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Bowood House Adventure Playground

Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
44-1249-812102
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Ranked #9 of 26 attractions in Swindon
Type: Playgrounds
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86 reviews 86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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Ashton Keynes
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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

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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

so much to see and do. Plenty of places for the kids to run of steam and plenty for the parents to enjoy

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit. The extensive grounds are wonderful for children to run and play in and coupled with the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted's Little Farm give families an array of exciting things to see and do throughout their visit. We will look forward to welcoming you back to Bowood again soon. More

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