Swinton Park - Riding & Trekking

Family Activities

Boules & Croquet

Boules & Croquet

Kiteflying

Kiteflying

Falconry

Falconry

Walking & Nature Trails

Walking & Nature Trails

Riding
 

Riding

Family Events at Swinton Bivouac

Family Events at Swinton Bivouac

Boules & Croquet

Boules & Croquet

The lawn overlooking Home Lake in front of the hotel is a popular spot for croquet and boules.The equipment is available at all times free of charge (subject to guest demand), no booking required.

Kiteflying

Kiteflying

The hotel has several kites available at all times (subject to guest demand), free of charge. Please feel free to use them or bring your own – the lawn above the gatehouse is a popular spot to catch the best of the breeze.

Falconry

 

Falconry

Meet the Birds, Hawks Walks and Hunting Days – these are just a few of the experiences on offer at the Bird of Prey centre at the aviary in the parkland, a very short walk from the hotel. Please go to the Swinton Park Birds of Prey Centre pages for further information.

Summer Holiday Falconry Club

6th 13th, 20th and 27th August 2014
Get behind the scenes with falconer Sophie Abbott and learn all about the conservation of Birds of Prey, their natural habitats and the day to day skills required for flying the birds and caring for them at the aviary.

10.30am – 11.30am, £15 per child (minimum age 8 years)
Advance booking essential

 

Walking & Nature Trails

Walking & Nature Trails

There is extensive walking available to guests at Swinton Park, from a leisurely stroll around the grounds in the parkland to a hike up onto the moors on the Estate. There are also nature trails for children to follow in the hotel grounds. For further details please go to our Walking pages

Riding

Riding

From pony trekking at the Swinton Trekking Centre to the Cross Country course and permit riding, the riding on offer on the Swinton Estate suits a wide range of abilities. Please go to our Riding pages.

Family Events at Swinton Bivouac

Family Events at Swinton Bivouac

Swinton Bivouac is a ‘glamping’ – luxury camping – site on the Swinton Estate, just two miles from Swinton Park and close to the Druid’s Temple. Their charming cafe/restaurant not only provides a great destination for a coffee & cake, light lunch or afternoon tea, after a walk or cycle ride (maps available at the hotel reception), but also hosts a variety of family activities and events throughout the year. Please see www.thebivouac.co.uk for latest details, dates and prices.

Events planned for 2014 are:

  • Pottery Painting
  • Family Tree Planting Day (with Nidderdale AONB)
  • Make Your Own Bird Feeder Workshop
  • Family Quiz & Pizza Night
  • Children’s Baking afternoon
  • Pancake Day
  • Mother’s Day Gift Making and Mother’s Day ‘Vintage’ Afternoon Tea
  • Easter Extravaganza Workshop, Egg Hunt
  • Miniature Farm Days
  • Halloween Party
  • Twelve Days of Christmas Festive Trail

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Latest News

The sun is shining and guests are out enjoying all the activities Swinton Park has to offer. Come and enjoy our Easter nature trail, admire the glorious spring flowers in the parkland and meet our birds of prey, or just relax and enjoy our spa treatments, gourmet food and luxury accommodation. Easter will also see our first Deerhouse Lunches and Dinners of 2014, including a new Barbecue Cook & Lunch course to polish up your grilling skills ready for summer.