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
New Forest pub near Beaulieu
Local ales, good food, cosy fires and friendly staff, from 4.95 - 18.95 not applicable
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
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
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 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
Walking day tours in Sussex
Get off the beaten track & explore the landscapes of Sussex by foot, from 15 - 40 per half day
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Cotswolds
Makes other days out seem a little dry!, from 10.55 - 11.60 admission price
Cookham art gallery, Chilterns
Art gallery displaying the work of Stanley Spencer in Cookha, from 4 - 5 admission price
Traditional furniture making skills in Goldalming, Surrey Hills
Learn the traditional art of upholstery and furniture making in the Surrey Hills, from 30 - 300 per course
Vineyard tours & shop in West Sussex, South Downs
Tasting, tours and eats at a stunning Sussex vineyard, from 1 - 20 admission price
Traditional skills courses in Plumpton, High Weald
Countryside, Rural, Forestry Skills and Woodland Management, from 75 - 425 per course
Berkshire activity days in the Lambourne Downs
A tour of a racehorse yard and gallops with the trainer., from 75 - 750 admission price
Seer Green restaurant the Chilterns
Charming country pub in Seer Green Village, from 12 - 15 per lunch
Farncombe narrow boat cruises in Surrey
Explore the river Wey by narrowboat, rowboat or canoe, from 10 - 250 per day (1 day)
Beachy Head countryside centre & shop, South Downs
Visitors centre ideal for exploring the stunning coastline, from 0 free admission
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
Petersfield museum and gallery, South Downs
Local history museum and art gallery, Petersfield, from 0 free admission
Ashampstead Farm Shop
High quality meats, local fruit and veg, cheese and deli, from 1 - 25 free admission
Woodchester Mansion in the Cotswolds
Unfinished Architectural Masterpiece in Fabulous Parkland, from 5.50 - 6.50 admission price
Theale fly fishing school, Berkshire
Fly fishing tuition on beautiful spring fed lakes in Theale, from 20 - 200 per half day
Outdoor learning centre nr Tunbridge Wells, High Weald
An experiential learning centre based near Tunbridge Wells, from 6 - 270 per course
Guided coach and walking tours of the Cotswolds
Daytrips discovering the Cotswolds & local attractions, from 180 - 210 per day (1 day)
Wildlife watching in the Cairngorms National Park
The chance to see Pine Marten, Badger, Red Deer and more, from 25 admission price
Solent sailing trips from Lymington, New Forest
Sailing Days from Lymington in the New Forest, from 99 per half day
Cotswold wildlife park & gardens, Oxfordshire
Zoological collection and gardens in the Cotswolds, from 9.50 - 14 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 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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