At-a-glance details

  • Dates9 February 2019 to 16 February 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside
  • Cost£170
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code19ETP104
  • AccommodationHome Farm Bunkhouse

About Swallows and Amazons

Help us restore our overgrown lake island to its intended state as part of this designed historic landscape.

Experience island life at Kedleston! Our lake island is a prominent feature in the Robert Adam designed landscape, and a place where very few get to set foot. Help us clear it of the vegetation that has taken over, returning it to its former glory. We'll be chopping and cutting back to uncover hidden archaeology and forgotten views. The week will also involve some bushcraft activities.

About the accommodation

Home Farm used to be the farm manager’s house for the Harpur Crewe family who ran the Calke Estate for many generations prior to the National Trust taking it on in the mid-1980s. This quiet setting gives good out-of-hours access to walks and encounters with the estate wildlife; badgers, deer and bats are all close neighbours. There is a large yard and grass area outside suitable for BBQs and games. Outdoor chairs and tables are provided. There is a well-equipped kitchen, four showers and storage radiators throughout. The nearest pub is a 2-mile walk through the park to Ticknall.

Notes for guests

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.


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