Last minute breaks & holidays

Make new friends and learn a different skill on a working holiday © National Trust

Make new friends and learn a different skill 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.

  • West Exmoor

    Spaces available: 26 September-2 October 2015
    Holiday code: 15ATQ193

    Enjoy three days footpath maintenance and two days walking amongst West Exmoor’s spectacular hills. You'll be carrying out repairs and maintenance of some of our network of nearly 70 miles of footpaths and although the work is challenging, it will also be very rewarding. Exmoor is very hilly; the walking will be strenuous but the views are stunning.

  • North Pembrokeshire

    Spaces available: 26 September-3 October 2015
    Holiday code: 15KTN214

    Help to look after the coastal heath at St David’s Head and Penberi. Clear gorse to create firebreaks and open areas for the lowland heath to regenerate. Spend one day exploring the Pembrokeshire coast path, another day kayaking or surfing with the local outdoor activity provider Preseli Venture. You’ll need to be physically fit for the tasks.

  • Ashridge, Hertfordshire

    Spaces available: 2-4 October 2015
    Holiday code: 15BSP156

    Come and help us help restore prime chalk grassland on the Chiltern Hills. You'll be undertaking scrub and grass thatch removal to help extend the habitat of nationally important species.

  • Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

    Spaces available: 10-17 October 2015
    Holiday code: 15BTW162

    Waddesdon Manor has one of the finest bedding displays in the country and your help is needed to transform the Parterre and other borders in just a few days. This is planting on a grand scale and is guaranteed to give you great satisfaction.

  • Snowdonia and Llyn

    Spaces available: 11-18 October 2015
    Holiday code: 15KTQ233

    Spend a couple of days learning the art of dry stone walling and repairing historic landscape features at the Dolmelynllyn Estate near Dolgellau. Then spend the remainder of the week carrying out a variety of woodland tasks to improve habitats for wildlife on the Ysbyty Estate, from woodland clearance and brashing to thinning out newly planted woodland.

  • Grasmere and Great Langdale

    Spaces available: 17-24 October 2015
    Holiday code: 15JTC113

    Combine your passion for photography with conservation work on this Lake District holiday. Learn techniques with a professional photographer while helping to maintain beautiful landscapes and important habitats through a variety of conservation.

  • Stackpole

    Spaces available: 17-24 October 2015
    Holiday code: 15KTZ215

    Your help is needed to carry out coppicing and tree thinning in Stackpole's beautiful woodlands. You'll learn to use traditional tools in this historic method of woodland management, and help create a fantastic haven for woodland wildlife.

  • Kent Countryside

    Spaces available: 18-24 October 2015
    Holiday code: 15BTP148

    You’ll assist our ranger team at a variety of different properties, including working in the woodland at Toys Hill and maintaining the estate at Emmetts Garden and Ightham Mote. Your tasks will include learning traditional woodland management skills and carrying out essential work such as invasive weed control and stock fencing.