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.

  • Southwood Estate, North Pembrokeshire

    Spaces available: 18-25 April 2015
    Holiday code: 15KTN220

    Help 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.

  • Croyde, Devon

    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.

  • Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

    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.

  • Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire

    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.

  • Arlington Court, Devon

    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.

  • Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

    Spaces available: 12-14 June 2015
    Holiday code: 15BSQ129

    The woodland paths at Cliveden need frequent care and this is your chance to help out. With careful restoration and management of the paths, your work will ensure the beautiful views and walks are kept open for all to enjoy. There will also be a guided walk on Sunday afternoon, when one of our rangers will give you an insight into the management of the estate.

  • Erddig, Wrexham

    Spaces available: 12-14 June 2015
    Holiday code: 15KSM198

    Erddig estate has a large number of ponds that are always changing, developing and growing. Your help is needed to survey some of these ponds to keep an accurate record of their inhabitants and any changes in their size. A fantastic opportunity to spot some wildlife in a friendly environment. Please bring wellies or waders, outdoor clothes and waterproofs.

  • Brecon Beacons, Powys

    Spaces available: 13-20 June 2015
    Holiday code: 15KTP224

    Join in to work from the majestic heights of the Brecon Beacons to the glorious parkland of Abergavenny. Join in with a range of conservation tasks including scrub clearance, upland erosion control, footpath maintenance, painting and bracken bashing. Some worksites are on steep hills with a 15-30 minute walk to get to them. Waterpoofs and gloves are a must.

  • Cragside, Northumberland

    Spaces available: 13-20 June 2015
    Holiday code: 15GTP268

    Your help is needed to manage the 1000 acres of woodland, lakes, rock plateaus and gardens and help to put the 'crag' back into Cragside. Working alongside our garden teams you will help us uncover rock faces and stonework, open lost vistas and restore the historic grounds to its 19th-century wonder.

  • West Exmoor, North Devon

    Spaces available: 14-21 June 2015
    Holiday code: 15ATM195

    Join us and leading butterfly experts managing and enhancing this very important habitat through vegetation control, to benefit the High Brown and other fritillaries. You will also spend some of the time surveying the sites, which are quite steep and there will be a guided walk on one of the days.