Activities on the Swinton Estate


Unique picnics on the Swinton Estate

From the remote Bothy Hut high on the moor, to the intimate, private Lake House accessible by cable boat.

 From the family friendly picnic benches park side amongst the colourful plant life, to picnicking with the deer herd in the Deer Park. A picnic on the Swinton Estate is a truly unique experience, with picnics created by our team of chefs.

Fallow deer under a tree in the Deer Park at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire

Picnic in the Deer Park

Exclusively for hotel residents. Let our team of chefs prepare a picnic for you to enjoy in the peace of the Deer Park, adjacent to Swinton Park. With stunning views, the Deer Park is home to a herd of Fallow deer, and the serpentine stretch of water that forms Home Lake. Lay down the picnic blanket and enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

A stone table set up for a picnic on the lake house private island at Swinton Park Hotel in North Yorkshire

Picnic on a private island

Lake Island on Top Lake, a short walk from Coffin Pond and Quarry Gill in the Parkland, is a private retreat. Here you can hold an exclusive celebration or private event. Take a hand-drawn cable ferry across to your own private kingdom, complete with a miniature Georgian-style summerhouse. 

Take a picnic to the Lake House to enjoy for an afternoon in the sun, or our team will set up the island ready for your arrival, whether it be afternoon tea laid out on the table, or a picnic waiting for you in a hamper.

Eating a picnic in a Bothy Hut on the Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire

Picnic at a Bothy Hut

The Bothy Hut is a cosy getaway nestled within a rock formation high on the Swinton Estate moorland. With sweeping views down into the valley below, it’s the perfect stop-off for a hiking or mountain bike cycling trip.

You can arrange for a picnic to be delivered to the Bothy Hut, where you can sit out and admire the views in the summer or get warm by the fire in winter months.

Picnic packages

Available for residents only. We advise you pre-order your picnic ready for collection.

Three teenagers having a picnic outdoors on grass on the Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire.

£23.50 per person

Swinton Hamper

Our hamper contains Yorkshire Ham with Walled Garden Chutney, homemade breads, pates and olives, Yorkshire cheeses, fresh scones with clotted cream and local strawberry jam and fruit cake. We also provide you with orange juice and bottled water.

Minimum 2 people.

A picnic hamper on a table at Swinton Estate

£28.50 per person

Deluxe Hamper

Along with the food provided in our Swinton Hamper, we also offer Smoked Salmon with fresh lemon and a supply of hot soup, and tea and coffee.

Minimum 2 people.

Dining on the Swinton Estate

Menu’s carefully curated to encapsulate the flavours of the season, showcasing the seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel’s four acre Walled Garden, and produce from farms across the Swinton Estate. 


We advise you to pre-order your picnic ready for collection. To book, please contact us.
Your picnic will be created by our team of chefs.

The activity takes place at Swinton Estate.

North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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