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
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
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
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
South Downs, Avington Park historic house
Palladian mansion with magnificent staterooms in parkland, from 7.50 admission price
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
Oxfordshire Vineyard Tours, North Wessex Downs
Tour and taste at Oxfordshire's largest vineyard, from 9.50 per tour
High Weald storytelling course, Emerson College
Internationally recognised storytelling courses for all, from 160 - 1185 per course
Bourton House Garden in the Cotswolds
Outstanding award-winning garden in the North Cotswolds, from 6 admission price
Wadhurst self guided castle walking tour, High Weald
A peaceful walk taking in two beautiful English castles, from 125 (2 days) ex flights
RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, Suffolk
Wonderful wildlife, stunning scenery, family fun, yummy food, from 3 - 7.50 admission price
Kingston art workshops Kent Downs
Bespoke art, school & community art projects in Kingston, from 65 per course
Woodcraft day course, The Cotswolds
Green Woodwork: Opportunity for Creativity and Craftsmanship, from 80 - 150 per course
Navigation Course, South Downs National Park
Navigation courses for all in the stunning South Downs, from 30 - 45 per course (1 day)
Yattendon restaurant nr Newbury, Berkshire
A Pub in the Country, serving traditional ales and food, from 7.50 - 30 per lunch
Painswick 18th century garden, Cotswolds
Unique 18th Century garden landscape in the Cotswolds, from 6.50 admission price
Milford restaurant and tea rooms, Surrey Hills
Delicious food and a working family run farm in the Surrey Hills, from 2.50 - 12.50 per lunch
Chilterns riding school nr Tring
Horse riding and hacking in the heart of Chilterns, from 18 - 60 (half day - 1 day)
The Garlic Farm on the Isle of Wight, England
For all things garlic and much more.. on The Isle of Wight, from 5 - 15 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
Alfriston Wealden hall house, East Sussex
Clergy House and cottage garden in Alfriston, from 2.35 - 4.65 admission price
Solent sailing trips from Lymington, New Forest
Sailing Days from Lymington in the New Forest, from 99 per half day
Village pub in Bishopstone, Wiltshire
Village pub serving delicious, organic and local food, from 3 - 17 per lunch
Surrey Hills Riding Centre & School
Learn and ride in a remote spot of the Surrey Hills, from 18 - 250 per ride
Bushcraft courses in Marlborough, Savernake forest
Bushcraft courses at excellent value in Marlbourgh, Wilts, from 150 - 200 per course (2 days)
Cake making courses in Kintbury, Berkshire
Fantastic cake making courses and countryside tea rooms, from 50 per course

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

These full and frank independent things to see & do holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

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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