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Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

Hampshire

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.

Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne: The Aspinall Wild Animal Experience, in Kent, is home to over 500 rare and endangered animals including Przewalski horses, Siberian...

Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, set in 600 acres, has something for everyone, whether...

Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and home to the Duke of Marlborough, Blenheim...

Parham House & Gardens

Parham House & Gardens

Set in the heart of an ancient deer park, Parham House and Gardens is situated below...

Go Ape

Go Ape at Tilgate

Go Ape is all about getting out in the open, having fun and being more adventurous....

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Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace

Receive a warm welcome into the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Wonder at this...