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Bowood House Adventure Playground

Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
44-1249-812102
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Ranked #8 of 26 attractions in Swindon
Type: Playgrounds
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Stockholm, Sweden
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The National Trust have set the bar very high when it comes to preserving Britain’s country houses and garden, but this privately owned property is certainly in the same league of high standards and even go one better. On arrival there is a lovely café, well positioned for a much need post travel refreshment/coffee. The playground is situated a very... More

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West Country
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30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Ok, it is not the cheapest house around, and being a NT card holder I had not ventured to it before. However, meeting grandparents there, so thought I would give it a try. I knew it had an adventure playground, and with a 6 and 4 year old we had to get that out of the way first. They were... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review. We are delighted you managed to explore the entire House & Gardens, the Adventure Playground is incredible fun for children and the walk to the caves and cascade with the view across Bowood Lake is a real treat not to be missed. We do hope to see you all back with us... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The playground was really exciting for kids of all ages but was also a safe environment. The playground benefitted from beautiful grounds and would be great for a pick nick.

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Bowood. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and found the vast range of activities available for children. We look forward to seeing you again - do try to join us Tractor Ted's Big Machine Weekend on 16th and 17th August. More

Ashton Keynes
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I visited here with my 3 year old son, primarily for the children's adventure playground. We had a great day and there was plenty for him (and I) to jump/swing/climb/slide on. The gardens and surroundings are beautiful. My only gripe is that, as we had no intention of visiting the house (I didn't fancy having to pay for anything a... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of your recent visit to Bowood. We are delighted you both enjoyed our extensive offering for children at the Adventure Playground, with so much to see and do; from the 200 acre park to Tractor Ted's Little Farm, caves, Cascade and walks it is very easy to spend an entire day here for just... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The house is interesting and the grounds extensive but not more so than most open spaces. There is a lot for children and families otherwise its just somewhere to walk by a lake. Cafe sandwiches did not look appealing. Wrapped in cling film. The hotel and spa with golf course are separate to the house so I can't comment on... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit to Bowood. There are some beautiful walks down to the Lake, Cascade and Temple with views across to Bowood House. The arboretum is spectacular with its arching trees high above and Bowood House contains a wonderful collection gathered over centuries of work across the globe. The Adventure Playground is as you say... More

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9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Fantastic gardens and a splendid house. The hotel was superb. All you could wish for when staying away from home. The golf course was a challenge and very enjoyable.

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent visit to Bowood. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel and game of golf. It is a challenging course and we feel its condition this year is better than ever. So pleased you managed to see the House & Gardens during your stay and enjoyed your time with us... More

Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I had the most wonderful experience at the beautiful Bowood! The setting blew me away! I don't think I have ever been to such a beautiful place! The staff were so friendly and could not do enough to make my experience at Bowood the best it can be! I would thoroughly recommend a day out at Bowood to all, it's... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of your visit to Bowood. It truly is a beautiful place at this time of year, we are delighted your niece had such a wonderful time exploring the Adventure Playground. Tractor Ted's Big Machine Weekend returns on 16th and 17th August which is also a great day out for families - with... More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

lots and lots to see and good quality and reasonably priced food. Excellent for kids or the not so young. Lovely walk round the lake..

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again soon. More

Box, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had the most wonderful service, staff were attentive and friendly. Party food was great standard and well presented. Party room (pirate theme) was clean, fun and attractive. The adventure playground was out of this world and a good mixture of fun for all ages. Party was declared "the best ever". Would recommend for a hassle free fun-filled party.

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are delighted you and your party enjoyed your day with us and were able to enjoy the Adventure Playground and all that Bowood has to offer to the full. We do hope we will welcome you again soon. More

Witney, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have never seen flowers like that ! It is the heaven even if I do not know... I have spent five hours to explore the Rhododendrons garden. It is one of my best garden. Moreover the Bluebells were particularly beautiful on the ground. Red, Blue, White, Yellow ! A fantastic show of color ! You have two gardens: the... More

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review

We are so pleased you were able to enjoy the Rhododendron Gardens. The display this year has been spectacular and is a magnificent sight surrounded by carpets of bluebells. We do hope you are able to visit the Gardens again next year. More

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