Parkland Events

Easter Nature Trail

Easter Egg Trail
Enjoy a walk through the parkland following an Easter Nature Trail.

Hunter Gatherer

Hunter Gatherer
Spend a day in the parkland learning how to hunt and forage.

Go Native Kids’ Parties

Go Native Kids' Parties
Join Chris Bax for a two hour session of foraging for wild food and learning survival skills in the woods.

Deerhouse Suppers

Deerhouse Dining

Join us at our restored Deerhouse in the Parkland, for an alfresco barbecue meal.

Easter Egg Trail

Easter Nature Trail

Sunday 6th April – Sunday 26th April 2014
10.00am – 4.00pm

Enjoy a day out in the parkland following an Easter nature Trail through the grounds.

£3 per person (includes an Easter gift for children). Under 2 years half price.

Hunter Gatherer

Hunter Gatherer

Saturday 16th August

Spend a day in the parkland learning how to hunt with Birds of Prey and ferrets, forage for edible wild ingredients, and to build a fire and enjoy a delicious meal (using ingredients sourced from the day’s hunting and foraging) which is served in the deerhouse. The day is spent with our falconer Sophie Abbott and wild food expert Chris Bax, and promises to appeal to anyone with an interest in countryside skills and who enjoys getting back to nature!

£95 per person. The day starts at 9.15am and ends after lunch which is served at 2.15pm. The entire day is spent outdoors so warm outdoor clothing and footwear is advisable.

Go Native Kids' Parties

Go Native Kids’ Parties

Join Chris Bax, as recently seen on Blue Peter, for a two hour session of foraging for wild food and learning woodland and survival skills in the woods. Each session lasts two hours, and ends with a picnic which parents are welcome to join.

Depending on the ages and any particular requirements, the activities involved would include some of the following :

£30.00 per child (including picnic). Suitable for 7 years and older, advance booking required.

Deerhouse Dining

Deerhouse Suppers

28th July, 24th August & 14th September 2013

For those who enjoy eating outdoors, this is the perfect event.

Join us at our restored Deerhouse in the Parkland, for an alfresco barbecue supper. A delicious two-course buffet menu is served to you by our chef, tasting all the better for being outdoors with candlelight, a starlit sky and a blazing fire to work their magic.

What better way to relax and soak up the atmosphere of a dreamy English summer’s evening?

£35 per person: includes Pimms on arrival and a two course buffet menu.

Please note guests are seated together at a single large table. Warm clothing and footwear highly recommended, as the evening turns cool after sunset. This is a rustic experience, with uneven ground surrounding the deerhouse – please take care on arrival and departure.

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We are delighted to have received planning approval for our Country Club and Spa, which will include an indoor swimming pool with full spa and fitness facilities, as well as a 40-seat conservatory restaurant, coffee shop and Swinton Estate shop. Please see our press release for more information. In the meantime, book fabulous Thalgo treatments in our current spa to look your best for the Christmas party season and enjoy our tempting Festive Lunches and Afternoon Teas or inspiring Christmas Chef’s Tables and seasonal cookery courses, amid the castle’s glorious decorations.