Things to see & 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
Take a trip up a tree with a unique tree climbing experience, from 29 - 39 2 hours
Nordic walking in the Surrey Hills
Nordic Walking in the Surrey countryside, from 5 - 50 per course
South Downs, Avington Park historic house
Palladian mansion with magnificent staterooms in parkland, from 7.50 admission price
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
Sussex cycling day tours
Get off the beaten track and explore Sussex by bicycle , from 20 - 60 per half day
Family activity days in Sussex
Family multi activity day outings in Sussex, from 18 - 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
Canoeing day tours in Sussex
Explore Sussex's rivers by Canadian Canoe, from 25 - 60 per half day
Walking day tours in Sussex
Get off the beaten track & explore the landscapes of Sussex by foot, from 15 - 40 per half day
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 per half day
Kent Downs vineyard & plant centre, Elham Valley
The vineyard and garden centre with a difference, from 5 - 15 not applicable
Aylesford pottery workshops, Kent Downs
Pottery workshops and hand-made pottery in the heart of Kent, from 50 - 150 per course
Rural pub in Ockham, Surrey Hills
Delightfully eclectic pub and eatery in the Surrey Hills, from 5 - 16.50 per lunch
Navigation Course, South Downs National Park
Navigation courses for all in the stunning South Downs, from 30 - 45 per course (1 day)
Pick your own fruit farm in Cookham
Pick Your Own fruit and veg and enjoy the farmed landscape, from 3 admission price
Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Discover the fascinating history of England's oldest borough, from 0 free admission
Finch Foundry cultural tour, Dartmoor National Park
The last remaining water-powered forge in England, from 5.80 - 14.50 admission price
Stanway House and Fountain, Cotswolds
Jacobean Manor House and world's tallest gravity fountain, from 4.50 - 9 admission price
Ventnor country market, Isle of Wight
Weekly country market selling delicious local produce, from 0 free admission
Elham pub Kent Downs
Traditional 16th century inn in the Elham Valley, from 2.50 - 7.50 per lunch
Kennet and Avon canal trips in Berkshire
Horse drawn and self drive boat trips on River Kennet, from 9 - 575 per tour
Winery and Brewery in the Chilterns
Royally appointed brewery and winery in the heart of the Chilterns, from 15 per 2 hours - 1 day
Roald Dahl Museum, The Chilterns
Family friendly award-winning Museum in Great Missenden, from 4 - 6 admission price
Chilterns Gliding, courses and lessons
Fly in a glider over the beautiful Dunstable Downs, from 100 - 800 free admission
National Trust, Hatchlands Park, Surrey
Georgian house, gardens, ponds & pianos in the Surrey Hills, from 1.90 - 12.50 admission price
Henley river cruises on the Thames, Oxfordshire
Cruise along the Royal River Thames in style and comfort, from 8.50 per ticket
Steyning fresh produce shop & cafe, South Downs
Award-winning shop & cafe sourcing the best in local produce, from 1 - 20 per lunch
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden in Ockley, Surrey Hills
Stunning sculpture from all over Europe in a magical garden, from 7 - 10 admission price
Cotswolds distillery tour and tasting
Distillers of fine spirits in the heart of the Cotswolds, from 6 - 10 per tour
Fordingbridge walks with picnics, New Forest
Guided Walks and Gourmet Picnics in the New Forest, from 8 - 16 per tour

6 reviews for things to see & do holidays4.5 star overall rating

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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 29 - 39 per tour (2 hours)
Sussex foraging, bushcraft and plant craft workshops
5 stars! I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. It was a really interesting group as well with some interesting stories. Make sure you talk to everybody you will probably come away very inspired. (more)Saul Greenland
One of the best weekend's I have ever had. (more)Sasha Chisholm
From 6 - 60 per course
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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