The UK's short break market is booming and with so much on offer in England's sunny South East, it's easy to see why.
We all need time out – whether it’s standing on a cliff-top, gazing at a beautiful garden or delving into the past lives of our literary and military heroes. This area of rich contrasts and exciting history, aptly named the Beautiful South, is sure to supply you with enough ideas to last a lifetime.
For a start, the constantly changing seasonal gardens of South East England offer a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, as do our iconic natural landscapes such as the South Downs or the New Forest, location of some of the most popular days out in the UK.
The region is a cultural magnet too. Some of the English language’s most celebrated authors, comedians, musicians and actors have called South East England home as some point in their lives. The houses and towns connected with the likes of Charles Dickens, Jane Austen and Kenneth Grahame collectively provide pages and pages of good day out ideas.
History & Heritage
Short Break Accommodation
Whether you're looking for a budget hotel, five star luxury, cosy B&B or perhaps a scenic campsite, our accommodation section has hundreds of listings conveniently listed for each county in South East England, many of which show current availability where you can book online.
Ideas For Cheap Short Breaks
An extensive list of attractions and events will add flavour to any holiday and allow you to build an itinerary as you go. Our themed landing pages allow you to browse activity ideas that suit your taste or use the search functionality to see attractions closest to where you're staying. Or check out our videos page to be inspired.
Featuring more than a thousand upcoming events at any one time, you'll be spoilt for choice with seasonal entertainment, many of which offer free entry.
Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them...
This Gallery is dedicated to the life and work of Sir Stanley Spencer RA (1891-1959)...
A visit to Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world...
Walk along the sand dunes and learn about the wooded area with a fascinating history...