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.

  • 26th October - 3rd November

    Halloween Trail

    Are you brave enough to follow our spooky Halloween Trail? Use our trail map to help you find your way through the eerie woodland and explore the gloomy temple (with adult supervision). Dogs welcome! Fancy dress encouraged.

    Dates: Saturday 26th October until Sunday 3rd November
    Venue: Swinton Bivouac
    Time: Running daily from 9am
    Price: £4 per child

  • Sunday 27th October

    CycloCross Event

    CycloCross bike racing comes to Swinton Bivouac this year in partnership with Friends of Grewelthorpe School. Enjoy a day of timed laps on a variety of tracks through the Bivouac Plantation and surrounding fields. Routes for adults and children.

    Registration opens from 9am.

    9am-5pm | Children from £3, Adults from £12

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  • Saturday 2nd November

    Bonfire Night with No Loud Bangs

    Join the family friendly party at Swinton Bivouac to celebrate Bonfire Night. Gather to watch our bonfire with no loud bangs or fireworks and the lighting of The Guy.

    The Bistro Café will be serving burgers and hot dogs with hot drinks and beers available throughout the evening. With plenty of sweet treats, toast your own marshmallows, wrap up warm and don’t forget the gloves for the sparklers. The Bistro Café will be open as usual into the evening. Make your own Guy Fawkes and bring it along - a prize for the best dressed on the night!

    Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019
    Venue: Swinton Bivouac
    Time: The Guy will be lit at 6.30pm
    FREE TO ALL - We look forward to seeing you on the night

  • 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.

  • Family Activities

    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.

  • 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