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.

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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Hop aboard the South Devon Railway

Hop aboard the South Devon Railway

The South Devon Railway is the West Country's oldest heritage steam railway, transporting you back in time to the golden age of steam.

Location: Devon

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Learn to sail, windsurf or canoe on the Isle of Wight

Learn to sail, windsurf or canoe on the Isle of Wight

Your kids can take to the high seas and windsurf, canoe and sail their way around the 65 miles of the island’s spectacular coastline.

Location: Isle of Wight

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Seal watching in Arthur Ransome’s ‘Secret Water’

Seal watching in Arthur Ransome’s ‘Secret Water’

Explore Walton’s ‘Secret Water’, the setting for Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’ book.

Location: Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

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Follow themed cycle trails through Haldon Forest Park

Follow themed cycle trails through Haldon Forest Park

Get active under 3,500 acres of forest canopy, with purpose-built cycling trails for all abilities at Haldon Forest Park

Location: Exeter, Devon

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Sail like an Olympian in Weymouth and Portland

Sail like an Olympian in Weymouth and Portland

Take to the waters in Weymouth and Portland and discover what it takes to be an Olympic sailor.

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset

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Camp at Corfe Castle

Camp at Corfe Castle

Explore this 1,000-year-old fortress above an eponymous Dorset village that's filled with wonky old cottages.

Location: Corfe, Dorset

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Take a break on a narrowboat cruiser

Take a break on a narrowboat cruiser

Lock, stock and swing bridge.

Location: Rochdale, Lancashire

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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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Climb aboard a classic steam railway at Bolton Abbey

Climb aboard a classic steam railway at Bolton Abbey

Puffing through the Yorkshire Dales is the Embsay & Bolton Abbey steam railway where special events take place throughout the year.

Location: Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales

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Take a cruise on the Grand Union Canal

Take a cruise on the Grand Union Canal

Get on-board for a leisurely cruise into the heart of the Chiltern Hills, enjoying impressive views of the Buckinghamshire countryside.

Location: Pitstone, Buckinghamshire

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Go wild camping on Dartmoor

Go wild camping on Dartmoor

When it comes to experiencing the unspoiled and unique environment of the wilds of Dartmoor, nothing compares to wild camping.

Location: Dartmoor, Devon

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Free-wheeling fun in Leicester & The National Forest

Free-wheeling fun in Leicester & The National Forest

From a city full of fresh cycling ideas, to off-road biking excursions in The National Forest.

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire

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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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Experience steam age travel on the Nene Valley Railway

Experience steam age travel on the Nene Valley Railway

Visit one of England’s leading steam engine and locomotive attractions, based at Peterborough’s Nene Valley Station - a living heritage railway.

Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park

Enjoy a family day out at Walby Farm Park

If you’re looking for a fun day out for all the family, whatever the weather, pay a visit to Walby Farm Park in Cumbria.

Location: Walby, Cumbria

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Head to a Lancashire family farmyard hideaway

Head to a Lancashire family farmyard hideaway

Explore Lancashire's natural and historic treasures from an award winning self-catering farm cottage.

Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire

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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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Bushcraft and campfires at Humblescough Farm

Bushcraft and campfires at Humblescough Farm

Gather the family around the campfire to learn bushcraft and woodland skills in the Lancashire countryside.

Location: Garstang, Lancashire

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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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Experience farm life in the city at Deen City Farm

Experience farm life in the city at Deen City Farm

Visit a working farm slap bang in South West London and get up close and personal with its inhabitants.

Location: London, Greater London

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