Last minute breaks & holidays

Clearing bracken on a working holiday © John Millar

Clearing bracken on a working holiday

If you're looking for a last minute break, browse our vacancies below. These are holidays that still have spaces on them - starting very soon.

You can find more holidays to suit all tastes, when you search for a working holiday.

  • Gower short break

    Spaces available: 27-29 June 2014
    Holiday code: 14KSU201

    Assist us in making our family woodland fun day at Cwm Ivy an experience never to be forgotten. Bug hunts, animal homes, dens, and wild art are just an example of the activities that will be on offer for everyone to get involved in. After all the frivolities of the day before, spend an easy Sunday morning litter picking the beach before heading home.

  • South Lakeland countryside

    Spaces available: 31 May–7 June 2014
    Holiday code: 14JTZ342

    Would you like to be on the Lake District fells and join our rangers as part of the 'Fix the Fells' partnership to combat erosion? The work is strenuous  and  you'll need a high level of physical fitness to carry your equipment over challenging terrain to the worksite, then wild-camp on the fellside for three nights. Only natural facilities will be available on site, and the remaining nights will be spent at High Wray Bunkhouse.

  • Stackpole Estate short break

    Spaces available: 31 May–7 June 2014
    Holiday code: 14KTQ147

    Come and help us to restore the historic core of the Stackpole Estate. Learn traditional walling techniques and help us to rebuild the crumbling rose garden wall in Lodge Park woods. You'll also be treated to a guided tour of this fantastic estate and look out for otters in the lily ponds or relax on one of our stunning beaches.

  • Brecon Beacons short break

    Spaces available: 31 May–7 June 2014
    Holiday code: 14KTZ170

    Come and help maintain the Brecon Beacons. You'll learn the ancient technique of stone pitching footpaths and landscaping through eroded scars. Get involved in building a stone drain, a stone revetment wall or landscaping a peat bog area at Abergwesyn Beacons. The walk to the worksite can take up to one hour, uphill.

  • Arlington Court break

    Spaces available: 1-7 June 2014
    Holiday code: 14ATC178

    This is a working holiday with a difference, you'll work with Arlington Court rangers on various conservation projects and then spend two days and a night of bush craft. You’ll build a shelter to sleep in and cook on an open fire. The camping will be supervised by a bush craft expert and a kit list will be provided. There is no day off with this holiday.

  • Upper Wharfedale short break

    Spaces available: 7-12 June 2014
    Holiday code: 14GTC180

    Bring your mountain bike to Upper Wharfedale and experience the landscape of this year’s Tour de France while repairing stone drains on Buckden Pike. On your day off our trained Rangers will take you for an bike ride over the fells - please bring a reasonable quality mountain bike and kit, as you will be riding for four to five hours over bridleway terrain. The work takes place at an altitude of 500 metres, so bring warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear.

  • West Exmoor break

    Spaces available: 15-20 June 2014
    Holiday code: 14ATM192

    Spend four days with us on West Exmoor, enhancing this very important habitat through vegetation control, to benefit the High Brown and other fritillaries. You’ll also spend some time surveying the sites to assess the effectiveness of our previous work. The sites are steep and the work is demanding, please bring binoculars to spot the butterflies if you have them.

  • Wasdale break

    Spaces available: 28 June-5 July 2014
    Holiday code: 14JTN204

    Join our rangers as part of their ‘Fix the Fells’ partnership and help repair path erosion in the Western Lake District. You'll need a good level of fitness as you will be camping out for three nights on the Western fells, carrying your own equipment and supplies over challenging terrain. The remainder of the week is spent at the Wasdale Annexe Bunkhouse. Before booking please contact Steve Jolley on 019467 23463 or by e-mail.
    NB - You must provide your own high quality, portable camping equipment.