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
Cotswolds hedgelaying rural skills course
Practical, hands-on hedgelaying course set in the Cotswolds, from 109 per course (2 days)
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
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
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
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
East Hanney Farm Shop nr Wantage, Oxfordshire
Family run farm shop selling award winning natural pork, from 3.95 - 16.95 not applicable
Mayfield Lavender fields in Surrey
Acres of stunning lavender to be explored at your leisure., from 0 free admission
New Forest cider shop, Burley
Traditionally brewed cider from the heart of the New Forest, from 2.20 - 47.50 free admission
Laser combat games in New Forest, Beaulieu
Battlefield live is laser tag for the digital generation, from 20 - 70 admission price
Hampshire house and gardens, South Downs
Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens, from 3.06 - 8.50 admission price
Farm Visits near Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experience the life of a shepherd for a day or evening, from 35 - 175 per tour
Arundel waterside garden & bistro, South Downs
River boat hire with tearooms & bistro on the River Arun., from 35 - 45 1 hour
Abinger Hammer Farm Shop, Surrey Hills
Buy locally grown produce and flowers in the Surrey Hills, from 0.10 - 5 free admission
Dover nature reserve, Kent Downs
Walks, wildlife and stunning views in White Cliffs County, from 0.01 - 0.20 free admission
Brewery tours in West Berkshire
Tours of family run independent Berkshire brewery, from 12.50 - 17.50 per tour
Kent Downs cross country horse riding
Excellent hacking with views of the English Channel and Kent Downs coast, from 13 - 32 per ride
Cotswolds open country garden, Blockley
Cotswold watermill surrounded by rhs Partner Garden., from 3 - 5.50 per day (1 day)
Godstone Farm in Surrey
Meet happy animals and their young on a Surrey Hills family run farm, from 2 - 6 admission price
Slieve Gullion guided tours, County Armagh
Local Guided tours of County Armagh's historical landscape., from 75 - 140 per tour (1 day)
Aldbourne Cafe, Wiltshire
Delicious meals, local produce & much more in Aldbourne, from 4.50 - 6.75 per lunch
Bishopsbourne Pub, Kent Downs
Traditional country pub in the village of Bishopsbourne, from 5 - 6 per lunch
National Trust, Hatchlands Park, Surrey
Georgian house, gardens, ponds & pianos in the Surrey Hills, from 1.90 - 12.50 admission price
New Forest guided walk at Wilverley Plain
A ranger led guided walk in the New Forest National Park., from 4 - 5 per ticket
Tilford Farming Museum, Surrey Hills
See rural history & culture come to life in the Surrey Hills, from 6 - 8.50 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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