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
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
Family activity days in Sussex
Family multi activity day outings in Sussex, from 18 - 60 per half day
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 per half day
New Forest pub near Beaulieu
Local ales, good food, cosy fires and friendly staff, from 4.95 - 18.95 not applicable
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
South Downs, Avington Park historic house
Palladian mansion with magnificent staterooms in parkland, from 7.50 admission price
Walking day tours in Sussex
Get off the beaten track & explore the landscapes of Sussex by foot, from 15 - 40 per half day
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
New Forest guided walking tour
Gentle walks with experts in the New Forest, from 195 per tour (3 hours)
Cotswolds village museum, near Chipping Norton
The history of a Cotswold village and its three famous sons, from 1 free admission
National Trust Clandon Park, Surrey Hills
Palladian mansion, grounds & Maori hall in the Surrey Hills, from 4.20 - 12.50 admission price
High Beeches garden in the Sussex
Exquisitely designed gardens and meadow in the High Weald, from 6.50 - 7.20 admission price
Kent Downs orchard tours, near Faversham
Orchard tours, fruit tasting, events, shops & restaurant, from 7.50 - 25 admission price
Burley cafe, New Forest
Fresh, delicious homecooked food in the heart of the forest, from 5.95 - 8.95 per lunch
Bishopsbourne Art Workshops, Kent Downs
Oil, Silk Painting and Sculpture Art workshops in Kent Downs, from 80 per day (1 day)
Woodland & water garden near Dartmoor
Lovely Woodland Garden & Sculpture Exhibition on Dartmoor, from 2.50 - 5 admission price
Slindon Forge community shop & cafe, South Downs
Former forge in friendly & attractive Downland village, from 1.25 - 6.75 free admission
New Forest Tide Mill museum
One of the only Tide Mills in the world milliing flour daily, from 1.90 - 3.20 admission price
Slieve Gullion, Cultural Activity Centre, Ring of Gullion
Cultural activity centre in the heart of the Ring of Gullion, from 1 - 100 free admission
Ashampstead Farm Shop
High quality meats, local fruit and veg, cheese and deli, from 1 - 25 free admission
National Trust Pitstone Windmill, the Chilterns
One of the oldest windmills in Britain, set in the Chiterns, from 1 - 2.50 admission price
Cotswolds balloon flights
Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flights from the centre of Bath, from 105 - 300 per ticket
Surrey Hills sculpture park, Churt
Sculptures amidst natural woodland in the Surrey Hills, from 3 - 6 admission price
Fordingbridge walks with picnics, New Forest
Guided Walks and Gourmet Picnics in the New Forest, from 8 - 16 per tour
Peene countryside centre and railway museum, Kent Downs
Nature trails, traditional crafts & railway memorabilia in, from 1.50 - 2.50 admission price
South Downs paragliding experience, Glynde
paragliding and paramotoring lessons and courses, from 115 - 900 per course
Wildlife watching in the Cairngorms National Park
The chance to see Pine Marten, Badger, Red Deer and more, from 25 admission price

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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