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
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
Oxfordshire & Cotswolds guided day walks
Guided walks through beautiful scenery and lovely villages, from 100 - 150 per tour (1 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
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
New Forest pub near Beaulieu
Local ales, good food, cosy fires and friendly staff, from 4.95 - 18.95 not applicable
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
Bicycle Hire in Marlborough, Wiltshire
Bike rental, sales and repair shop in Marlborough, from 10 - 20 per half day
Wadhurst self guided castle walking tour, High Weald
A peaceful walk taking in two beautiful English castles, from 125 (2 days) ex flights
Milton's Cottage, Chalfont St Giles, Chilterns
Museum dedicated to the life and times of John Milton, from 3 - 5 admission price
Slindon Forge community shop & cafe, South Downs
Former forge in friendly & attractive Downland village, from 1.25 - 6.75 free admission
Surrey Hills wildlife centre nr Lingfield
See British wildlife close up in the Surrey Hills, from 7.60 - 10.50 admission price
Tilford Farming Museum, Surrey Hills
See rural history & culture come to life in the Surrey Hills, from 6 - 8.50 admission price
Ockley Seafood & Fish Restaurant, Surrey Hills
Ockley fish restaurant/pub serving delicious and varied menu, from 6.50 not applicable
West Dean gardens and college, South Downs
Visit award-winning Gardens or enjoy a creative short course, from 8.10 - 9 admission price
Bushcraft and wilderness skills courses in the Chilterns
Bushcraft and wilderness skills for all in the Chilterns, from 4 - 550 per course
Sea kayaking day tours in Beaulieu, New Forest
Enjoy Sea Kayaking in Hampshire & Dorset with experts, from 35 - 80 admission price
RSPB Pulborough Brooks, South Downs
Wonderful walks, wildlife watching, tasty tea and cake, from 1 - 7 admission price
Dover nature reserve, Kent Downs
Walks, wildlife and stunning views in White Cliffs County, from 0.01 - 0.20 free admission
Henley River & Rowing Museum, The Chilterns
Fun family friendly Museum in Henley on Thames, from 6.50 - 8.50 admission price
Capel-Le-Ferne pub, Kent Downs
Traditional pub on top of the White Cliffs, Kent Downs, from 5 - 8 per lunch
Swingfield Butterfly Centre, Kent Downs
Perfect family attraction- nurseries and butterfly centre, from 2 - 3 admission price
Pick your own fruit farm in Cookham
Pick Your Own fruit and veg and enjoy the farmed landscape, from 3 admission price
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust day tours, Cotswolds
Discover the wild Gloucestershire on your doorstep, from 24 free admission
Newark Park house & gardens, Cotswolds
Tudor hunting lodge later converted to fashionable home, from 6.90 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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