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
Tree climbing experience with full instruction, from 27 - 37 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
Family activity days in Sussex
Family multi activity day outings in Sussex, from 18 - 60 per half day
Sussex cycling day tours
Get off the beaten track and explore Sussex by bicycle , from 20 - 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
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
Cotswolds hedgelaying rural skills course
Practical, hands-on hedgelaying course set in the Cotswolds, from 109 per course (2 days)
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
Oxfordshire & Cotswolds guided day walks
Guided walks through beautiful scenery and lovely villages, from 100 - 150 per tour (1 day)
Frithsden vineyard tours, Chilterns
Tours, tastings & lunches at a vineyard in the Chilterns, from 2.50 - 16 admission price
Woodland & water garden near Dartmoor
Lovely Woodland Garden & Sculpture Exhibition on Dartmoor, from 2.50 - 5 admission price
Surrey Hills wildlife centre nr Lingfield
See British wildlife close up in the Surrey Hills, from 7.60 - 10.50 admission price
Farm Visits near Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experience the life of a shepherd for a day or evening, from 35 - 175 per tour
Chilterns river cruise and boat hire
Skippered Thames river-boat outings and events., from 75 - 400 1 hour
Guided road cycling weekends in the South Downs & New Forest
Friendly and fun guided road cycling., from 200 per tour
Yattendon restaurant nr Newbury, Berkshire
A Pub in the Country, serving traditional ales and food, from 7.50 - 30 per lunch
Isles of Scilly dive school
Seal snorkelling and world-class diving from St Martin's, from 40 per dive
New forest tourist centre, Lyndhurst
The New Forest in a nutshell, from 3 - 4 admission price
Guided day tours of North Wales
Discover the wonders of Wales with a green badge guide, from 5 per tour
Seaside pub and restaurant in St Margarets Bay, Kent Downs
Scrumptious meals enjoyed on the sea front in the Kent Downs, from 7.50 - 9.50 per lunch
Historic Roman villa, South Downs
Roman Villa with longest mosaic, Pulborough South Downs., from 3.50 - 5 admission price
Historic 1066 country walk in Sussex
An exhilarating walk tracing English history, from 135 per tour (2 days)
Railway in Avon Valley, Cotswolds
Nostalgic train ride through the picturesque Avon Valley, from 6.50 - 7 admission price
Sea kayaking day tours in Beaulieu, New Forest
Enjoy Sea Kayaking in Hampshire & Dorset with experts, from 35 - 80 admission price
National Trust Woolbeding Gardens, South Downs
Masterpiece gardens with boarders, landscape and follies, from 3 - 18 admission price
South Downs Way National Trail Walk
An organised nine day walk along the South Downs Way, from 211 - 214 per tour
Jane Austen literary tours in Hampshire
Visit Jane Austen's birthplace in Hampshire , from 80 per day (1 day)
New Forest horse riding school
Horse riding in the beautiful New Forest, from 17.50 - 135 per course

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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 27 - 37 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
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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