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
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
Sussex cycling day tours
Get off the beaten track and explore Sussex by bicycle , 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)
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
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)
New Forest pub near Beaulieu
Local ales, good food, cosy fires and friendly staff, from 4.95 - 18.95 not applicable
Chilham farm shop & plant centre, Kent Downs
Local gourmet produce and plants in Chilham, from 0.10 - 100 free admission
Capel-Le-Ferne pub, Kent Downs
Traditional pub on top of the White Cliffs, Kent Downs, from 5 - 8 per lunch
Country Inn near the Cotswold Way
Country Inn on the Cotswold way, from 49.95 - 80 per accommodation per night
Kent Downs cross country horse riding
Excellent hacking with views of the English Channel and Kent Downs coast, from 13 - 32 per ride
Berkshire activity days in the Lambourne Downs
A tour of a racehorse yard and gallops with the trainer., from 75 - 750 admission price
Henley River & Rowing Museum, The Chilterns
Fun family friendly Museum in Henley on Thames, from 6.50 - 8.50 admission price
Hungerford Newtown village pub in Berkshire
Lovely country community-run pub near J14 of the M4, from 10 - 15
Hucking country pub, nr Maidstone, Kent
Beautiful Traditional Country Pub in the Kent Downs, from 8 - 15 per lunch
Seaside pub and restaurant in St Margarets Bay, Kent Downs
Scrumptious meals enjoyed on the sea front in the Kent Downs, from 7.50 - 9.50 per lunch
Canoeing tours in New Forest, Beaulieu
Easy and fun canoeing tours in the New Forest., from 22 - 70 admission price
Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes
Britain's best Bronze Age archaeology museum set in Devizes, from 4 - 5 admission price
Historical Marlborough house tours, Wiltshire
Guided tours of restored 17th century silk merchant's house, from 1 - 6 per tour
National arboretum, Westonbirt, Cotswolds
World famous tree collection and heritage landscape, from 5 - 9 admission price
Archery lessons in New Forest, Beaulieu
Enjoy a fun archery session in the New Forest, from 15 - 30 per course
Hurst Castle day visit, edge of New Forest
Henry Vlll castle & prison of Charles l, lighthouse & cafe, from 2.50 - 4.20 (1/2 day) per day (1 day)
New Forest Tide Mill museum
One of the only Tide Mills in the world milliing flour daily, from 1.90 - 3.20 admission price
Tring country pub, The Chilterns
Enjoy home-cooked food & local beer in the centre of Tring, from 9.50 - 10.95 per lunch
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust day tours, Cotswolds
Discover the wild Gloucestershire on your doorstep., from 24 free admission
Jane Austen literary tours in Hampshire
Visit Jane Austen's birthplace in Hampshire , from 80 per day (1 day)

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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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