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
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
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 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
Canoeing day tours in Sussex
Explore Sussex's rivers by Canadian Canoe, from 25 - 60 per half day
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
Cotswolds hedgelaying rural skills course
Practical, hands-on hedgelaying course set in the Cotswolds, from 109 per course (2 days)
Sussex cycling day tours
Get off the beaten track and explore Sussex by bicycle , 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)
New Forest pub near Beaulieu
Local ales, good food, cosy fires and friendly staff, from 4.95 - 18.95 not applicable
National arboretum, Westonbirt, Cotswolds
World famous tree collection and heritage landscape, from 5 - 9 admission price
Roald Dahl Museum, The Chilterns
Family friendly award-winning Museum in Great Missenden, from 4 - 6 admission price
Stalisfield Green country inn, Kent
A country pub with a passion for fine food and drink, from 12.95 - 15.25 per lunch
Stanway House and Fountain, Cotswolds
Jacobean Manor House and world's tallest gravity fountain, from 4.50 - 9 admission price
Slindon Forge community shop & cafe, South Downs
Former forge in friendly & attractive Downland village, from 1.25 - 6.75 free admission
Henley pub and restaurant, The Chilterns, England
Henley's premier destination pub and restaurant, from 15 - 25 per lunch
Brockenhurst tea room, New Forest National Park
Award Winning Vintage Style Tea Room, from 1 - 25 free admission
Hungerford Newtown village pub in Berkshire
Lovely country community-run pub near J14 of the M4, from 10 - 15
Westcott fishery day trip, Surrey Hills
Fantastic mixed fishing on beautiful 200 year-old lake, from 6 - 12 per day (1 day)
Surrey Hills conservation parkland nr Albury
One of the Surrey Hills most popular beauty spots, from 1 free admission
Woodland birthday parties in South Devon
Kids woodland birthday parties on the Raleigh Estate, Devon, from 180 not applicable
Vineyard tours in Biddenden, Kent
Kent's oldest commercial vineyard, open throughout the year, from 0 free admission
South Downs paragliding experience, Glynde
paragliding and paramotoring lessons and courses, from 115 - 900 per course
RSPB Minsmere nature reserve, Suffolk
Wonderful wildlife, stunning scenery, family fun, yummy food, from 3 - 7.50 admission price
Henley river cruises on the Thames, Oxfordshire
Cruise along the Royal River Thames in style and comfort, from 8.50 per ticket
Dover Tea Rooms, Kent Downs
Tea and cake in the only remaining part of Kearnsey Abbey, from 3 - 6 per lunch
Rolvenden woodland craft courses, Kent
Celebrate the beauty of wood with woodland craft courses, from 40 - 240 per course
Aylesford pottery workshops, Kent Downs
Pottery workshops and hand-made pottery in the heart of Kent, from 50 - 150 per course
Cotswolds distillery tour and tasting
Distillers of fine spirits in the heart of the Cotswolds, from 6 - 10 per tour

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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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