Swallows and Amazons - Education groups

Survival, resilience, and friendship

Bring to life Arthur Ransome's classic novel of the Walker children's summer holiday in the Lake District.  Take a canoe rafted voyage to our very own 'Wild Cat Island' and battle between your two teams (Swallows and Amazons) for ownership through shelter building, fire lighting, stone skimming and for the adventurous there might be a chance to walk the plank!    

Did you know that Derwentwater and St. Herbert's Island were used for the 2016 remake of Swallows and Amazons?

  • full day

  • available all year

  • up to 12 participants plus 1 adult per group

  • suitable for Key Stage 2 and above (age 7 years and above)

  • available from Hawse End Centre and Hawse End Cottage

  • all equipment included

  • minimum group charge applies