To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1974 Swallows and Amazons film, the cast are reuniting at the Windermere Jetty Museum on June 29 and 30.

Six of the original cast and crew including Suzanna Hamilton, Sophie Neville, Simon West and Kit Seymour are heading the reunion, alongside scriptwriter David Wood, make-up artist Peter Robb-King and other members of the cast.

The fun-filled, family centric weekend is organised by the Arthur Ransome Society, utilising the picturesque lakeside of Windermere Jetty Museum.

It provides a unique opportunity for fans to interact with the cast, listen to their stories, and delve into the secrets of the 50 filming process.

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The two original boats used in the film will be a part of the celebration, offering the thrill of sailing in 'Amazon'.

Commemorations will comprise free events throughout the weekend such as crafts for kids, artwork displays, a 'swallows' camp, a folk concert, and film screenings.

An insightful conversation with the cast and crew about their experiences in film making is also on the cards.

Cognizant of the legacy of Arthur Ransome, there will be a display of chosen artworks by Karen Babayan from her touring exhibition, Swallows and Armenians.

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There will also be a display focusing on the life story of the celebrated author himself.

The characters in the original book, published in 1929, were inspired by his friend's children which was a family from Syria called Altounyan.

'Mavis', the model for Amazon is still owned by the Altounyan family, will be displayed for attendees.

Direct descendants of the four Altounyan children will also join the event.

The event kicks off at 10am on Saturday, June 29 and is on till 6:30pm.

It then continues on the Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

Though the event is free, visitors are advised to get an admission ticket to the museum to enhance their experience.

The museum offers 30-minute heritage boat trips at a charge, with tickets available at the front desk on the day of the event.