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
New Forest activities, archery and medieval skills
New forest fun: Archery lessons, Crossbows & Axe Throwing, from 15 - 25 per course
Oxfordshire & Cotswolds guided day walks
Guided walks through beautiful scenery and lovely villages, from 100 - 150 per tour (1 day)
Family activity days in Sussex
Family multi activity day outings in Sussex, from 18 - 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
New Forest pub near Beaulieu
Local ales, good food, cosy fires and friendly staff, from 4.95 - 18.95 not applicable
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
Sussex cycling day tours
Get off the beaten track and explore Sussex by bicycle , from 20 - 60 per half day
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 per half day
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Cotswolds
Makes other days out seem a little dry, from 10.55 - 11.60 admission price
Isle of Wight walking day tours
Explore the landscape of the Isle of Wight, from 3 - 50 (half day - 1 day)
Bushcraft course, nr New Milton, New Forest
woodland activities , woodland management, Forest Schools, from 3 - 5 per course (2 - 4 hours)
Surrey Hills traditional game pub, Dorking
Famous local pheasant and venison and great atmosphere at a historic Surrey Hills pub, from 4.95 - 17.95 per lunch
Haddenham Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital, Chilterns
Go wild for wildlife at our wildlife hospital, from 3.20 - 5.10 admission price
High Weald Manor Gardens in Ticehurst, England
Beautiful English gardens with sculpture; cafe with terrace, from 9 admission price
Surrey Hills walking day tours
Follow Treasure Trails for all ages in the Surrey Hills, from 5.99 - 12.99 per tour
Kent Downs vineyard & plant centre, Elham Valley
The vineyard and garden centre with a difference, from 5 - 15 not applicable
Frithsden country pub, The Chilterns
Traditional country pub backing on to the Ashridge Estate, from 5 - 21 per lunch
Solent sailing trips from Lymington, New Forest
Sailing Days from Lymington in the New Forest, from 99 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
Chipping Campden arts and crafts museum, Cotswolds
Museum celebrating craft and design in the north Cotswolds, from 3.25 - 4 admission price
Marlow horse riding school, Chilterns
Small and friendly horse riding school in Marlow countryside, from 15 - 20 per course
Longdown activity farm for families, Ashurst, New Forest
Hands-on farmyard fun in the New Forest, from 6.50 - 9 admission price
Hot air ballon trips in the Kent Downs
Hot air balloon flights over the beautiful Kent countryside, from 109 - 575 per ticket
Cotswolds hot air balloon rides
Champagne Hot Air Balloon Flight Experiences, from 105 - 540 per ride
Bladbean charity open gardens near Canterbury, Kent Downs
Romantic walled gardens in the heart of wooded countryside, from 5.50 admission price
Peene countryside centre and railway museum, Kent Downs
Nature trails, traditional crafts & railway memorabilia in, from 1.50 - 2.50 admission price
Historic Roman villa, South Downs
Roman Villa with longest mosaic, Pulborough South Downs, from 3.50 - 5 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
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Very enjoyable
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