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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.

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

Home of the renowned collections of Denys Eyre Bower. Set in 35 acres of woodland, lake and formal gardens, this beautiful house, dating back to the...

Chiddingstone Castle

Chiddingstone Castle

Home of the collections of Denys Eyre Bower: Japanese, Egyptian, Stuart and Buddhist...

The Homewood

The Homewood

Come visit this well-preserved 20th-century Modernist house and garden.

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Sissinghurst Castle Garden

Famous, stunning gardens set in the remains of a large Elizabethan house amidst the...

Assembly Hall

The largest of the town’s entertainment venues, hosting live bands; Worthing...

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Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur attraction just over the sea wall in Sandown where in a spectacularly shaped building...