Swinton Park has always been a family home, and since its conversion into a hotel the Cunliffe-Lister family have been careful to retain its comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Families are made to feel particularly welcome, and in recognition of this the hotel has been chosen as winner in the “Family Friendly Hotels” category of the 2016 Good Hotel Guide Editor’s Choice awards.

The sense of space at Swinton Park is hard to match, both in terms of the extravagantly large bedrooms and also the extensive grounds. With a playroom full of toys (which converts into a private cinema) and a boot room full of kites, bikes and other outdoor games, there is no shortage of entertainment. There is also an outdoor play area and hours of walking in the parkland, with picnics available to order, and a Bird of Prey centre with half hour “Taster Experiences” and “Family Falconry Experiences”. The Cookery School also runs Children’s Cooking and Family Cookery courses.

For the real tinies, we have cots, highchairs, bottle warmers and a goody bag including baby bathtime products, teddy bear, bibs, spoons and wipes. Baby sitting can be arranged, with advance notice.

For the older children we have sofa beds and z-beds, who also get their own (more grown up!) goody bags. The Teen Spa Zone in the Spa introduces Teens to relaxation and skin care with a range of treatments that have been specially developed to soothe teenage skin, or relieve muscular tension, whilst relaxing the mind.

All of our 31 bedrooms have room for a cot, with space for a z-bed or another cot in most of our rooms, and all four suites have sofa-beds. For a real fairytale experience try the Turret Suite set on three circular floors!

There is also the Semerwater Family Suite, with adjoining twin/double room, and an oversized double bath that can fit a whole family!!

Children aged 8 and over are welcome to eat from the restaurant menu in Samuel’s. There is also a children’s menu, which can be served as room service or in one of the ground floor public rooms.

Children under the age of 8 are not permitted to dine in Samuels Restaurant on an evening.  During school holidays our private dining room, adjacent to Samuels Restaurant, may (subject to availability) be available as a family dining room for residents.  Advance booking essential.

We are always very happy to puree, blend or warm up food, or to cater for any special requests for those with particular tastes.

The charge for bed and breakfast for children sharing a room with adults is £35 per child. Please contact reception by email or phone them on 01765 680900 if you would like to make a booking.

Please also note that there is a Holiday Heaven offer available for the February, May and October half terms and all the main holidays, with family rooms from £265 per night, including DBB for the parents and free accommodation and food for children – please go to our Special Offers page for further details.

We also have a licence for hosting Baby Naming Ceremonies at the hotel, and we can organise the ceremony and celebrations for you. Unfortunately we are unable to book the Registrar on your behalf, this is something you will need to organise (contact details are given below).

We have a special package available for this type of event (see details below), but we are also very happy to cater for any particular requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact our Events Co-ordinators, Hannah Hinchcliffe (01765 680901), at if you would like to know more about our Baby Naming Ceremonies.

Celebrating Baby

Champagne reception
Afternoon Tea
Christening Cake

£40 per person (minimum group size 6 guests)

Please note this figure does not include the Registrar’s costs. For further details please contact County Hall, Northallerton (01609 780780 ext 2602)


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Book Now… for our wonderful, seasonal events later this year. Indulge in an extravaganza of fine food and wine at our Gourmet Weekend in November, or treat yourself to a stately home experience this Christmas. Join us for Carols by Candlelight and a gala dinner on 2nd December, or snap up one of the few rooms left for our Christmas three night house party.

Looking Ahead… Work has commenced on 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.