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
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
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, 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)
Canoeing day tours in Sussex
Explore Sussex's rivers by Canadian Canoe, from 25 - 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
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)
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 per half day
Surrey Hills sculpture park, Churt
Sculptures amidst natural woodland in the Surrey Hills, from 3 - 6 admission price
Bushcraft courses in Marlborough, Savernake forest
Bushcraft courses at excellent value in Marlbourgh, Wilts, from 150 - 200 per course (2 days)
Cotswolds cycling tours from Kingham, Oxfordshire
Bespoke cycle tours and cycling holidays in the Cotswolds., from 120 per tour
Surrey Hills wildlife centre nr Lingfield
See British wildlife close up in the Surrey Hills, from 7.60 - 10.50 admission price
South Downs paragliding experience, Glynde
paragliding and paramotoring lessons and courses, from 115 - 900 per course
Theale fly fishing school, Berkshire
Fly fishing tuition on beautiful spring fed lakes in Theale, from 20 - 200 per half day
Stonor Park gardens in the Chilterns
A family home set in the Chiltern Hills, from 4 - 8 admission price
Pub and Restaurant nr Reigate, Surrey Hills
Award winning Deli Pub & Restaurant in the Surrey Hills, from 3.25 - 18.50 per lunch
Guided road cycling weekends in the South Downs & New Forest
Friendly and fun guided road cycling., from 200 per tour
Beaconsfield model village in the Chilterns
Explore the world's oldest model village in Beaconsfield, from 5.50 - 9.50 admission price
Historic Roman villa, South Downs
Roman Villa with longest mosaic, Pulborough South Downs., from 3.50 - 5 admission price
Bushcraft courses in Sussex, High Weald
Wilderness survival courses in the High Weald, Sussex, from 40 - 290 per course
Tring country pub, The Chilterns
Enjoy home-cooked food & local beer in the centre of Tring, from 9.50 - 10.95 per lunch
Kent Downs vineyard & plant centre, Elham Valley
The vineyard and garden centre with a difference, from 5 - 15 not applicable
Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes
Britain's best Bronze Age archaeology museum set in Devizes, from 4 - 5 admission price
Sussex guided walks and rambles
Explore secret Sussex with an experienced guide., from 70 - 100 per overnight tour
RSPB Pulborough Brooks, South Downs
Wonderful walks, wildlife watching, tasty tea and cake., from 1 - 7 admission price
South Devon outdoor learning and activity centre
Fantastic woodland, farm and coastal experiences for all., from 20 - 200 admission price
South Downs Way National Trail Walk
An organised nine day walk along the South Downs Way, from 214 - 219 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 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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