Swallows and Amazons - canoe raft

Survival, resilience, and friendship

Become the Walker family for the day and bring to life Arthur Ransome's classic novel.  Decide who in the family will be Swallows and who will be Amazons, then make and propel canoe rafts to our very own 'Wild Cat Island'.  Battle 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 per group

  • suitable for age 8 and upwards

  • available from Hawse End Centre and Hawse End Cottage

  • all equipment included

  • minimum group charge applies