Events on the Swinton Estate

Bad Dad by David Walliams

Family-friendly theatre

Gather round and give three cheers for Reverend Judith.

She is receiving the Citizen of the Year Award for her amazing work with the food bank. Come congratulate her and hear how it all started with Frank and his dad, Gilbert. Gilbert is a bit of a local celebrity. He was no other than the legendary ‘king of the track’, Gilbert the Great. That was until a tragic accident put a stop to his track-racing days. Driven to desperate measures in order to provide for his son, he agrees to become a get-away driver for the local baddies.

Join Heartbreak Productions at Swinton Bivouac for this warm-hearted tale that follows the highs and lows of a father-son relationship. An open-air adaptation of David Walliams Bad Dad is the perfect summer family entertainment.

So, pack your picnics, grab your wet weather gear or sun-cream (or both), something to sit on, and join Frank and Gilbert as they navigate their way through car chases and convicts in the struggle to escape the clutches of the local crime lord and clear Gilbert’s name.

£11 Children, £16 Adults, £50 Family (2 adults + 2 children) 
A play being performed outside at Swinton Bivouac in North Yorkshire

More information

Suitable for 7+. Curtains at 6pm.

The Swinton Burger Trailer will be available through the evening, with the Bivouac Café also serving light refreshments!

Burger Trailer Menu

Duke Burger

6oz Beef Patty, Black Sheep Braised Onion Chutney, Smoked Cheddar Cheese, Béarnaise Sauce


Earl Burger

Buttermilk Chicken Burger, Harissa Mayonnaise, Baby Gem Lettuce, Asian Slaw


Duchess Burger (VG)

Korean Fried Portobello Mushroom, Gochujang Mayonnaise, Pickled Cucumber, Chinese Cabbage, Soy, Apple Glaze


To pre-order your burger, please contact our reservations team.

Upcoming dates

Unfortunately, no upcoming dates are currently available.


£16 adult, £11 child, £50 family (2 adults, 2 children)

The event will take place at Swinton Bivouac:

Swinton Bivouac
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Home to rustic tree lodges, meadow yurts, a café and more, Swinton Bivouac is sited in one of the most picturesque settings in the Yorkshire Dales.

A delightful rural experience for friends and family.

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