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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.
  • 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

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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 Centre, Vineyard tours on an electric bike

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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.

  2. Haysden Country Park

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    Fishing

    Tonbridge

    This 165 acre Country Park owes much of it character to the Haysden and Barden Lakes and the River Medway. Nature and Historical Trails, Sailing Club, fishing (day tickets available) toilets, children's play area, and refreshment service.

  3. Kentish Lady

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    Boat Tours

    MAIDSTONE

    The Kentish Lady River boat is synonymous with Maidstone and is one of Kent’s premier excursion providers for groups and individuals, between Spring and Autumn we provide a unique experience of the Upper River Medway, we also offer self-drive hire…

  4. Kent Life Heritage Farm Park

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    Farm

    MAIDSTONE

    History and family fun sit side by side. Explore the Oast House, gardens and period homes whilst children burn off energy in the play areas, take a fun farm ride, or visit the animals in the farmyard.

  5. Go Ape Alice Holt

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    Climbing / High Ropes

    Farnham

    Just 4 miles south of Farnham, and close to Guildford, you can find us in Alice Holt Forest, Surrey. We're just off the A325 - at a place called Bucks Horn Oak. Go Ape at Alice Holt boasts three high ropes experiences.

  6. Go Ape Moors Valley

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    Climbing / High Ropes

    Ringwood

    Located 10 miles north of Bournemouth and 5 miles west of Ringwood, you can find us in Moors Valley Country Park. We're just off Horton Road - near to the New Forest. Go Ape Moors Valley hosts five action-packed adventures.

  7. Go Ape Wendover

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    Climbing / High Ropes

    Aston Clinton, Aylesbury

    South of Aylesbury, you can find us in the heart of Wendover Woods. We're just off the B4009. Whether you're looking for things to do nearby with the kids or a day out with friends our two Treetop experiences have adventure covered.

  8. Marina St Leonards Beach

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    Beach

    St Leonards-On-Sea

    Marina St Leonards Beach

  9. Knockhatch Adventure Park

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Hailsham

    Exciting family rides
    Amazing indoor & outdoor play
    Zoo, Daily Owl Displays & much more!

  10. See Southampton

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    Walking

    Southampton

  11. The Surrey Explorer

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    Road Cycling

    Guildford

    All inclusive guided bike tours of the Surrey Hills, only 35 minutes by train from central London. Bikes, helmets and tour guide are provided. You can see so much more by bike: hidden villages and woodlands; points of interest; incredible views; and…

  12. Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

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    Beach

    Littlehampton

    Littlehampton - Coastguard Station Beach

  13. Adventure Play - At Great Windsor Park

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    Adventure Park / Playground

    Englefield Green, Egham

    Adventure Play is a unique, hand-crafted adventure playground at Windsor Great Park. Hidden within the woodland next to The Savill Garden, you’ll discover a fascinating world of walkways, slides, sculptures and treehouses.
    Find out more at www…

  14. 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.

  15. Wellington Country Park

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    Country / Royal Park

    Riseley, Reading

    Wellington Country Park, ‘The Biggest Outdoor play in Berkshire’, was established in 1974 by the Eighth Duke and Duchess of Wellington. Set in 350 acres of beautiful parklands off the A33 between Basingstoke and Reading, Wellington Country Park…

  16. 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.

  17. Longdown Activity Farm

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    Wildlife

    Southampton

    There’s farming fun for everyone at Longdown Activity Farm with a fabulous daily schedule of animal activities including bottle-feeding kid goats and calves, as well as the Animal Encounter Barn. There are so many exciting play areas too, including…

  18. 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.…

  19. Leonardslee Gardens

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    Countryside, Parks & Gardens

    Horsham

    One of the finest gardens in Britain, Leonardslee will reopen to the public in March 2018. The Grade 2 listed Italianate style ropery will house dining facilities and become a local attraction for wedding groups and events.

  20. Aldingbourne Country Centre

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    Parkland / Woodland Garden

    CHICHESTER

    The Aldingbourne Country Centre is a ‘Great day out’ in West Sussex.

    Visit their open farm, woodland walk, castle playground, maze, sand & water play area, ride on tractors, and indoor soft play. With their own onsite café, they also have a…