WIN a Swallows & Amazons Inspired Weekend Trip Away!

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To celebrate the release of Swallows and Amazons in cinemas on the 19th of August, we’ve teamed up with STUDIOCANAL to offer our customers an amazing prize. You now have the chance to win a 3 night weekend break at the beautiful Hollin Bank Barn, courtesy of The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages.


If you are feeling adventurous you can even have your very own Swallows & Amazons adventure on Coniston Water, the location which inspired the wonderful Swallows and Amazons, with a full days boat hire included as part of the prize, courtesy of Coniston Boating Centre.  You and your family could head across to ‘Secret Harbour’, ‘Wild Cat Island’ or even make ‘The Jump’ like John, Susan, Roger and Tatty!


Inspired by Arthur Ransome’s book, published in 1930, the film follows four children dreaming of escape from the tedium of a summer holiday in the Lake District with their mother.  When finally given permission to camp on their own on a remote island in the middle of a vast lake, they are overjoyed.  (Sounds like a few explorers we know!)


But when they get there they discover they may not be alone… As a desperate battle for ownership of the island ensues, the real dangers of an adult world on the brink of war encroach on their paradise in the form of a mysterious pair of Russian spies hot on the tail of the enigmatic Jim Turner.


As the sleepy British summer is turned on its head, the children must learn skills of survival, responsibility, and the all-important value of friendship. Steeped in the wonder of a child’s imagination and set against the breath-taking backdrop of the Lakes, this is an exhilarating adaptation of a treasured classic.

Watch the trailer below and don’t forget to follow the film on Facebook!

To celebrate the release of the film we have also put together some Amazon and Swallow inspired top tips for den building, we just can’t wait to watch!

Join John, Susan, Tatty and Roger on their adventure and enter here for a chance to win a wonderful, wild weekend away.


Terms and Conditions:

The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages:

  • Win a 3 night weekend break at the Beautiful Hollin Bank Barn, Coniston (sleeps 6) –
  • Prize excludes school & bank holidays.
  • Prize to be taken within 12 months.
  • The winner must respond to The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages within 14 days or the prize will be fortified and The Coppermines & Lakes Cottages have the right to contact another winner.
  • The prize is a 3 night stay (Friday to Monday).
  • Entrants must be 18 to enter
  • Travel costs are not included in prize; winners own travel arrangements are to be made.
  • No cash alternative is available.

In conjunction with prize from Coniston Boating Centre:

  • Full day hire for up to six people in either a row boat, electric boat or sailing dinghy. Sailing is subject to being able to sail.
  • Must be redeemed weekend of stay.
  • No cash alternative

Enter here

© Secret Harbour Films / British Broadcasting Corporation / British Film Institute 2016