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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Fairytale Farm: a farm park with a difference

Fairytale Farm: a farm park with a difference

A sensory and learning wonderland, Fairytale Farm will delight the whole family.

Location: Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire

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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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Ride the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

Ride the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway

This exciting heritage steam railway runs through the picturesque Yorkshire countryside where the classic movie The Railway Children was filmed.

Location: Keighley, West Yorkshire

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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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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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Find yourself down on the farm in the heart of Nottingham

Find yourself down on the farm in the heart of Nottingham

Stonebridge City Farm is a slice of the country in the heart of the city centre, open every day and free to visitors.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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Get into green camping in the Cotswolds

Get into green camping in the Cotswolds

Camp out amongst elderflowers and starlight at Thistledown Campsite. Acres of idyllic woodland surround your tent, waiting to be explored for free.

Location: Nympsfield, Gloucestershire

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Step back in time on the Severn Valley Railway

Step back in time on the Severn Valley Railway

Enjoy magnificent views and nostalgic times of days gone by as you wind through the Severn Valley on a superb day of steam hauled splendour.

Location: Kidderminster, Worcestershire

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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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Spring into action on a family adventure break near Nottingham

Spring into action on a family adventure break near Nottingham

From picnics to paddles, Nottinghamshire is ideal for a springtime family adventure break, with an abundance of things to do and places to explore.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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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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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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Get up close with the farm animals at Staunton Country Park

Get up close with the farm animals at Staunton Country Park

Come and meet friendly farm animals, have a rainforest experience in Victorian glasshouses or get lost in the maze.

Location: Havant, Hampshire

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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 in 'Swallows and Amazons' landscape on a relaxing cruise

Take in 'Swallows and Amazons' landscape on a relaxing cruise

Take a trip around the landscape used in the film ‘Swallows and Amazons’ and discover what inspired Arthur Ransome to write his famous book.

Location: Derwentwater, Cumbria

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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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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 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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Go animal kwackers in Devon

Go animal kwackers in Devon

Make some new furry friends down in Devon this summer.

Location: Bideford, Devon

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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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