Swans on the lake at Swinton Park

Parkland Activities

Cricket

Cricket

The hotel’s wicket is situated on the lawn below the turret, overlooking the gatehouse and drive
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Bird Watching

Bird Watching

You can see red grouse, golden plover, curlew, red shank and lapwing as well as merlin
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Boules & Croquet

Boules & Croquet

The lawn overlooking Home Lake in front of the hotel is a popular spot for croquet and boules
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Kiteflying

Kiteflying

The hotel has several kites available at all times, free of charge
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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
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Archery

Archery

Learn the skills of archery with tuition and targets in the hotel grounds
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Walking & Nature Trails

Walking & Nature Trails

There is extensive walking available to guests at Swinton Park, from a leisurely stroll to a hike up onto the moors
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Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Explore the off road tracks in the parkland, the country lanes or the moorland tracks on one of the hotel’s mountain bikes
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Coracles

Coracles

Learn about the history and construction of coracles, and explore the lakes here at Swinton Park
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Fitness Days

Fitness Days

Get back in shape or take a fresh look at your fitness regime.
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Personal Training

Personal Training

A two hour session to assess your fitness and health levels.
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Cricket

Cricket

The hotel’s wicket is situated on the lawn below the turret, overlooking the gatehouse and drive.

The pitch is available for hire (£55 per team), and a hotel team can also be arranged. Limited equipment is also available.

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

The moors on the Swinton Estate comprise of 8000 acres of heather and rise to a height of 540 metres above sea level. Here you can see red grouse, golden plover, curlew, red shank and lapwing as well as merlin.

Marfield Nature Reserve, beside the River Ure, is a short drive from Masham, or a walk along the River Ure, which is a lovely peaceful spot to enjoy watching waders, ducks and geese.

There is also a Bird Hide beside the lake in the grounds at Swinton Park (for hotel and non-resident guest use) for viewing woodland and water birds.

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.

Archery

Archery

Learn the skills of archery with tuition and targets in the hotel grounds.

Minimum number required per booking is 8. Costs per person are in the region of £45.

Please book this activity in advance, before your stay.

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

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Explore the off road tracks in the parkland, the country lanes or the moorland tracks on one of the hotel’s mountain bikes.

There are bikes available for adults and children, at a charge of £25 per day, and we also have room on the stand for guest bikes should you prefer to bring your own with you (please bring a padlock and chain to secure your bike)

No booking of hotel bikes is required, but availability is subject to guest demand.

Coracles

Coracles

Learn about the 10,000 year history and construction of coracles, and explore the lakes here at Swinton Park with coracle-maker, Dave Purvis.

Courses run from 1 hour to half a day.

Costs – 1 person: £30 for first hour, plus £20 per additional hour.

Additional persons: £20 per hour

Ideal for Corporate training and teambuilding, or on a one-to-one basis

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Two-day coracle building courses can be arranged (maximum six persons).

Please book this activity in advance before your stay.

Fitness Days

Fitness Days

Get back in shape or take a fresh look at your fitness regime, with a Fitness Day at Swinton Park.

Spend a session with personal trainer Jason Comber-Evans where he will assess your fitness and carry out a health questionnaire, carry out a stretch and work out exercise, and design an on-going exercise and nutrition plan to fit your requirements. The day also includes an hour’s Sports Massage (or alternative massage on prior arrangement), a two course lunch and an hour in the Spa with use of Jacuzzi and sauna.

£120 per person (individual bookings)
£110 per person (two guests sharing Personal Trainer session)
Monday to Friday bookings only.

Personal Training

Personal Training

Jason Comber Evans is a highly regarded Premier Personal Trainer. As well as running our Fitness Days he is also available for private bookings. In a two hour session he will assess your fitness and health levels, carry out a stretch and workout exercise with you, and design an on-going exercise programme and nutrition plan to fit your requirements.

£100 per two hour session (1 – 3 guests)
£145 per two hour session (4 – 6 guests)

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes for groups and individuals are available by prior appointment.

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Latest News

This is the most beautiful time of year at Swinton Park. The Walled Garden beds are brimming over with peonies, delphiniums and roses as well as young vegetables and fragrant herbs. Enjoy these at our Garden Lunches and Garden Design Days while learning how to create a productive garden.

A fundraising exhibition showcasing some of the North’s most respected and contemporary artists will take place at Swinton Park from 18th June to 18th July 2014, with a Private View event on the evening of Thursday 26th June. Click New Lights for details and Private View tickets.