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
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
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 per half day
Cotswolds hedgelaying rural skills course
Practical, hands-on hedgelaying course set in the Cotswolds, from 109 per course (2 days)
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
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 country pub, The Chilterns
Traditional country pub backing on to the Ashridge Estate, from 5 - 21 per lunch
Dry stone walling courses in the Cotswolds
Learn the art of dry stone walling in the Cotswolds, from 99 per course (2 days)
Winery and Brewery in the Chilterns
Royally appointed brewery and winery in the heart of the Chilterns, from 15 per 2 hours - 1 day
Kent Downs heritage centre, Kemsing
Walks, talks and archive centre in Kemsing, from 2 - 2.50 per tour
Vineyard tours & shop in West Sussex, South Downs
Tasting, tours and eats at a stunning Sussex vineyard, from 1 - 20 admission price
Leatherhead Cookery School in Surrey
Learn to cook in the Surrey Hills, from 99 - 109 per course
Burley cafe, New Forest
Fresh, delicious homecooked food in the heart of the forest, from 5.95 - 8.95 per lunch
Solent sailing trips from Lymington, New Forest
Sailing Days from Lymington in the New Forest, from 99 per half day
Tonbridge gardens and gallery, High Weald
10 acres of exuberant, scented, mature garden and woodland., from 2 - 6 admission price
Horse riding hacks & day tours in South Downs
Easily accessible hacking across the stunning South Downs, from 25 - 75 per course
Chilterns fine food cafe, Hertfordshire
Cafe/deli and fine food store in the heart of the Chilterns, from 3 - 7 per lunch
Harrietsham country pub, Kent Downs
Rustic rural pub & restaurant in the Kent Downs, from 6.20 - 22.50 per lunch
Horse drawn narrow boat rides on the River Wey, Surrey Hills
Horse-drawn narrow boat trips along the beautiful river Wey, from 7 - 8 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)
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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