The upcoming film Swallows and Amazons adds to the usual family fun at Cowes Week family day, 7 August. It will feature ‘back to basics’ outdoor activities featured in the film as part of the Studiocanal and Visit England partnership celebrating The Great Swallows and Amazons Summer.
The enchanting film, in cinemas from 19 August, brings to life the classic novel by Arthur Ransome, telling the tale of the Walker children’s summer holiday in the Lake District, sailing, camping and fishing. Now, families can create their own Swallows and Amazons Adventure by joining in with activities inspired by the film in Cowes.
Children can learn a range of useful ‘seamanship’ skills with the Sea Cadets and watch footage from the film before it’s out, presented by the film’s producer Nick Barton. A huge tug of war will take place, Swallows vs Amazons, cheered on by spectators.
There will be Swallows or Amazons face painting, giveaways and the chance to get a fun photo with the real Swallow boat featured in the film, which will be on Cowes Parade.
As well as enjoying the activities at Cowes Week – the biggest sailing event in the British Summer calendar – you can see what other activities to take part in by visiting our attractions page to find your favourite.