Last minute breaks & holidays
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.
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Spaces available: 7-14 March 2015
Holiday code: 14BTP229
Come and join us at Black Down. We will be clearing birch and pine scrub, invasive rhododendron and carrying out construction and maintenance tasks around the estate while enjoying the scenery of South Downs National Park. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and stout footwear.
Spaces available: 7-14 March 2015
Holiday code: 14JTZ175
Join our forestry team in Wasdale for a week of tree planting, fencing and tree cage building (tree planting March holiday only). The holiday will be working alongside the team and performing tasks the team would normally do – excluding chainsaw work. Bring waterproof clothing and steel toe capped boots if you have them or a suitable pair of work boots.
Spaces available: 14-21 March 2015
Holiday code: 14BTP254
Help out with a range of conservation tasks, including removing invasive trees from the heathland to the benefit of native wildlife on Ludshott Common, to opening glades in the ancient woodland of Selborne providing feeding places for butterflies. You could also be working to widen rides and restore grassland habitats, or improve access into these tracts of wild countryside, so there’s plenty of variety and new skills to learn. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and stout footwear.
Spaces available: 1-8 April 2015Holiday code: 15BTU142We’re looking for energetic participants to help us with our popular Easter events. The holiday will be split over three of our properties: Chartwell, Emmetts Garden and Quebec House assisting over the Easter weekend with our Easter Egg trails preparation along with other tasks. Participants should be ready to work with people of all ages and have plenty of fun.
Spaces available: 7-10 April 2015
Holiday code: 15KFN229Bring the family to experience the beautiful estate and join in the conservation tasks on the beaches, woodland and lakeside. Tasks include scrub clearance, beach cleaning and path and site maintenance. There will be a fantastic opportunity to go canoeing during your stay too. You should also bring:- swimming kit, shoes to get wet, wellies, waterproofs and sun cream.
Spaces available: 11-18 April 2015
Holiday code: 15GTP266Your help is needed to manage the 1,000 acres of woodland, lakes, rock plateaus and gardens and reveal the wonders of the landscape at Cragside. Working alongside our ranger, forestry and garden teams you will help us restore the historic grounds to its 19th-century wonder.
Spaces available: 18-25 April 2015
Holiday code: 15KTN220Help rebuild missing sections of traditional stone-faced hedge bank around the gateways at Southwood farm. Spend one day enjoying a guided walk of the Pembrokeshire coast path, then another day kayaking or surfing with the local outdoor activity provider. Instructors and equipment will be supplied. You'll need to be physically fit for the 8-10 mile guided walk and tasks may require heavy lifting and working on rough terrain. Bring wellies and steel toe capped boots.
Spaces available: 25 April–1 May 2015
Holiday code: 15ATN196
Enjoy three days in Exmoor walling and two days walking amongst West Exmoor’s spectacular hills. You will have a chance to try your hand at repairing and reconstructing centuries old walls in the traditional manner. The work task will be challenging and very rewarding. Exmoor is very hilly; the walking will be strenuous but with stunning views.
Spaces available: 2-9 May 2015
Holiday code: 15JTN115
Help restore High Close Estate, which has been in disrepair for many years. Help our rangers bring this historic garden back to life and have a day exploring Lake Windermere by Kayak or Canadian canoe. Sturdy footwear is needed for the practical tasks and bring clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Full equipment provided.
Spaces available: 4-8 May 2015
Holiday code: 15ASQ190
Work alongside our rangers, on the stretch of coast from Ilfracombe to Croyde Bay. You will work your way along the South West Coastal Path, making improvements as you go. The work is strenouos; leveling paths, replacing steps, cutting back vegetation and mending walls. A decent level of fitness is required. It involves walking and working on cliff paths.
Spaces available: 9-13 May 2015
Holiday code: 15BSZ150
Come and join our ranger team to discover the secrets of the ancient art of charcoal making. Steeped in woodland traditions, charcoal burning helped to shape our history. From its humble beginnings as the fuel for industry before the Industrial Revolution, it now powers our barbecues. Enjoy a walk around the estate on the Tuesday afternoon.
Spaces available: 13-20 May 2015
Holiday code: 15ETQ275
We are expanding the woodland play trail in one of our woodlands, to encourage children big and small to play in the great outdoors. It will be built over your time here out of natural products found across the estate. When it's finished you can be among the first to test it out and have a play.
Spaces available: 30 May–6 June 2015
Holiday code: 15JTZ105
Join our forestry team for a week of woodland work which may include tree cage repairs and the removal of rhododendron. Additional activities include: charcoal making, coppicing and wood crafts. Bring your own steel-toe capped working boots and waterproof clothing. We have a small number of work boots/waterproofs available. Specialist PPE will be provided.
Spaces available: 31 May–7 June 2015
Holiday code: 15ATC172
Work with our rangers on conservation projects and then spend two days and a night of bush craft. Build a brushwood shelter to sleep in and enjoy camp crafts and cooking on an open fire. Supervised by a bush craft expert, you will try your hand at various crafts. Stout boots or steel toe capped boots must be worn for the conservation/construction work.