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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

  • 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.
  • 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. UK Electric Bike Tours and Hire

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    Sightseeing

    Biddenden, Ashford

    UK Electric Bike Tours run scheduled and bespoke electric bike tours in and around Kent. We also hire out electric bikes and help to advise you where to go and what to see.

  2. The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort

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    Theme Park

    Windsor

    The LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort is a unique family theme park where children aged 2 -12 can take to the road, soar through the skies and sail the seas in complete safety.

  3. Buckmore Park Kart Circuit

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Chatham

    Experience the thrills of high speed with sharp bends, head for Buckmore Park International kart circuit where Lewis Hamilton and many of Britain's Formula One drivers learned their trade. Buckmore Park offers karting for four to 80!

  4. Bluebell Railway

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    Steam Railway

    Uckfield

    The Bluebell Railway is a preserved country branch line, lovingly restored and maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers. The railway runs nostalgic steam trains through nine miles of Sussex countryside.

  5. Chessington World of Adventures Resort

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    Theme Park

    Chessington

    Explore Chessington: it’s a whole world of Wild Adventures all in one place. With exciting rides and rollercoasters, zoo, SEA LIFE centre and safari themed hotel Chessington really is Britain’s wildest adventure!

  6. Butser Ancient Farm

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    Farm

    Waterlooville

    Butser Ancient Farm, nestled within the Southdowns National Park, is a wonderful outdoor space showcasing Ancient Britain through experimental archaeology.

  7. 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.

  8. Claremont Landscape Garden

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    Historic Site

    Esher

    A playground for princesses

  9. Betteshanger Park

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Deal

  10. 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.

  11. Furzey Gardens

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    Garden

    Lyndhurst

    Set in Minstead this delightful, informal garden established in 1922 is renowned for its all year round beauty. The peaceful 10 acre woodland gardens include a lake, tea rooms, play area, bee and thatching display, cobb cottage and alpacas.

  12. Hawk Conservancy Trust

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    Animal Collection / Zoo

    Andover

    The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a visitor centre and conservation charity that works in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey.

  13. Sandham Memorial Chapel

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    Church / Chapel

    Burghclere

    This red-brick chapel was built in the 1920s for the artist, Stanley Spencer to fill with murals inspired by his experiences in the First World War. Influenced by Giotto's Arena Chapel in Padua, Spencer took five years to complete.

  14. The Vyne

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    Castles & Stately Homes

    Basingstoke

    he Vyne is a warm red-bricked Tudor mansion built in the 16th century for Lord Sandys, Henry VIII's Lord Chamberlain, which later passed into the hands of the Chute family, who cared for the house and estate for over 300 years. It was remodelled to...

  15. Hungerford Food Festival

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    Restaurant

    Hungerford

  16. West Green House Gardens

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    Garden

    Hartley Wintney

    West Green House Gardens is an historic garden with a contemporary twist.

  17. Winchester City Mill & Shop

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    Water Mill

    Winchester

    Winchester City Mill is a rare surviving example of an urban working corn mill, Winchester city mill is powered by the fast-flowing River Itchen, which can be seen passing underneath, thrilling our visitors. Rebuilt in 1743 on the site of a medieval...

  18. Stone Cross Garden Centre and woodland walk

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    Garden Centre

    Pevensey

    Stone Cross Garden Centre is an independent centre. We pride ourselves on having an extensive knowledge, a wide range of plants and everything you need to enjoy your garden. We have cultivated our ancient woodland to create a Woodland walk.

  19. Chiltern Open Air Museum

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    Museum

    CHALFONT ST. GILES

    Discover 2000 years of Chilterns history by exploring over 30 historic buildings that were the workplace or homes of ordinary people. Learn about traditional skills, farming, lifestyle and local history while taking in the beautiful scenery of the...

  20. 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...

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