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Do you want to be more active during your trip to South East England this year? Then have a look at the exciting range of organised activities to be enjoyed in the great outdoors.

If you’re looking for an active break, then the great range of walks and places to cycle in South East England offer great ways to explore the region and beautiful places cars just can't get to. If something more sedate is more to your liking, consider one of our guided tour operators instead.

There are plenty of outdoor activities for kids and even some great ideas for days out catching Pokémon for children glued to their phones. Alternatively, get outside and enjoy the recreational activities of watersports or a boat trip.

Best outdoor activities in South East England

  • Go Ape, 9 locations in South East England
    Outdoor adventure rope courses at forest locations.
  • New Forest Activities, Beaulieu, Hampshire
    Bushcraft, Archery, Tag Archery and more.
  • Betteshanger Park, near Dover, Kent
    Traffic free road and off-road cycling, an awesome childrens' play areas.
  • Buckmore Park, Chatham, Kent
    One of the UK's best karting venues, great for families, birthdays or corporate events.
  • Ultimate Driving at Goodwood, Chichester, Sussex
    Experience the thrill of performance engines either on the circuit or woodland trails.
  • Wild Wood Adventure, Guildford, Surrey
    An adrenaline junkies playground with zip wires, rope bridges and wobbly crossings.
  • Finest Hour Flying Experiences, Bicester, Oxfordshire
    Aerobatic flying experiences in a fleet of immaculately-restored aeroplanes.
  • Adventure 001 Experiences, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire 
    Flights and clay pigeon shooting at various locations.
  • Fishing Breaks Ltd, Test Valley, Hampshire
    Fly fishing in a well stocked lake including tuition if required.

List of outdoor activities near me

From serious hikers and leisure walkers to families seeking an active holiday and couples just wanting to get away from it all, the comprehensive range of self-led or guided walking holidays and tour operators based in South East England can offer something for everyone.

It’s also great if you’re looking for activities near London – in fact it’s where many Londoners come to get away from it all. Select the 'Map View' button below to see what's near you.

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  1. Leith Hill & Tower

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    Viewpoint

    Dorking

    Step out and discover our network of footpaths. There are so many to choose, from shorter routes to the Greensand Way, which follows the Greensand Ridge along the Surrey Hills and crosses Leith Hill. Most of our paths are clearly marked, but an...

  2. Tilgate Park and Nature Centre

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    Type:

    Picnic Site

    Crawley

    Beautiful parkland surrounds the Nature Centre with its rare animals, ornamental walled garden, Shire stables and craft units. A public golf centre adjoins.

  3. Walk Awhile

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    Type:

    Walking Tour

    Faversham

    Self- led or guided walking holidays in Southern England available all year round for hikers of all abilities. Discover hidden Kent, its people and their history. Luggage transfer, packed lunches, maps and tracker support provided. Walkers stay in...

  4. Claremont Landscape Garden

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    Type:

    Historic Site

    Esher

    A playground for princesses

  5. Monkey Haven

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    Type:

    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Newport

    Since acquiring charitable status in 2013, there’s never been a better time to visit the Island’s Gold award-winning Owl & Monkey Haven.

  6. Stansted Park

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    Type:

    Historic House / Palace

    Stansted Park is home to stunning weddings, forest walks, afternoon teas and some of the best events in the south! Visit the Mansion for a real sense of a bygone era.

  7. Winkworth Arboretum

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    Type:

    Garden

    Godalming

    Established in the twentieth century, this hillside arboretum has now been maintained by the National Trust for 60 years and has built up a collection of more than 1,000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare.

  8. St Helens Duver and Priory Woods

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    Type:

    Natural Feature

    St Helens

    Walk along the sand dunes and learn about the wooded area with a fascinating history and great coastal views.

  9. Arundel Wetland Centre

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    Nature Reserve

    ARUNDEL

    WWT Arundel Wetland Centre is a 65-acre reserve in an idyllic setting, nestled at the base of the South Downs National Park.

  10. Action Watersports

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    Activity Organiser

    Romney Marsh

    Action Watersports is a family run Watersports centre. All the staff are passionate about these exhilarating Watersports
    We love sharing our devotion and knowledge with our guests and making you have the best and most memorable experience possible....

  11. Morden Hall Park

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    Natural Feature

    Morden

    A park at the heart of the community

    Morden Hall Park is green oasis in the city, giving you a taste of a country estate with a glimpse of its agricultural and industrial history.

    This tranquil former deer park is one of the few remaining...

  12. VisitOxfordTours.com

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    Type:

    Walking Tour

    Oxford

    I Love Oxford Tours runs a variety of sightseeing guided tours plus social events and activities in Oxford city. These include general guided walking tours plus themed tours, each of which has its own respective websites (see above). This includes a

  13. Pelham Beach

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    Beach

    Hastings


    Hastings' main beach backs right onto the seafront of this established seaside resort town so you are never far away from the town's facilities and attractions.

  14. Cliveden

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    Type:

    Formal Garden

    Maidenhead

    Glorious gardens overlooking the River Thames

    Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone age.

    Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls and royalty as...

  15. West Dean Gardens

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    Garden

    Chichester

    Nestled at the foot of the South Downs just 6 miles north of Chichester, West Dean Gardens is one of the greatest restored English gardens open to the public today.

  16. Frensham Little Pond

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    Historic Site

    Farnham

    Bishops fish pond amidst stunning heathland and abundant wildlife

    Frensham Little Pond and Great Pond were originally created in the 13th century, to supply fish to the Bishop of Winchester and his court, whilst visiting Farnham Castle. Today the...

  17. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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    Botanic Garden

    Richmond

    Come wander the 4.5 acres of gardens under glass, admire the unique landscapes and lose yourself in 250 years of history at this famous botanic garden.

  18. French Brothers Boat Trips

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    Boat Trip

    Old Windsor, Windsor

    Large range of public trips on weather-proof vessels from Windsor, Runnymede and Maidenhead.

  19. Saltdean Beach

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    Beach

    Brighton

    Saltdean beach is shingle between rock groynes backed by high chalk cliffs and at low tide, you have rock pools to explore. Located approximately 5 miles to the East of Brighton.

  20. Passies Pond

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    Fishing

    Lancing

    Passies Pond is a day ticket fishery with a second lake for matches. Corporate days and junior teachings. We have been awarded centre of excellence status by the angling trades association for juniors.