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.
You can find more holidays to suit all tastes, when you search for a working holiday.
Spaces available: 8-15 March 2014
Holiday code: 13WTC289
Join us as we work from the heights of the Brecon Beacons to the glorious parkland of Abergavenny. Get stuck 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.
Spaces available: 29 March–4 April 2014
Holiday code: 14ATW104
Spring is a very busy time for the gardeners at Arlington Court. The property is getting ready to welcome visitors and there are lots of maintenance tasks required to bring it up to opening standard. March: Work with the gardeners on maintenance tasks to get ready for the main visitor season. April: Help the gardeners prepare the property for the busy Easter opening with gardening tasks.
Spaces available: 1–4 April 2014
Holiday code: 14BSZ106
Here in Kent, we're one of the last to commercially produce cobnuts. Cobnuts are a cultivated variety of hazelnut, just as a Cox is a cultivated variety of apple. As part of your short break you will be helping out with managing this special plot of land, learning about the history of the plat and how cobnuts are cultivated. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to go 'nutty' in Kent.
Spaces available: 3-10 May 2014
Holiday code: 14JTN149
Help restore the 11 acre Victorian garden at High Close estate, which has been damaged by storms and overrun by invasive plant species. Volunteers are essential to the ongoing restoration, so come and help the rangers bring this historic garden back to life. You'll also have a day exploring Lake Windermere by canadian canoe - a peaceful way to view the fells from a different perspective.
Spaces available: 3-10 May 2014
Holiday code: 14KTQ146
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. It's not all hard work - you'll also be treated to a guided tour of the estate and after a hard day's work, look out for otters in the lily ponds or relax on one of our stunning beaches.
Spaces available: 9-11 May 2014
Holiday code: 14GSQ150
Help protect the high level bridleway to Buckden Pike. We'll be building stone drains surrounded by the marvellous open moorlands of the Dales, with views up Langstrothdale towards the Three Peaks. With a strenuous walk to start be prepared for a tiring but satisfying weekend.
Spaces available: 10-17 May 2014
Holiday code: 14JTZ339
Join the South Lakes team as part of the 'Fix the Fells' partnership and combat erosion on a well-trodden path in the High Fells. The work is strenuous but you'll be rewarded by keeping these trails accessible, and learning new skills. Please come prepared to walk in the fells for up to an hour at the start and end of each day and also for unpredictable weather.
Spaces available: 16-18 May 2014
Holiday code: 14ASC159
Join the Somerset Bodgers group for the weekend and learn the art of transforming a piece of green wood, sourced from the Tyntesfield estate, into something more useful - a spoon, stool or dibbler and take home what you made. The weekend will finish with a walk around the estate or a visit to Tyntesfield House.
Spaces available: 17-24 May 2014
Holiday code: 14ATQ165
Enjoy this glorious stretch of Devon coast whilst learning to construct a stock fence. Pick up plenty of new skills and make new friends whilst ensuring the future of the important conservation grazing on the property. With fresh sea air and plenty of hard work to get stuck into you're bound to come back invigorated and refreshed for the week ahead.
Spaces available: 23-25 May 2014
Holiday code: 14GDZ166
This holiday is specifically aimed at physically able people with learning disabilities working alongside a same sex carer/family member who comes with them. Join us in Upper Wharfedale, where we will carry out a mix of activities, including footpath improvement on the famous Dales Way. Although the work is physically demanding we adapt tasks to suit ability and you can work at your own pace. The accommodation has stairs and no adaptations. If you are considering this holiday please call Liz or Roisin on 01729 830416 for a chat before booking. Please note the cost of this holiday is per booking of participant and their carer/family member.
Spaces available: 24-31 May 2014
Holiday code: 14BYC167
Explore Slindon and try your hand at some practical estate work and learn to capture the perfect picture at the same time, with a professional digital photographer on hand. May is a wonderful time to photograph the woodland, ancient hedgerows and flint-walled villages. You can even cross off a section of your Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.