With the Stetsons. Swinton Bivouac is a friendly place to spend the holidays in the great outdoors.

Our accommodation is set up for looking after families, both the tree lodges and meadow yurts can accommodate the tribe comfortably.

We have a wide range of activities to keep the kids entertained during their visit (see below) and the Café Bistro provides a range of dishes for the whole family.

If you are looking for a relaxed back to nature holiday with the kids, then look no further than Bivouac. Horizon included.

A family friendly experience.

  • Family Activities

    Woodland School

    The Woodland School at Swinton Bivouac is all about exploring the great outdoors and learning about it through play and exciting activities in the Druid's Plantation. We help children explore nature with a different theme with each session. Parents are welcome to relax in the Cafe Bistro throughout the session.

    Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays starting 23rd July until 3rd September | 10am until 12pm | £10 per session.
    Please call 01765 680900 to book.

  • Outdoor Theatre Performance | Saturday 10th August

    Wuthering Heights

    The wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire Moors – what better setting than at Swinton Bivouac in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. This is a tale of passion and revenge which has thrilled readers and audiences alike for generations.

    Please bring rugs or low back seating.

    10th August | Curtains at 6.30pm.
    £16 per adult, £11 per child, under 4’s free. Picnics available for pre-order.
    Pre-booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Call 01765 680900 for tickets.

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  • Family Activities

    Mountain Biking

    From the thrills and spills of the black run through to the gentle green routes our 8km mountain bike track at the Druid's Plantation offers fun and excitement for all the family.

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  • Family Activities

    Exploring with the family

    Bivouac is at the heart of the Swinton Estate and with opportunity for all the family to enjoy nearby. Explore the Druid's Temple and walk the finest countryside that North Yorkshire has to offer.

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  • Pre-school and early years

    Nature Trails

    Whatever the weather there's an adventure to be had in the woods at the Bivouac Plantation. Pick up the trail leaflet at the Swinton Bivouac car park hut, and follow the clues that take you around the woodland walk. Aimed at the pre-school and early years age group, this will keep them occupied all the way round.

  • Wild Watch

    Help us find out how many owls we have on Swinton Estate, as numbers are falling and nationally there is very little data on where they are. You can help by telling us if you see or hear an owl and your detection will help us to protect them.

    Ask at Bivouac reception, Swinton Park or at the Estate Shop (at the Country Club & Spa) for a postcard to fill in together then hand back to reception when complete or just post it into your nearest postbox.

  • Swinton Country Club & Spa

    Parkland Play Area

    New for 2019, the Parkland at the Swinton Country Club & Spa has been opened up to the public.

    Access is via the Swinton Estate shop (where you can pick up a take-out coffee or tea), and there is a picnic area and playground just beyond the four acre walled garden. For a longer walk, you can head on to Coffin Pond and beyond. Dogs welcome.

    Adult entry: £5.00 | Child entry: £2.50 (5-16 years) | Under 5s: Free

  • Family dining

    Cafe Bistro

    The cafe lies at the heart of the site and is perfect for families.

    With uncomplicated dishes and snacks made from local produce, feel free to pop in for coffee and cake, a light lunch, or make an evening of it and enjoy a delicious meal in a rustic setting.

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  • Family accommodation options

    Tree lodges

    Available all year round our secluded tree lodges are filled with charm. Each lodge can accommodate up to seven people, so plenty of room for the family. There are bunk bed style beds for kids, a shower and also dining area alongside the wood fired stove.

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  • Family accommodation

    Meadow yurts

    Available seasonally our five meadow yurts are great for a family glamping experience. They have a double bed with three single beds, wood fired stove and also a shower block attached. There is also a communal cooking and washing up area with a feature wood fired hot tub in the Meadow.

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Tel: 01765 680900

Email: reservations@swintonestate.com