Festive Events at Swinton Park

Festive Events

Christmas

Christmas

A three night Christmas package in the very best of tradition.

New Year

New Year

If you are interested in staying with us at Swinton Park for the New Year celebrations…

Christmas Parties
 

Parties
Our party nights are available to group bookings of four or more guests.

Christmas Lunches & Festive Afternoon Teas

Lunch & Afternoon Tea
Join us for a three course festive lunch or treat family and friends to a full afternoon tea

Santa at the Swinton Estate & Festive Woodland Trail

Santa at Swinton

A festive trail in woodlands at Druid’s Temple and Santa’s Grotto at the Bivouac cafe, on the Swinton Estate

Christmas Cookery Courses
 

Christmas Cookery Courses
Our Festive Fare and Christmas in a Box courses

Christmas Chef’s Tables – Lunch & Dinner

Christmas Chef's Tables - Lunch & Dinner
Relax and let Cookery School Chef Director Stephen Bulmer entertain you with a festive lunch or dinner

Carols by Candlelight
 

Carols by Candlelight
Join us on 3rd December for Swinton Park’s first Christmas concert

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers for our activities and events can be purchased – gift wrapped, personalised and sent to your chosen address.
 

Christmas

Christmas 2014

Arrive at Swinton Park on Christmas Eve, where the warmest welcome awaits you, your family and friends.

The house party starts with a traditional afternoon tea served in the elegant drawing room and snug sitting room, with a pianist playing during the afternoon. The evening will begin with canapés and champagne whilst enjoying the local choir singing your favourite carols, followed by dinner in Samuel’s Restaurant.

Then join with fellow guests attending a local church service – transport will be on hand. On your return, hot chocolate will be served to warm you on your way to bed.

On Christmas day, Santa will be waiting to wish you a Merry Christmas and hand out gifts from under the tree. During the morning you can feel free to enjoy a stroll to the lakes and gardens in the parkland, or just relax and soak up the atmosphere.

Christmas lunch is served in Samuel’s Restaurant offering a traditional Christmas menu. After lunch, a blockbuster movie in the private cinema, board games in the Billiards Room or just relax in front of a roaring log fire. In the evening, our chefs will present a beautiful buffet, featuring the finest local produce.

After breakfast on Boxing Day, we will be happy to assist you to plan your day’s activities. Perhaps a day at Wetherby races, the Dales treasure hunt, sale shopping in Leeds, Harrogate or York, Panto at the Georgian Theatre in Richmond, clay pigeon shooting at the school or simply joining David our Head Porter for a walk to Masham and back, or simply relaxing in the spa. A falconry display is also held in the grounds in the afternoon for you to enjoy.

The party continues in the evening with Champagne cocktails served in the Drawing Room to the sounds of our pianist, followed by a black tie dinner in Samuel’s accompanied with wines from around the world. You can then try your luck at our casino.

On the morning of Saturday 27th a late leisurely breakfast is served before saying our goodbyes. We kindly ask all guests to vacate their rooms by 11.00am.

Christmas Tariff 2014
All rates are per room, for three nights (24th/25th/26th December 2014)

Christmas Rates 2014 Double
Occupancy
Single
Occupancy
Knights £1660 £1300
Barons £1770 £1400
Earls £1880 £1500
Dukes £1990 £1600
Richmond, Harewood
or Semerwater Suite
£2100 £1700
York, Turret or
Wensleydale Suite
£2200 £1800

 

Rates for children sharing a room with two adults, including all meals within the package and use of a cot and high chair or z bed are: under 3 years no charge; 4 – 9 years £300 per child; 10 – 17 years £450 per child. Evening meals for children will be a choice from the children’s menu.

If you would like to bring a dog with you, the rate is £25 per dog per night.

All rates include dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast for all three nights, as well as the meals and drinks detailed above.

Additional Nights

If you would like to stay an additional night before or after the Christmas break, rates for Bed and Breakfast range from £150 – £340 and for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast from £235 – £415. Rates are per room, per night based on two guests sharing – additional nights are subject to availability.

A provisional booking will be held for fourteen days, at which point a non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the reservation. A £500.00 per room deposit is required against single occupancy bookings and a £750.00 per room deposit against double occupancy bookings. The full balance is required by the 1st of October 2014. For bookings made after 1st October 2014 full payment is required at the time of booking.

Fully decorated Christmas Trees (decorations are yours to take home) are available to enjoy in your bedroom: Small trees are £60 and Large trees £70. Please order your tree by 1st November 2014.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like us to book a room for you or if you would like any further details. You can call us on 01765 680900, or email us on reservations@swintonpark.com.

New Year

New Year 2014/15

Arrive at Swinton Park on 30th December, where the warmest welcome awaits you, your family and friends.

Settle in with traditional full afternoon tea served in front of a roaring log fire in the elegant drawing room and snug sitting room, with a pianist to accompany you. Dinner will be served in Samuel’s Restaurant from an imaginative menu offering a selection of dishes prepared with the finest local ingredients.

The 31st December offers you the chance to enjoy a selection of activities around Swinton Park of which clay pigeon shooting is included in the package, or choose from a walk in the parkland, a selection of board games and snooker available in the Billiards Room. Or why not pamper yourself in the spa ready for the evening’s celebrations?

The black tie party begins with a pianist playing during the Champagne and canapé reception, followed by a gourmet dinner in Samuel’s Restaurant, offering the finest local produce, accompanied by fine wines. Fireworks then follow and our after dinner entertainment will see you into the New Year and on to the small hours.

New Year’s Day is a day to relax. A brunch will be served until 1.00 pm and the afternoon is spent at your leisure; perhaps a day at races, the dales treasure hunt, sale shopping in Leeds, Harrogate or York or simply joining David our Head Porter for a walk to Masham and back. For those feeling a little under the weather, your hosts will have a range of tonics and potions to help! A falconry display is also held in the grounds in the afternoon for you to enjoy. Cream tea will also be served, later in the afternoon.

Later that evening, our chefs will present a beautiful buffet, featuring the finest local produce. On the morning of the 2nd a late leisurely breakfast is served before saying our goodbyes. We kindly ask that all guests vacate their rooms by 11.00am.

New Year Tariff 2014
All rates are per room, for three nights (30th/31st December 2014/1st January 2015)

New Year Rates 2014 Double Occupancy Single
Occupancy
Knights £1440 £1220
Barons £1660 £1330
Earls £1880 £1440
Dukes £1990 £1550
Richmond, Harewood or Semerwater Suite £2100 £1660
York, Turret or
Wensleydale Suite
£2220 £1770

 

Rates for children sharing a room with two adults, including all meals within the package and use of a cot and high chair or z bed are: under 3 years no charge; 4 – 9 years £300 per child; 10 – 17 years £450 per child. Evening meals for children will be a choice from the children’s menu.

If you would like to bring a dog with you, the rate is £25 per dog per night.

All rates include dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast for three nights as well as the meals and drinks detailed above; rates also include clay pigeon shooting, falconry and fireworks on New Year’s Eve.

A provisional booking will be held for fourteen days, at which point a non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the reservation. A £500.00 per room deposit is required against single occupancy bookings and a £750.00 per room deposit against double occupancy bookings. The full balance is required by the 1st of October 2014. For bookings made after 1st October 2014 full payment is required at the time of booking.

Additional Nights

If you would like to stay an additional night before or after the New Year break, rates for Bed and Breakfast range from £150 – £340 and for Dinner, Bed and Breakfast from £235 – £415. Rates are per room, per night based on two guests sharing – additional nights are subject to availability.

For further enquiries or to make a reservation, please call Swinton Park 01765 680900 or email us on reservations@swintonpark.com

 

Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties

Celebrate Christmas in style at our fabulous Christmas party nights. Dates for 2014 are as below.

Individual party bookings (four or more guests):

  • Thursday 18th December 2014
  • Friday 19th December 2014 – Fully booked

£50 per person. Includes pre-dinner drink, three course dinner with coffee and petit fours and dancing until 1:00am.

Menu details to follow.

Christmas Party Accommodation Rate:

For party guests wanting to book accommodation on 18th or 19th December there is a special bed & breakfast rate available of £125 per room for single occupancy and £150 per room for double occupancy.

 

 

Exclusive-use booking (minimum of 64 guests):

  • Sunday 21st or Monday 22nd December 2014

Package rate of £10,995 for 65 guests – with additional non resident guests £85 per person.

This exclusive use party package includes:

  • All 31 bedrooms (double or twin) with full breakfast
  • Exclusive use of Swinton Park for the night
  • Christmas Cocktail drinks reception
  • Four course Christmas menu with amuse bouche, coffee and petit fours
  • Half bottle of house wine per person
  • Cheeseboard per table
  • Christmas crackers and novelties on the tables
  • Disco

For bookings and enquiries, please email events@swintonpark.com or call 01765 680971.

Christmas Lunches & Festive Afternoon Teas

Christmas Lunches & Festive Afternoon Teas

2nd – 20th December 2014

 With roaring log fires and lavish decorations, there are few venues that can match the splendour and style of Swinton Park at Christmas. Join us for a three course festive lunch in Samuel’s restaurant, or in one of our private dining rooms (depending on group size). Choose from a delicious three course seasonal menu, followed by coffee and petit fours.

£25.95 per person

Christmas Lunch Menu (example only)

Yorkshire ham hock terrine
Piccalilli, soft boil quails egg

Cured Swinton trout
Beetroot, apple, horseradish

Parsnip and Yorkshire honey velouté
Curried crème fraiche

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Herb roasted turkey
Apricot and sour cherry stuffing, traditional vegetables, rich roasting juice

Fillet of bream
Garden greens, artichoke purée, baked pink firs, mussels, and leek

Woodland mushroom and onion risotto
Dressed sprouts, baby spinach, Wharfe valley rapeseed oil

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Trio of Yorkshire cheese
Quince, chutney, oat biscuits

Plum pudding Swinton Park
Brandy sauce, chestnut fritter

Cherry bakewell
Cherry sorbet

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Coffee & treats

Festive Afternoon Tea

2nd – 20th December 2014

 Treat family and friends to a full afternoon tea, served in the best of tradition with mince pies, mulled wine, Christmas cake and all the trimmings. Take a stroll in the grounds, admire the decorations and relax in front of a blazing fire.

£25 per person (£15 per child)

Santa at Swinton

Santa at the Swinton Estate & Festive Woodland Trail

One of our favourite events of the year, run at Swinton Bivouac, our glamping site and café/restaurant on the Swinton Estate, just two miles from Swinton Park.

Festive Woodland Trail

Saturday 13th December 2014 – 4th January 2015, excl Christmas Day

There will be a ‘Twelve Days of Christmas‘ festive trail through the woods around Druids Temple from Saturday 13th December to Sunday 4th January 2015 excluding Christmas Day. It can be muddy, so bring your wellies! Christmas gifts will be on sale in the shop and the cafe will be open as usual.

Festive Trail: £4 per child including a Christmas goody bag (adults free)

 

Festive Woodland Trail & Santa’s Grotto

Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st December 2014

Santa will also visit the Bivouac on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December, with his own Grotto. The ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ woodland trail will be open as above, with festive food on sale in the cafe all day. Book your slot or just turn up.

Festive Trail & Visit to Santa: £7.50 per child, including Christmas gift (adults free)

Please call Bivouac reception on 01765 535033 for bookings and cafe table reservations. For more directions and more info see www.thebivouac.co.uk

Christmas Cookery Courses

Christmas Cookery Courses

For Festive Fare and Christmas in a Box courses please go to our Cookery School Christmas courses page

Christmas Chef's Tables - Lunch & Dinner

Christmas Chef’s Tables – Lunch & Dinner

Lunches: 18th, 19th & 20th December
Dinners: 18th, 19th & 20th December

Relax and let Cookery School Chef Director Stephen Bulmer entertain you with a festive lunch or dinner, as he prepares a gourmet meal in front of you around the Demonstration Table in the stylish, informal surroundings of the Cookery School. With a wealth of experience from top restaurants all over the world, Stephen brings Christmas celebrations to life with an array of skills and anecdotes that will entertain anyone with a love for food.
Lunch: £35 per person (including a glass of bubbly)
Dinner:
£55 per person (including a glass of bubbly).

For example only. 2014 menus tbc

Chef’s Table Lunch

Fish & Shellfish Chowder with Chorizo and Smoked Corn

Roast Duck with Spiced Figs, Sweet Potato Fondant, Toasted Hazelnuts, Five Spice & Port Jus

Bouche Noel with Seasonal Fruits

Brandied Mince Pies and Coffee

Vegetarian Alternatives ((pre-booking essential)

Starter: Iman Bayeldi with Grilled Halloumi, Pomegranate Molasses

Main Course: Moroccan-Spiced Vegetable Tagine with Chick Peas

Chef’s Table Dinner

Pavé of Salmon with Cucumber & Horseradish Beurre Blanc

Fricassée of Wild Mushrooms with Chestnut Tagliatelle and Persillade

Roast Venison with Quince, Braised Red Cabbage, Celeriac Purée, Crisp Pancetta, Grand Veneur Sauce

Vacherin Mont D’Or with Selection of Seasonal Breads

Hazelnut and Prune Parfait with Armagnac Caramel

Brandied Mince Pies and Coffee

Vegetarian Alternatives (pre-booking essential)

Starter: Poached Quails Egg Tart with Watercress Puree and Lemon and Tarragon Sabayon

Main Course: Jerusalem Artichoke and Sage Risotto with Lemon Oil

Chef’s Table Menu 19th – 20th December

Chef’s Table Lunch

Smooth Game Paté with Swinton Chutney, Toasted Brioche

Roast Guinea Fowl with Wild Mushrooms, Savoy Cabbage, Chestnuts & Lardons, Onion Marmalade, Madeira Jus

Mulled Wine Pear & Almond Tart with Chocolate Honeycomb

Brandied Mince Pies and Coffee

Vegetarian Alternatives ((pre-booking essential)

Starter: Iman Bayeldi with Grilled Halloumi and Pomegranate Molasses

Main Course: Moroccan Vegetable Tagine with Chick Peas and Spinach

Chef’s Table Dinner

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Crosne Artichokes, Pancetta and Scallops

Escabeche of Trout with Asian Flavoured Vegetables

Roast Partridge with Watercress and Lentil Purée

Twice-Baked Cheese Soufflé with Toasted Pecan, Beetroot & Ginger Chutney

Chocolate Plate with Seasonal Fruits

Brandied Mince Pies and Coffee

Vegetarian Alternatives (pre-booking essential)

Fish Course: Poached Quails Egg Tart with Watercress Purée, Lemon & Tarragon Sabayon

Main Course: Jerusalem Artichoke and Sage Risotto with Lemon Oil

 

Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

Join us for Swinton Park’s first Christmas concert, with carols from the acclaimed Yorkshire Voices and readings from distinguished Yorkshire men and women. This will be a candlelit affair, with the castle resplendent in festive decorations.

The concert is followed by a four course gala dinner in Samuel’s restaurant. A magical evening, with ticket sales in aid of The Princes Trust, the youth charity helping disadvantaged young people get their lives back on track.

£95 per person including dinner with wine
Preferential accommodation rate available, please call for details.

Gift Vouchers

Gift Vouchers

A Swinton Park gift voucher can be purchased for a whole variety of experiences in the hotel, restaurant, cookery school, spa and birds of prey centre, as well as for the numerous events run throughout the year and activities on the Swinton Estate.

Our on-line shop can process voucher purchases as gifts for friends and family, and also as bookings for guests to attend specific events such as garden lunches or places on cookery school courses.

Gift vouchers may also be purchased for a monetary value, rather than a specific activity, enabling the recipient to redeem their gift as they choose.

Please note that vouchers that are purchased at a value of £50 or more will be delivered in a presentation gift box (also available for vouchers of a lower value at a supplemental charge).

Please visit the Swinton Park On-Line Shop to make a purchase.

 

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The darkening leaves on the turret remind us that Autumn is coming, but also herald the coming of game, wild mushrooms and other seasonal treats.