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
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
Mushroom walks in Sussex
Mushroom walks in the wilds of Sussex , from 18 - 40 per half 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
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
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
Oxfordshire & Cotswolds guided day walks
Guided walks through beautiful scenery and lovely villages, from 100 - 150 per tour (1 day)
Horse drawn narrow boat rides on the River Wey, Surrey Hills
Horse-drawn narrow boat trips along the beautiful river Wey, from 7 - 8 per tour
Traditional skills courses in Plumpton, High Weald
Countryside, Rural, Forestry Skills and Woodland Management, from 75 - 425 per course
Farm Visits near Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experience the life of a shepherd for a day or evening, from 35 - 175 per tour
Bushcraft courses in Marlborough, Savernake forest
Bushcraft courses at excellent value in Marlbourgh, Wilts, from 150 - 200 per course (2 days)
Farncombe narrow boat cruises in Surrey
Explore the river Wey by narrowboat, rowboat or canoe, from 10 - 250 per day (1 day)
Henley river cruises on the Thames, Oxfordshire
Cruise along the Royal River Thames in style and comfort, from 8.50 per ticket
Dursley horse riding centre, Cotswolds
Horse Riding - lessons, hacks & activity days, from 12 - 46 not applicable
Cotswolds bicycle hire
Cycle hire in the heart of the Cotswolds, from 9 - 14 per day (1 day)
Electric bike hire shop, Painswick, Cotswolds
Electric assist bikes make cycling the Cotswolds easy, from 10 1 hour
Cidermaker in Kintbury, Berkshire
Cidermaker in Kintbury, from 2.50 - 50 not applicable
Cookham coaching inn Berkshire
Delectable dining in the oldest coaching inn in England, from 20 - 40 per lunch
Woodchester Mansion in the Cotswolds
Unfinished Architectural Masterpiece in Fabulous Parkland, from 5.50 - 6.50 admission price
Beaconsfield model village in the Chilterns
Explore the world's oldest model village in Beaconsfield, from 5.50 - 9.50 admission price
Dover nature reserve, Kent Downs
Walks, wildlife and stunning views in White Cliffs County, from 0.01 - 0.20 free admission
Elham Beauty Treatments, Kent Downs, England
Aromatherapy, reflexology & beauty treatments in the Kent D, from 20 - 40 per treatment
New Forest nature & culture minibus tours
Minibus guided tours of the New Forest, half or full days, from 15 - 60 not applicable
St Margaret's Bay museum Kent Downs
museum of local history situated in organic parkland, from 0 free admission
Surrey Hills Shop & Deli, Peaslake
Peaslake's must go deli to grab some lunch, from 1 - 10 per lunch
Surrey Hills parkland, Reigate
House and grounds by Capability Brown in the Surrey Hills, from 4 - 5 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 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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