Swallows and Amazons (2016)

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Four children (the Swallows) on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons). In the meantime, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit.


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  • Orla Hill, Seren Hawkes, Dane Hughes, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, Bobby McCulloch, and Hannah Jayne Thorp in Swallows and Amazons (2016)
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  • Kelly Macdonald, Orla Hill, Dane Hughes, Teddie-Rose Malleson-Allen, and Bobby McCulloch in Swallows and Amazons (2016)
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23 August 2016 | Rollins72
Absolutely delightful
This rainy day emergency activity last weekend turned out to be the best decision of the holidays. Based on the Arthur Ransome classic with a slightly altered plot, it was a bit slow to get started, but once the main family arrive in the lakes the kids' adventure begins and my two were on the edge of their seats.

The scenery is breathtaking (without any special effects) and for the kids the sense of a REAL adventure must be inspiring. The Walker family children (Swallows) are allowed to go and camp on an island in the middle of a lake and basically fend for themselves. Once on the island it becomes clear that they're not alone and soon war is declared with two local pirate girls (Amazons). The kids catch fish, play with fire, shoot bows and arrows. There is no need to add superheroes or special effects, real life is adventurous enough.

There are some great funny moments, a couple of which had the whole audience in stitches.

Thoroughly recommended, even if it's not raining!!

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