July and August 2017
If ever there was a book that inspired children to take to the great outdoors, it was Arthur Ransome’s ‘Swallows and Amazons’, a classic tale of island adventures, on and off the water. This year (2016), the book was brought to life on the big screen for a second time, encouraging a whole new generation of youngsters to head outside into a thrilling world of make believe. For 2017, the Star Castle Hotel on the Isles of Scilly has created a Swallows and Amazons Family Escape that combines snorkelling with seals, sailing, horseriding and cycling in a six day package of pure adventure. The whole archipelago on the tip of Cornwall has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, making it an idyllic playground for boating, island hopping and walks across the scores of white sand beaches.
Staying at the Star Castle is an adventure in itself – built in the sixteenth century in the shape of an eight-pointed star, it has a moat, dungeon and canons that were strategically placed long ago in the defence of Scilly and mainland Britain. The restaurant was once the officer’s mess, but now serves the freshest seafood and locally sourced menus, cooked to perfection by the hotel’s award-winning chefs. There’s even an indoor heated pool, free tennis and a pirate’s playground just a stroll away.
The Swallows and Amazons Family Escape is available throughout July and August 2017 and costs from £1975.00 for a family of four sharing a Garden Suite for five nights. The price includes daily breakfast, a day return boat trip with Tim aboard Calypso II, a full day bicycle hire for the whole family and either a 1 hour horse ride for two people or snorkeling with seals for two people.
T&C’s: The hotel will provide you with vouchers and it is your responsibility to book the activities in advance of your arrival. The vouchers are non refundable. The package price includes a maximum of four on both the boat trip and the bicycle hire and a maximum of two for either the horse-riding or seal snorkelling. Should you wish more family members to take part in these activities their will be a supplementary charge.
To enquire call 01720 422317 or email our reception team firstname.lastname@example.org/star