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
Nordic walking in the Surrey Hills
Nordic Walking in the Surrey countryside, from 5 - 50 per course
New Forest activities, archery and medieval skills
New forest fun: Archery lessons, Crossbows & Axe Throwing, from 15 - 25 per course
Walking day tours in Sussex
Get off the beaten track & explore the landscapes of Sussex by foot, from 15 - 40 per half 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
Mountain biking day tours in Sussex
Explore the South Downs National Park by mountain bike, from 20 - 60 per half day
Family activity days in Sussex
Family multi activity day outings in Sussex, from 18 - 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
Littlehampton mountain bike hire & tours, South Downs
One way bike hire rental for South Down's Way, from 25 - 75 per day (1 day)
National Trust Woolbeding Gardens, South Downs
Masterpiece gardens with boarders, landscape and follies, from 3 - 18 admission price
Wilton Windmill near Marlborough, Wiltshire
Tours of the only working windmill in the south-west, from 2.50 - 4 per tour
East Grinstead furniture making course
This course will focus on producing a beautiful stool, from 245 per course (3 days)
Guided walking day tours in Wiltshire
Expertly guided walks through spectacular landscapes, from 10 per tour
Arundel waterside garden & bistro, South Downs
River boat hire with tearooms & bistro on the River Arun, from 35 - 45 1 hour
Sussex foraging, bushcraft and plant craft workshops
Foraging, wild basketry and pottery, bushcraft and Willow, from 6 - 110 free admission
Historic Roman villa, South Downs
Roman Villa with longest mosaic, Pulborough South Downs, from 3.50 - 5 admission price
Kingston art workshops Kent Downs
Bespoke art, school & community art projects in Kingston, from 65 per course
Rolvenden woodland craft courses, Kent
Celebrate the beauty of wood with woodland craft courses, from 40 - 240 per course
Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Discover the fascinating history of England's oldest borough, from 0 free admission
Surrey Hills locally sourced pub in Horley, Surrey Hills
Pub serving a locally sourced, seasonal menu and local ales in rural Surrey, from 5 - 15 per lunch
Beachy Head countryside centre & shop, South Downs
Visitors centre ideal for exploring the stunning coastline, from 0 free admission
Bourton House Garden in the Cotswolds
Outstanding award-winning garden in the North Cotswolds, from 6 admission price
Winery and Brewery in the Chilterns
Royally appointed brewery and winery in the heart of the Chilterns, from 15 per 2 hours - 1 day
Cotswolds art gallery near Witney
Lively venue featuring art, craft and design with workshops, from 0 - 140 admission price
Sea kayaking day tours in Beaulieu, New Forest
Enjoy Sea Kayaking in Hampshire & Dorset with experts, from 35 - 80 admission price
New Forest National Park bus tour
Open top bus experience in the New Forest National Park, from 7 - 34 per day (1 day)
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)

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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 29 - 39 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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