Create your own Swallows and Amazons holiday

Bring out your adventurous side with your very own Swallows and Amazons style getaway, where you can get up close to the local wildlife as you cruise along lock-free waterways on a family boating holiday in the Broads National Park; lie back and see the night sky illuminated with stars on a wild camping holiday in Dartmoor, or embark on a kayaking tour of ‘Secret Harbour’ on ‘Wild Cat Island’ and explore the island where John, Susan, Titty and The Boy Roger set up their tents and played pirates in Cumbria.

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Stay and play on Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

Stay and play on Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park

Make the most of family fun time camping at the Cotswold Farm Park, and visit nearby Bourton-on-the-Water to explore attractions and picnic by the river.

Location: Near Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire

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Step back in time to Shakespeare's family farm

Step back in time to Shakespeare's family farm

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a real Tudor farm at Mary Arden's Farm and try your hand at archery.

Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire

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Retreat to Ruthern Valley

Retreat to Ruthern Valley

Get some peace and quiet in a wooded valley inhabited with squirrels and wild rabbits.

Location: Bodmin, Cornwall

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Ride on down to the Didcot Railway Centre

Ride on down to the Didcot Railway Centre

Enjoy a trip to Didcot Railway Centre, whose magnificent restored engines will take you steaming through most of the Oxfordshire countryside.

Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire

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Enjoy a cycle ride with sensational views at Sutton Bank

Enjoy a cycle ride with sensational views at Sutton Bank

With Yorkshire at your feet, head out on two wheels from Sutton Bank Bikes, a cycling centre located on the dramatic Sutton Bank escarpment.

Location: Sutton Bank near Thirsk, North Yorkshire

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Grab the wheel and drive your own steam engine

Grab the wheel and drive your own steam engine

Bring history to life and drive a traditional steam engine at the Avon Valley Railway for a day.

Location: Bath, Somerset

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Head to Stourhead for hedgerow harvests and bushcraft workshops

Head to Stourhead for hedgerow harvests and bushcraft workshops

Join the National Trust for hedgerow harvests, foraging and bushcraft workshops on the beautiful Stourhead estate.

Location: Wiltshire

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Discover The Lakes by canoe

Discover The Lakes by canoe

Canoe along the Derwentwater and discover something special about being close to the water.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

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All the fun of the fair with Dorset’s summer festivals

All the fun of the fair with Dorset’s summer festivals

Dorset entertains the whole family all summer long hosting an array of amazing events and festivals that are unique, nostalgic or just plain fun!

Location: Dorset

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Take to the seas at Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Take to the seas at Portsmouth Watersports Centre

Want to get off terra firma onto the high seas? Join Portsmouth Watersports Centre for one of their exhilarating water-based courses and activities.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Ride with the driver on the Dartmouth Steam Railway

Ride with the driver on the Dartmouth Steam Railway

Enjoy a scenic steam train ride from Paignton to Dartmouth, with a twist.

Location: Paignton, Devon

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Animal antics & farm fun for the family at Down at the Farm

Animal antics & farm fun for the family at Down at the Farm

Down at the Farm is a popular farm, home to a wide range of rare breed animals including giant tortoises, alpacas, raccoons, donkeys and red deer.

Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

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Enjoy a camping weekend at the National Water Sports Centre

Enjoy a camping weekend at the National Water Sports Centre

Take advantage of a budget break in Nottingham with a camping weekend at the National Water Sports centre, just 10 minutes from the heart of the city.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Set sail for King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta

Set sail for King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta

Join the adventure at King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta on 9 - 10 July, as upcoming family film Swallows and Amazons takes over this National Trust Lake District event.

Location: Keswick, Cumbria

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Re-live the Age of Steam at Great Central Railway

Re-live the Age of Steam at Great Central Railway

Make your childhood dreams come true by driving a steam locomotive train, or sit back and travel in comfort.

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire

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Vintage swimwear, Lewis Carroll’s desk and summer keepsakes

Vintage swimwear, Lewis Carroll’s desk and summer keepsakes

Step back in time and discover British seaside holidays through the ages in the new Summer Holiday Seaside exhibition on Eastbourne’s elegant seafront.

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

Take the Pinkery Challenge at Exmoor’s Chains

There are few locations more stunning than Exmoor but if its wilderness you are after, then places don’t get much wilder than Exmoor’s Chains.

Location: Exmoor, Devon

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Fly or freewheel through the trees in the Forest of Dean

Fly or freewheel through the trees in the Forest of Dean

Hire bikes and go exploring, fly through the air on a zip wire or paddle down the river on a watery adventure.

Location: Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire

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Be inspried by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Be inspried by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Whether or not you’ve read Arthur Ransome’s Swallows & Amazons, any holiday splashing around on lakes will bring out the adventurous child in you.

Location: Coniston, Cumbria

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Go on a Swallows and Amazons style adventure

Go on a Swallows and Amazons style adventure

Explore the sparkling, lock-free waterways of the Broads National Park, get up close to wildlife and kick back at a waterside pub for lunch.

Location: Stalham, Norfolk

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