Top tips for the perfect Swallows and Amazons adventure

Swallows and Amazons

Ever wondered what the best way to build a shelter was, or how to perfect your stone skimming? What about learning how to sail or the best places for a summer picnic? We’ve asked some of England’s top outdoor specialists to share their handy tips for creating the perfect Swallows and Amazons adventure holiday this summer to celebrate the release of the film on 19th August.

Muddy Puddles

Muddy Puddles

Find out more about den building and what makes it the ultimate outdoor activity for children.

National Trust

The National Trust

From tree climbing to catamaran sailing; create a unique Swallows and Amazons experience in the Lake District.


Royal Yachting Association

If you’re interested in getting into sailing, here are a few top tips from the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

Sea cadets

Sea Cadets

Sea Cadets help young people broaden their horizons by creating possibilities, from wilderness camping trips to adrenaline-fuelled adventure holidays.

The Wild Network

The Wild Network

Adventures can happen anywhere and you don’t need to own a dinghy, camp out or go fishing to have fun. Discover The Wild Network’s top 10 tips for a brilliant summer.

Woodland Trust

Woodland Trust

Visit any of these Swallows and Amazons inspired Woodland Trust locations this summer to discover nature, adventure and wilderness all at the same time.

Canopy & Stars

Sawday’s Canopy & Stars

From shepherd’s huts to treehouses, find the perfect space to have a Swallows and Amazons style adventure with Canopy & Stars.

King Pocky

Set sail for King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta

Take part in a range of outdoor activities inspired by Swallows and Amazons at King Pocky’s Derwent Water Regatta.

Cowes Week

Experience the world's biggest sailing regatta

Watch as hundreds of boats sail side by side at Isle of Wight’s sailing spectacular event, Cowes Week.

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