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
New Forest activities, archery and medieval skills
New forest fun: Archery lessons, Crossbows & Axe Throwing, from 15 - 25 per course
Nordic walking in the Surrey Hills
Nordic Walking in the Surrey countryside, from 5 - 50 per course
Walking day tours in Sussex
Get off the beaten track & explore the landscapes of Sussex by foot, from 15 - 40 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
Oxfordshire & Cotswolds guided day walks
Guided walks through beautiful scenery and lovely villages, from 100 - 150 per tour (1 day)
Canoeing day tours in Sussex
Explore Sussex's rivers by Canadian Canoe, from 25 - 60 per half day
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 per half day
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
Tonbridge gardens and gallery, High Weald
10 acres of exuberant, scented, mature garden and woodland, from 2 - 6 admission price
Llama trekking in the Surrey Hills
Trekking in the Surrey Hills with your own llama, from 20 - 199 per tour
Cotswolds distillery tour and tasting
Distillers of fine spirits in the heart of the Cotswolds, from 6 - 10 per tour
Chilterns Gliding, courses and lessons
Fly in a glider over the beautiful Dunstable Downs, from 100 - 800 free admission
Stroud Museum of Cotswolds
Friendly and fascinating Museum of local life, from 0 free admission
Hornhill Pub nr Chalfont St Peter, The Chilterns
Charming coaching inn in the heart of the Chilterns, from 8 - 15 per lunch
Theale fly fishing school, Berkshire
Fly fishing tuition on beautiful spring fed lakes in Theale, from 20 - 200 per half day
Living Rainforest experience near Hampstead Norreys, Berkshire
One of Britain's top rainforest habitat centres, from 8.45 - 9.95 admission price
South Downs cycling day tours
Mountain biking tours across varying South Downs terrain, from 25 - 570 per tour
New Forest Tide Mill museum
One of the only Tide Mills in the world milliing flour daily, from 1.90 - 3.20 admission price
New Forest horse riding school
Horse riding in the beautiful New Forest, from 17.50 - 135 per course
Surrey Hills Interactive Museum, Haslemere
A museum for the people and land of the Surrey Hills, from 2 - 4 admission price
Wendover Zip Wires The Chilterns
Tree Top Adventure in the Chilterns, from 24 - 30 admission price
Elham pub Kent Downs
Traditional 16th century inn in the Elham Valley, from 2.50 - 7.50 per lunch
Cotswold wildlife park & gardens, Oxfordshire
Zoological collection and gardens in the Cotswolds, from 9.50 - 14 admission price
South Downs Way National Trail Walk
An organised nine day walk along the South Downs Way, from 214 - 219 per tour
Speen country inn, the Chilterns
Fine dining experiences in the Chiltern Hills, from 15 - 20 per lunch
Rock climbing courses on Anglesey, North Wales
Climbing Days out In Snowdonia and Anglesey for the family, from 150 - 300 per course (1 day)
Henley River & Rowing Museum, The Chilterns
Fun family friendly Museum in Henley on Thames, from 6.50 - 8.50 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 29 - 39 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
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A bit disappointing really
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