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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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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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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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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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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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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Be an engine driver for the day at STEAM

Be an engine driver for the day at STEAM

Try your hand at changing the signals, driving an engine and even walk under an 80 ton train at STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway.

Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

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

Take in 'Swallows and Amazons' landscapes 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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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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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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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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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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Celebrate 125 years of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Celebrate 125 years of the Lynton and Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Spend the day on the North Devon coastline in the picturesque towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, enjoying a taste of their industrial heritage.

Location: Lynton and Lynmouth, North Devon

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See the world’s first steam-worked public railway

See the world’s first steam-worked public railway

The Darlington Head of Steam Museum provides a fascinating journey into the past, when steam ruled the railways.

Location: Darlington, North Yorkshire

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Discover your inner Bear Grylls on a bushcraft adventure

Discover your inner Bear Grylls on a bushcraft adventure

Try your hand at survival skills on a summer adventure and face your fears on a jungle assault course in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

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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Ride a steam train on the East Lancashire Railway

Ride a steam train on the East Lancashire Railway

This beautifully restored heritage railway puffs through stunning countryside, quaint villages and historic towns.

Location: Bury, Greater Manchester

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Enjoy a wild night out with bushcraft at Catton Hall

Enjoy a wild night out with bushcraft at Catton Hall

Let Woodland Ways teach you the basics of bushcraft in a fun and safe environment whilst spending time outdoors and sleeping under the stars.

Location: Catton, Derbyshire

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Be inspired by Swallows and Amazons in the Lake District

Be inspired 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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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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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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