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  • Happy Half Term Holidays!

    Bivouac has re-opened now for 2014 and our site was full of happy families enjoying the activities we had lined up over the half term holidays.

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    During school holiday time we always have loads of activities lined up to keep your little (and big one’s!) entertained. From the messy bird feeder making workshop to crafts and nature trails there is something for all ages. Have a look at our Events and Activities page and see if there is something you fancy having a go at. We also have activities for adults running throughout the year - these courses are usually very popular so get booking!

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  • Bivouac in Winter!

    We are hard at work getting Bivouac ready for the new season in February. The Café continues to be open at weekends until Friday 6th February when we will then be open all week round. We are planning activities for the February Half Term - please see Indoor Activities for full details. We also have a Family Tree Planting Day on Tuesday 18th February 2014 between 11am and 3pm. Come along and give us a hand! Free tea and coffee for all workers!

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  • Twelve Days of Christmas Festive Trail

    Due to the success of our Festive Trail we are keeping this open until 1st January 2014!

    If you and your family have had enough of repeats on television and feel as though you could do with some exercise to work off all those mince pies and selection boxes, come and enjoy our Twelve Days of Christmas Festive Trail. Call into the Reception to get your map (children £3.00, adults free). The Trail is spread throughout the beautiful and peaceful Bivouac woodland which is part of the Swinton Park Estate. Explore the Druids Temple and climb amongst the stones. Then wander back to the Bivouac for a lovely hot chocolate. We are open every day excluding Christmas Day. Oh and it’s a good idea to bring wellies for everyone! On Christmas Eve we have Carols and Lunch in the Cafe and on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day a casserole lunch will be available - see Indoor Activities page for info. Happy Christmas everyone.

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  • Santa’s Elves Are Hard At Work!

    The Elves have been working like crazy to get everything ready for Santa on Saturday and Sunday! He will be visiting the Grotto at Bivouac on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd December from 10am until 4pm. Bookings are available - please ring 01765 535020 to book your slot or just turn up. We also have our fabulous Festive Trail in the Bivouac Woodland every day until 1st January. Make a day of it and come and do the Trail, visit Santa and have some festive food in our cafe. Tickets are £6.00 to visit Santa, receive a gift and do the Festive Trail.

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    One of Santa's elves at work!

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  • Come and enjoy our Festive Trail!

    Last weekend was the start of our Twelve Days of Christmas festive trail in the Bivouac Woodland. Due to its success we have decided to extend the trail to 1st January 2014 so that more people can enjoy it. Tickets are just £3.00 for children and adults are free. Get your tickets and map from reception. Please bring wellies for all as it can get a bit muddy in parts. The cafe will be open too so that you can get a steaming hot chocolate and a little treat from the cake selection or a full meal. On 21st and 22nd December Santa will be calling in to his grotto off the cafe. Tickets are £6.00 including the trail and Christmas gift from Santa. Check out our Calendar or Indoor Actiivities section on the website for all our events happening over thee Christmas season.

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  • It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

    This Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December is the start of our Festive Woodland Trail with loads of fun things to find. Join in on our take on the twelve days of Christmas! We have the same again on 21st and 22nd with Santa making an appearance in his Grotto off the Cafe. There will be festive food available and mulled wine. On Christmas Eve there will be a lunch in the Cafe with Carol singing. The festivities continue on Boxing Day when you could take a bracing walk in the Bivouac woodland to work off the excesses of Christmas Day, followed by Lunch in the Cafe. Don’t forget we have loads of lovely gifts in the Bivouac Shop for Christmas presents! See you soon.

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  • We did it - We won a White Rose Award

    Success was our’s last night when we won an award at the biggest tourism awards in the UK

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    Last night in Leeds we attended the White Rose Awards for 2013 as we were nominated for an award in the Caravan Holiday Park and Holiday Village category. We were very pleased and proud to have won recognition for all the hard work put in by everyone to make The Bivouac a success.

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  • Autumn Events now online

    We have a great list of events lined up for the Autumn season.

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    Have a look at the Events and Activities section on the website to see the full list of indoor and outdoor events taking place. There is a mix of events for children and adults - there will be something for everyone. Bookings are required and some courses are very popular so have a look and see if there is anything you fancy. Remember some of the events can be held on alternative dates if you can get a group together.

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