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South East Things to Do

Whether visiting for a day, a week or a month, the South East 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 South East’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 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.

So what about the kids? The South East is also chock-a-block with possibilities 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.

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. Or if you prefer a slower pace, there are always the coastal resorts where you can spend a relaxing day on the beach.

If all that is still not enough to fill your well-earned leisure time, other ideas for days out in the South East include our great range of golf courses and celebrated breweries.

The Chapel Down Winery

The Chapel Down Winery

The Chapel Down Winery is home to the largest producer of English Wines. Visitors can visit our new Wine and Food Store where they will find the best...

The Chapel Down Winery

The Chapel Down Winery

The best wines in England available in the shop plus excellent local and regional...

Pevensey Castle

Pevensey Castle

A Roman fortress built in 4thC as a defence against Saxon pirates, includes fine...

Theatre Royal Margate

Theatre Royal Margate

The Theatre Royal, Addington Street Margate Kent, is perhaps southern England's most...

Brogdale Farm National Fruit Collection

Brogdale Farm National Fruit Collection

Brogdale Farm is home of the National Fruit Collections, the largest collections of...

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Hambledon Vineyard

Hambledon Vineyard

The oldest commercial vineyard in England, Hambledon is set to become one of the UK’s top sparkling wine producers. Aside from the onsite wine...