The Cart Shed at Swallow’s Nest is perfect for children of all ages.

Our Woodland Hut can sleep up to two small children.

With four children of our own, we know the sort of things you need when you go away on holiday. Just tell us the ages of your children and we can provide you with much of what’s needed to keep them happy, safe and entertained (see list of equipment below).

You will find books and games in both the Cart Shed and the Woodland Hut and DVDs in the Cart Shed.

You are also welcome to use our themed activity boxes during your stay. 


“Our slightly older children (13 and 10) loved being allowed the independence to go into the woodland where a hammock and fire pit have been set up - all felt very safe.”

“Finding the fairy garden in the woods added to the pleasure of the holiday.”

Get to know our friendly hens, feed them some corn and collect freshly laid eggs.

Enjoy the hammock in our private woodland, toast marshmallows over the fire pit, build a den in the woods or make a tiny house for a woodland elf with whatever you can scavenge.

“There’s lots to do around the area…”

Within a few miles there are rocks and coves to explore, sandy beaches, donkey rides, places to visit and free museums. We recommend that you visit www.whattodowiththekids and www.visithullandeastyorkshire for more details, but here are a few of our favourites:

The long flat sands of Fraisthorpe Beach

The caves and rock pools at Flamborough and North Landing

Delicious homemade ice cream at Mr. Moos

The adventure playground, zoo and summertime activities at Sewerby Hall

Bondville Model Village for its tiny models and cliff top cafe

Honeysuckle Farm for hands on farm experience and huge bales of straw to play on

William's Den - the fantastic new adventure attraction just 30 minutes drive from Swallow's Nest

The Deep - one of the most spectacular aquariums in the world.

We can provide the following equipment:

Travel cot and bedding

High chair

Booster seat for dining chair

Cutlery, plastic bowls and mugs

Bathroom step

Bath toys


Themed activity boxes