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South East Things to Do

Whether visiting for a day, a week or a month, the South of England boasts a plethora of some of the best tourist attractions and outdoor pursuits to be had anywhere in the UK. Come rain or shine, there are endless options when you’re looking for fun things to do in the South East. We are never short of ideas for absorbing days out that are guaranteed to satisfy every member of the family.

Top Days Out

For thoughtful days out, delve into the southern England's rich legacy by visiting one of the many historic houses, impressive forts and castles and inspiring churches and cathedrals – a perfect setting for a romantic escape, and in some of them you can even stay the night. For a tasteful experience, drop in on one of our fine breweries or vineyards for a glass or two (be sure to leave the car at home) or splash the cash on a spot of retail therapy at one of the area’s tempting shopping centes.

Things to do this weekend

Looking for things to do today or at the weekend? Many of our listed attractions are open all year round so simply click on one of the categories linked to on this page or do a search for your location using the form on the left of this page. Opening times and contact details mean you can check before you travel and enjoy a stress free day out. For a closer look at some of the best things to do and places to visit in the south, check out our videos page. 

Fun For The Kids

Find things to do in South England for a great day out with the family. With some of the best theme parks in England, as well as fascinating zoos and wildlife parks and intriguing museums, the opportunities for amusing your kids are endless. Why not take a look at our Family Fun packed with great ideas for fun days out with the family or see our dog friendly guide to the South East.

South Coast

If you want to get out and about and discover even more things to do in the south, have a look at the range of guided tours or walking tours. If coastal beauty is what you're after, our things to do on the South Coast section has plenty of ideas from seaside activities to days out on award winning blue flag beaches.

Sports

If all that is still not enough to fill your well-earned leisure time, ideas for active days out in the South East include our great range of golf courses, cycling and watersports. The South East is also home to some of the country's finest racecourses.

Passies Pond

Passies Pond

Stocked with Tench, Roach, Perch and Carp, the Passies Ponds fishing lakes at Coombes farm offer coarse fishing to people of all ages and abilities;...

Passies Pond

Passies Pond

Passies Pond is a day ticket fishery with a second lake for matches. Corporate...

alfriston clergy house,national trust,sussex

Alfriston Clergy House

The Clergy House is remarkable as an ordinary house surviving from the 14th century...

Sheffield Park Garden

Sheffield Park Garden

A magnificent landscaped garden laid out in the 18 century by 'capability' Brown and...

Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection

Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection

Historic house and garden, home of Gilbert White, author of 'The Natural History of...

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Bombay Sapphire

Bombay Sapphire

Explore the Bombay Sapphire Distillery on your own terms, in your own time. The Self-Discovery Experience showcases the very best of Bombay Sapphire...