Places to visit and things to do in London and the South-East of England


Days out and places to see in London and the South East

Places to visit, things to do and days out in London and the South-East of England, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire and Surrey.  Search our site for places to visit  and things to do in London and the South-East.  as well as other locations in England Scotland and Wales.



Take a cycle tour of the magnificent city, visit Buckingham Palace, discover the secret London by bike, or join a great charity race and help raise money for a good cause.

Minima Yacht Club, in Kingston-upon-Thames, runs free taster sessions in sailing and canoeing for people who are interesting in joining the Club.

Pottery Making Events or Pottery Parties for families, groups, children’s birthday and hen/ stag dos.

Polypodphoto organise photography courses in Surrey and London and run ‘PhotoWalks’ in Britain’s historic towns and cities.

London Wetland Centre provides a haven for wildlife and people, close to the heart of London.  As well as a general programme of walks and talks at London Wetland Centre we also offer individual sessions to watch and learn about wildlife in a natural setting.


Children will love a visit to the Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens where they visit animals in their habitat and learn about how to be an animal keeper.

Walking and nature lovers can enjoy free walking routes or follow the trails of the Bisham Woods with their 83.7ha biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, notified in 1970,with a claim to be “the richest ancient woods in Berkshire”.

For those planning a more organised event, why not join one one of the many  tours of the Windsor Castle, Stonehenge or Bath.

Hall Place can offer horse riding for beginners to advanced. We have a superb selection of horses and ponies.  Junior and adult lessons are available daily for all abilities.  Our enthusiastic and dedicated team of qualified instructors ensure that lessons are informative and enjoyable.

Holme Grange Fishery is a fantastic 3 acre lake full of Carp to 36lb and Roach to 3lb.  Day tickets are available on the bank all year round. Night tickets can also be purchased but only through the shop not on the bank.


Buckinghamshire is home to beautiful stately homes such as Waddesdon Manor with its series of fascinating tours and talks.  On a sunny day you can take a free walk around Pepperboxes Wood and other free nature trails.

Oak Farm Animal Park is a Children’s Animal Working Farm and a great Family Day Out in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire near Hertfordshire.   Our farm is right on the edge of the county town of Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, also close to Hertfordshire and is a great family day out with fun to be had for all the family.

Grebe Canal Cruises operate 3 day self drive day hire boats and 2 wide beam hospitality boats. Grebe Canal Cruises operate a fleet of 3 self-drive day boats.

Big Rock Climbing Centre is an exciting all weather venue, open all year with activities suitable for the whole family!

The Ashridge Estate runs across the borders of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, along the main ridge of the Chiltern Hills.  Ideal for walks, cycling, and family days out.


Enjoy the breathtaking Arlington Bluebell Walk in April and May each year, go for free walks, and much more.

Superbly located in 500 acres of rolling Sussex downland, Mannings Heath has two championship courses at the forefront of ‘must play’ golf hot-spots in the UK. We want to wow you with our stunning golf courses and welcoming first-class hospitality. We offer golf breaks, corporate golf days and society days, as well as straightforward pay and play golf!

Have you ever dreamed of soaring like a bird?  Airworks can make that dream a reality. Paragliding and paramotoring can be enjoyed be people of any age – you can learn to paramotor in as few as six days or learn to paraglide in as few as ten.

Quality one-bedroom riverside apartments on private quayside with mahogany decked sun balcony. Superb views of passing yachts and birdlife.  Running self-catering holidays in Rye continuously since 1988.

Bo-Peep Farmhouse is a country B&B nestling in a small hamlet in a peaceful fold of the Sussex Downs.  Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, next to the South Downs Way, the location is hard to beat.


See the deer at the Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary, take a New Forest cycling tour with Biker’s Delight, or enjoy an outdoor walking expedition in beautiful natural surroundings.

If you are looking for a friendly golf club in Hampshire or just somewhere you can pay and play, Alton Golf Club is the perfect venue.

Nature and photography enthusiasts can join  Garden and Nature Photography Courses at the English Gardening School.

Visit the Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway or join one of their Strawberries & Steam evenings staged to celebrate the Hampshire Food Festival in July.


Isle of Wight

Join a tree climbing adventure with Goodleaf suitable for adults and kids alike. Gardeners can visit the Ryde House Nursery on the island and stock up on bedding plants and young vegetable plants. For adrenaline seekers, why not learn to paraglide with High Adventure?

The only dedicated tandem paragliding (and kitesurfing) bed and breakfast outfit in the UK. We offer accommodation for Flyers and Walkers. Organic B&B & Tipis!

Carisbrooke Castle is one of the main attractions on the Isle of Wight. The Castle is a great destination for a family day out exploring its history and beautiful gardens, or just having fun dressing up as Norman soldiers!

Mottistone Manor Garden on the Isle of Wight is an enchanting garden with shrub-filled banks, hidden pathways and colourful herbaceous borders, surrounding an attractive Elizabethan manor house.

Ryde House Nursery is a unique working plant nursery on the Isle of Wight, set within a beautiful walled garden. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are here to help and we offer an extensive range of plants.


Take your kids to meet the animals and learn how to be a farmer for a day at Farmer Gow’s, explore the local landscape on a free walk, or take a gardening course at the Waterperry Gardens.

Home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough, Blenheim Palace is the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site. Situated in Woodstock, just 8 miles from Oxford, Blenheim Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland, the great lake, and beautiful formal gardens, offering an unforgettable day out for all.

Oaktree Copse is a quiet comfortable B&B with open views 7 miles from Oxford.  This is a family B&B with 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms and an extra toilet. We try our best to make you comfortable with good quality mattresses.

Waterperry Gardens near Oxford has beautiful gardens to visit, a plants nursery, and the Waterperry’s Museum of Rural Life.  Also offering crafts and gardening courses.

Farmer Gow’s is traditional family fun, with opportunities to ‘Meet the Animals’ twice a day and take part in feeding and handling little lambs, kids and fluffy chicks.   Play Areas, Farm Shop, Tea Room & more.   All weather activities throughout the late winter months, both indoors and outside.   ‘Be a Farmer for a Day’ workshops for children aged 10 and over.


Come and enjoy an open air cinema event with Luna Cinema, showing classic films on big screens in beautiful locations in London, Kent, Dorset, Surrey and Sussex.

Skiff Hire is a rowing boat holiday on the River Thames for 2 to 11 people in the Victorian style in vintage Thames Skiffs with a tent sleeping on board or B&B for the night.

The Guildford Model Engineering Society is a friendly group of like-minded individuals that aims to encourage, develop, and provide facilities for the hobby of model engineering. It holds regular Public Open Days throughout the year, as well as a Model Steam Rally and Exhibition in July.

Polypodphoto organise photography courses in Surrey and London and run ‘PhotoWalks’ in Britain’s historic towns and cities.

Birdworld in Surrey is one of the largest bird parks in the country. It has beautiful gardens to explore, is home to the Jenny Wren Farm and Underwater World, and is located adjacent to the sister company, Forest Lodge Garden Centre. There is something for everyone on a day out at Birdworld!