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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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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.

Fun For The Kids

The South East is also chock-a-block with things to do 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 southeast of England, 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.

South Foreland Lighthouse, St Margaret's Bay

South Foreland Lighthouse

A striking landmark on the White Cliffs of Dover, this historic building was the site of Faraday's work in pioneering the use of electricity in...

South Foreland Lighthouse, St Margaret's Bay

South Foreland Lighthouse

South Foreland Lighthouse is the highlight of the White Cliffs. Steeped in history....

Thames Path National Trail

Thames Path National Trail

On its way the Trail passes through peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife,...

Limpsfield Common

Limpsfield Common

Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep Limpsfield...

A modernist icon for contemporary arts on the south coast of England

De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion is a Grade 1 listed Modernist icon for contemporary arts on...

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Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs Racecourse

Epsom Downs racecourse, just 30 minutes outside Central London is a spectacular location overlooking the stunning North Downs on one side and the...