Things to see & 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
New Forest activities, archery and medieval skills
New forest fun: Archery lessons, Crossbows & Axe Throwing, from 15 - 25 per course
Nordic walking in the Surrey Hills
Nordic Walking in the Surrey countryside, from 5 - 50 per course
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
Walking day tours in Sussex
Get off the beaten track & explore the landscapes of Sussex by foot, from 15 - 40 per half day
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 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
South Downs, Avington Park historic house
Palladian mansion with magnificent staterooms in parkland, from 7.50 admission price
Family activity days in Sussex
Family multi activity day outings in Sussex, from 18 - 60 per half day
Pulborough vineyard tour and wine tasting in Sussex
Vineyard and winery tour and tasting with winemaker, from 25 per tour
New Forest bike hire & cycling tours
Traffic-free cycling experiences in the New Forest, from 8 - 17 per day (1 day)
Guided walking day tours in Wiltshire
Expertly guided walks through spectacular landscapes, from 10 per tour
Woodchester Mansion in the Cotswolds
Unfinished Architectural Masterpiece in Fabulous Parkland, from 5.50 - 6.50 admission price
Henley-on-Thames rowing day tour, Chilterns
Rowing experience on the River Thames at Henley, from 70 - 200 per course
Cake making courses in Kintbury, Berkshire
Fantastic cake making courses and countryside tea rooms, from 50 per course
Electric bike hire shop, Painswick, Cotswolds
Electric assist bikes make cycling the Cotswolds easy, from 10 1 hour
Burley cafe, New Forest
Fresh, delicious homecooked food in the heart of the forest, from 5.95 - 8.95 per lunch
Chiltern Brewery near Wendover
Visit the oldest independent brewery in the Chilterns, from 10.50 per tour
St Margaret's Bay museum Kent Downs
museum of local history situated in organic parkland, from 0 free admission
High Weald storytelling course, Emerson College
Internationally recognised storytelling courses for all, from 160 - 1185 per course
Hazeldene farm, shop & tearoom, Chesham, Chilterns
Rare breed farm, shop & tea room in the Asheridge Vale, from 0 free admission
Kent Bushcraft Courses nr Canterbury
Bushcraft skills and adventures in the Kentish countryside, from 10 - 222 per course
Surrey Hills Interactive Museum, Haslemere
A museum for the people and land of the Surrey Hills, from 2 - 4 admission price
Cotswolds bicycle hire
Cycle hire in the heart of the Cotswolds, from 9 - 14 per day (1 day)
Solent sailing trips from Lymington, New Forest
Sailing Days from Lymington in the New Forest, from 99 per half day
Day tours in New Forest National Park
See the New Forest in comfort on your personalised tour, from 20 per tour
Bourton House Garden in the Cotswolds
Outstanding award-winning garden in the North Cotswolds, from 6 admission price

6 reviews for things to see & do holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent things to see & do holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

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
5 stars! I really enjoyed it and learnt a lot. It was a really interesting group as well with some interesting stories. Make sure you talk to everybody you will probably come away very inspired. (more)Saul Greenland
One of the best weekend's I have ever had. (more)Sasha Chisholm
From 6 - 60 per course
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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