Maidstone Walking Festival

Maidstone Walking Festival

30th Sept - 2nd Oct

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If you are looking for a more active day out or holiday South East England,  take 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.The Countryside Code

We encouage you to enjoy the countryside at every opportunity, it is so good for our well being. However, whilst you are out and about remember to follow the Countryside Code.  RESPECT - PROTECT - ENJOY. This code contains advice for the public and landowners, making it easier for visitors to help respect, protect and enjoy the outdoors. 

Best outdoor activities in South East England

  • New Forest Activities, Beaulieu, Hampshire
    Bushcraft, Archery, Tag Archery and more.
  • Fishing Breaks Ltd, Test Valley, Hampshire
  • Fly fishing in a well stocked lake including tuition if required.
  • The Sculpture Park, Farnham, Surrey
    650 modern and contemporary sculptures displayed over ten acres.
  • Chiltern Open Air Museum, Buckinghamshire
    30 rescued and reconstructed historic buildings that were work places or homes of ordinary people

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. 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.

  2. UK Electric Bike Centre

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    Sightseeing

    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.

  3. Walmer Paddling Pool

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    Fun and Games

    DEAL

    Walmer Paddling Pool offers the chance for families to cool off and have fun.  This popular leisure facility is situated on Walmer seafont, next to the new Roman Landings Adventure Golf and is suitable for children aged 10 and under.

  4. Cowdray Golf Club

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    Golf Course

    MIDHURST

    Golf has been played on our beautiful course for well over a century. Membership is at the heart of the club, however we extend the warm welcome to all and have been a popular destination for visiting golfers for many years.

  5. Sea Lanes

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    Outdoor

    Brighton & Hove

    This autumn a brand new National Open Water Swimming Centre of Excellence will open in Brighton.   Located on Madeira Drive the Sea Lanes development will include a 50m outdoor swimming pool. The first stage of construction should be completed by…

  6. Bognor Regis East Beach

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    Beach

    Bognor Regis

  7. Didcot Railway Centre

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    Railway

    Didcot

    Living museum recreating the golden age of the Great Western Railway. Steam locomotives and trains, Brunel's broad gauge railway, engine shed and small relics museum.

  8. Strawberry Hill House & Garden

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    Historic House / Palace

    Twickenham

    Visiting Strawberry Hill is a truly theatrical experience, with a unique collection of renaissance painted glass and magnificently restored interiors.

  9. Carisbrooke Castle

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    Castle / Fort

    Newport

    Visit Carisbrooke Castle and enjoy over 800 years of history!

  10. Romsey Abbey

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    Abbey / Priory

    Romsey

    Romsey Abbey is situated in the centre of Romsey and is the largest Parish Church in Hampshire. It’s home to a number of treasures, open daily and fully accessible. You will receive a warm welcome from the Abbey Stewards. Self-guiding leaflets and…

  11. 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.

  12. Waddesdon Manor

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    Historic House / Palace

    Aylesbury

    This National Trust property houses the Rothschild Collection of art treasures and wine cellars. It also features spectacular grounds with an aviary, parterre and woodland playground, licensed restaurants, gift and wine shops.

  13. West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

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    Arts Centre

    Chichester

    West Dean College is the home of expert teaching in an inspirational setting, with an award-winning garden, a host of garden events and an excellent gardens restaurant. Nestling in the South Downs National Park, close to Chichester in West Sussex.

  14. Mannings Heath Wine Estate

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    Vineyard

    Horsham

    With the collaboration of wine and golf, we are aiming to attract visitors for wine visiting, fine food experiences, with a challenging experience for golfers.

  15. New Forest Activities

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    Sports Ground

    Beaulieu

    New Forest Activities is a one-stop shop for booking activities and discovering what there is to do in The New Forest National Park. Based on Beaulieu High Street, the New Forest Activities Booking Centre specialised in providing information about…

  16. Balfour Winery

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    Vineyard

    Tonbridge

    Tours at Hush Heath take guests through the magical countryside of the Garden of England, the vineyards, ancient oak woodlands, apple orchards and meadows of our 400 acre family estate.

  17. Newbury Racecourse

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    Sports Ground

    Newbury

    Newbury Racecourse is one of the most famous and prestigious horseracing venues in the UK, providing world class racing all-year-round and excellent facilities for conferences and events.

  18. 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.

  19. Springvale Beach

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    Beach

    Seaview

    Springvale Beach stretches from Puckpool to Seaview on the north coast of the Isle of Wight and is made up of a mixture of shingle and sand.

  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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