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20,000 acres of activities and experiences

The Swinton Estate’s 20,000 acres are home to a myriad of activities, curated to provide those who want an action packed stay or to come just for the day, with a wide-ranging choice…

From fly-fishing, clay pigeon shooting, cycling and cookery school lessons; through to wild swimming, Estate tours, meditation classes, cocktail making, children’s Woodland School or getting up close to Birds of Prey.

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Children's hands making items at Swinton Estate's woodland school during the school holidays

Woodland School

A woman holding an owl during a birds of prey owl experience at Swinton Estate near Harrogate in North Yorkshire

Birds of Prey

A family eating a picnic on the grass in the Yorkshire countryside on the Swinton Estate


A boy shooting a laser gun during a laser clay shooting session on the Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire

Laser Clay Shooting

A person being taught how to shoot clays during a shooting lesson at E.J. Churchill on the Swinton Estate, near Harrogate in North Yorkshire.

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Teenagers cycling on hire bikes in front of Swinton Park Hotel in North Yorkshire

Cycling and bike hire

An autumnal tree in the Parkland and Gardens at Swinton Park country estate hotel near Harrogate in North Yorkshire

Parkland and Gardens

A group of children walking through the trees at the Parkland and Gardens on the Swinton Estate


Pouring a pink cocktail into a martini glass at Swinton Country Club.

Cocktail and mocktail making

Four adults putting on cooking aprons as they prepare for a team building cookery course on the Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire

‘Ready Steady Cook!’ or MasterChef

A man with binoculars looking over the Yorkshire countryside watching birds on the Swinton Estate

Bird watching

The exterior of the Owl Barn at Swinton Bivouac in North Yorkshire

Father’s Day Crafts in the Owl Barn

Children taking part in a cooking course during half-term holidays at Swinton Cookery School near Harrogate and Ripon in North Yorkshire

Children’s cookery courses

People walking through a moor in North Yorkshire


Two young children wearing coats playing on swings at the Swinton Bivouac play area near Masham

Play area at Swinton Bivouac

Scenic Yorkshire landscape framed by trees as seen from Swinton Bivouac in North Yorkshire

Nature Trails

Aerial photo of the stone circle of Druid's Temple in the woodland at Swinton Bivouac in North Yorkshire

Explore the Druid’s Temple

A young child and adult playing in a play area at Swinton Park Hotel in North Yorkshire.

Play area at Swinton Park Hotel

Stay on the Swinton Estate

The opulent Swinton Park Hotel; a range of self-catering Country Houses and Cottages lie close to Swinton Park Hotel; and Swinton Bivouac, a fabulously off-grid glamping experience on the edge of Swinton’s vast moorland.


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