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
Sussex cycling day tours
Get off the beaten track and explore Sussex by bicycle , 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
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
Canoeing day tours in Sussex
Explore Sussex's rivers by Canadian Canoe, from 25 - 60 per half day
Cotswolds hedgelaying rural skills course
Practical, hands-on hedgelaying course set in the Cotswolds, from 109 per course (2 days)
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
Historic Inn in Wye, Kent
Charming 17th Century Inn situated in the Kent Downs, from 7.95 - 10.95 per lunch
Fordingbridge walks with picnics, New Forest
Guided Walks and Gourmet Picnics in the New Forest, from 8 - 16 per tour
The Beach Bus, public bus service in the New Forest
Summer bus service to the New Forest's coastline, from 3 - 15 per day (1 day)
Bushcraft and wilderness skills courses in the Chilterns
Bushcraft and wilderness skills for all in the Chilterns, from 4 - 550 per course
Marwell Zoo near Winchester, South Downs National Park
140 acres, 170 fascinating species: feel good and do good, from 9.99 - 18 admission price
New Forest Tide Mill museum
One of the only Tide Mills in the world milliing flour daily, from 1.90 - 3.20 admission price
River Rother boat trips, Newenden, Kent
Ferry to Bodiam Castle, boat charter, rowing, kayaking, cafe, from 5 - 25 admission price
Godmersham Park Heritage Centre, Kent Downs
Museum for the Parishes of Godmersham and Crundale, from 2.50 - 5 admission price
Milford restaurant and tea rooms, Surrey Hills
Delicious food and a working family run farm in the Surrey Hills, from 2.50 - 12.50 per lunch
Restaurant & cafe in Stonor Village, Chilterns
Pub, restaurant, cafe & farm shop in the Chilterns aonb, from 0 free admission
Stonor Park gardens in the Chilterns
A family home set in the Chiltern Hills, from 4 - 8 admission price
Brewery tours in West Berkshire
Tours of family run independent Berkshire brewery, from 12.50 - 17.50 per tour
Slieve Gullion, Cultural Activity Centre, Ring of Gullion
Cultural activity centre in the heart of the Ring of Gullion, from 1 - 100 free admission
Henley-on-Thames brewery in the Chilterns
Discover the art of brewing beer in historic Henley-on-Thames, from 2.25 - 60 not applicable
Surrey horse riding school nr Cranleigh
Learn to ride and explore the Surrey Hills on ex racehorses, from 30 - 385 per ride
Sussex cycle hire & guided tours
A professionally lead cycle tour around the South Downs, from 70 per overnight tour
Surrey Hills sculpture park, Churt
Sculptures amidst natural woodland in the Surrey Hills, from 3 - 6 admission price
Great Missenden cycle hire the Chilterns
Bicycle rentals, repairs & cycle schools in Buckinghamshire, from 30 - 300 not applicable
Family activity centre in Llyn AONB, North Wales
Go karts; wakeboarding; quads; archery; soft play; bowling, from 6 - 30 free admission

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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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