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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. Holmwood Common

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    Natural Feature

    Dorking

    Ancient common once owned by King Harold and William the Conqueror

    Holmwood Common is at the heart of the local community and is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by all. It’s just off the A24 (south of Dorking), so why not break a car...

  2. Limpsfield Common

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    Natural Feature

    Oxted

    Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep
    Limpsfield Common was used by commoners for grazing their animals and collecting stone and firewood. Now, with its extensive network of footpaths and bridleways through patches of...

  3. Fairytale Farm

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Chipping Norton, Chipping Norton

    Children will love Fairytale Farm just outside Chipping Norton - a sensory and learning wonderland for all the family. With our exciting adventure playground, an enchanted walk with a surprise around every corner and a chance to meet our amazing...

  4. Edenbridge & Oxted Agricultural Show

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    Farm

    Lingfield

    Annual Bank Holiday weekend massive community 140 acre Show with animals, six competition rings, gardening advice, craft & horticultural marquees, activities, rides, livestock, historic vehicle & country sport sections, and so much more.

  5. Go Ape at Alice Holt Forest

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Farnham

    Days out at Go Ape are about living life more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan

  6. Rathfinny Wine Estate

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    Vineyard

    Polegate

    Rathfinny Wine Estate was established in 2010 near Alfriston in the South Downs of Sussex, one of England’s exceptional natural landscapes, with the express intention of producing some of the world’s best sparkling wine.

    Access to the Estate is by

  7. Cissbury Ring

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    Historic Site

    Worthing

    The most historic hill on the South Downs Cissbury Ring, just north of the coastal town of Worthing, is one of the jewels in the crown of the new South Downs National Park. It's the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over...

  8. Harbour Park

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Littlehampton

    Home to the sea, beach, riverside, picnic greens and buckets of laughs. A must do for any family planning a fun day out!

  9. Hungerford Food Festival

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    Restaurant

    Hungerford

  10. Association of Tourist Attractions in Kent

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    Sightseeing

    Canterbury

    The best and widest selection of days out in Kent.
    Ideas and inspiration including events. Explore enchanting gardens, mysterious castles and historic houses. Animal parks, steam trains, maritime heritage and plenty ‘off the beaten track...

  11. Ibsley & Rockford Common

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    Natural Feature

    Rockford, Ringwood

    The New Forest commons of Rockford and Ibsley are beautiful areas of wilderness to explore for retreat and adventure. This self-guided trail, starting out at Rockford, takes you through unique landscapes of woodland, heathland, mire and grassland,...

  12. Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

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    Beach

    Littlehampton

    Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

  13. Solent & Wightline Cruises Ltd

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    Boat Trip

    Cowes

    We offer a choice of cruises to suit everyone. Cruises most days, ranging from 25 minutes Cowes Harbour Sightseeing to full day landing cruises to Portsmouth.

  14. Hydon's Ball and Heath

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    Natural Feature

    Godalming

  15. Rural Life Centre

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    Museum

    Farnham

    The Rural Life Centre is a museum of past village life covering the years from 1750 to 1960. It is set in over ten acres of garden and woodland and housed in purpose-built and reconstructed buildings including a chapel, village hall, cricket...

  16. Isle of Wight Steam Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Ryde

    Inspiring, Surprising and Award-Winning … Equally appealing to adults and families, your visit to The Isle of Wight Steam Railway will charm, engage and captivate, leaving you with some lasting memories of a special day out.

  17. Ashford & Tenterden Tourism Association

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    Sightseeing

    Ashford

    Ashford & Tenterden Tourism Association (ATTA) is a fully constituted membership organisation that exists to raise the profile of tourism in the Ashford Borough and represents the interests of all tourism businesses.

  18. Leysdown Beach

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    Beach

    Sheerness


    Leysdown is a beach located at the eastern end of the Isle of Sheppey on the north Kent coast.

  19. In FIne Spirits

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    Cycle/Vehicle Hire

    Wantage

  20. Slindon Estate - National Trust

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    Nature Reserve

    Arundel

    Enjoy wonderful woodland walks, a quintessential Sussex village and spectacular views of the South Downs and the coastline from the Slindon Estate.