley, from 4.50 per tour
Keyhaven ferry & boat day trips, Hampshire
Catch a ferry to Hurst Castle, take a Cruise or ride a RIB!, from 2 - 5.50 per crossing
Chenies manor house & gardens, Chilterns
Charming Tudor building and award winning gardens in Chenies, from 5 - 7 admission price
Batsford arboretum, Cotswolds
55 acre arboretum, garden shop, plant centre and cafe., from 3 - 7 admission price
Sussex cycle hire & guided tours
A professionally lead cycle tour around the South Downs, from 70 per overnight tour
Kent Downs vineyard & plant centre, Elham Valley
The vineyard and garden centre with a difference, from 5 - 15 not applicable
West Dean gardens and college, South Downs
Visit award-winning Gardens or enjoy a creative short course, from 8.10 - 9 admission price

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Tree climbing tour on the Isle of Wight
Tree climbing with Paul and Abigail was an absolutely great experience. Paul's knowledge of all things 'tree' and his clear love of the trees and the environment was naturally conveyed to us all. (more)Amelia Shepherd
Suspended 50ft in the air, enjoying the beautiful panoramic views framed by branches and leaves and then plucking up the courage to peer beneath was the most memorable part... pretty scary at first but fantastically liberating after the initial surprise. (more)Lani Watson
The most memorable part was hanging upside down from half way up the tree. This took me out of my comfort zone and it was a real push for me to be brave, let go of the ropes and trust the harness. (more)Holly Foat
From 27 - 37 per tour (2 hours)
Sussex foraging, bushcraft and plant craft workshops
Memorable parts? This was one of the best weekends I've ever had. All of the staff here are very kind. There is lots to do. We did the Go Wild workshop. It's amazing. Go Wild teaches you how to light a fire and also how to be safe around them. In the afternoon workshop we learnt how to build a shelter. The man who supervised us was called Robert, he was really nice and helpful. Because there is so much to do here for adults and/or children you will never be bored. I hope you come and have... (more)Sasha Chisolm
From 6 - 110 free admission
New forest guided day tours
Memorable parts? My guided walk with Steve Adams from Fuzzackers. Tips? Local benefits? I came by train and used a bike for transport and used a local company for my guided walk in the forest. Overall rating? Excellent. (more)Lucy O'Connor
From 10 - 20 per half day - 1 day

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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