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Drusillas Park

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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. 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.

Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

It first opened in 1972 to raise money for the local primary school and then towards building the new Arlington Village Hall. Over the years it has...

Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

Arlington Bluebell Walk & Farm Trail

Enjoy vistas of bluebells in 23 acres of ancient woodland. Walks and trails through...

Royal Military Canal

Royal Military Canal

The scenic route this canal takes is perfect for walking and cycling. Dug by hand...

Monk's House

Monk's House

Open 2 April to 29 October: Weds & Sats 2:00 - 5:30pm A small weather-boarded...

Maison Dieu

Maison Dieu

An early 16thC timber-framed building incorporating fragments of a 13thC hospital...

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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...