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Bowood House Adventure Playground

Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
44-1249-812102
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Ranked #7 of 27 attractions in Swindon
Type: Playgrounds
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

First thing is upon entry there was a very nice smartly dressed chap walking down the line inviting season ticket holders through, I thought it was a nice touch and helped move things along. The amount of space is just massive! Four children with our group were thoroughly tired out which meant a great night's sleep for all. Very good... More

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Chatteris, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

The play area for the children is brilliant, the dads also can't stay off it! The grounds are lovely, my kids played in the waterfall and loved it, the cave bits are also fun. There is plenty to see and do, price isn't too bad, sadly though you are no longer allowed to take pictures while inside the house and... More

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

Hello David . Many thanks for your feedback - I'm really pleased that you had a really good day. It sounds like you got to see lots of the grounds as well as the playground. Part of the charm of Bowood House is that Lord and Lady Lansdowne still live here in the family home which is why not all... More

Pewsey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Took my 3 year old grandson for the Tractor Ted day, we both had a brilliant day out! Plenty of big machines to sit in, a very entertaining tractor display, a fantastic adventure playground with pirate galleon, tractor ride around the grounds and a small petting farm. All excellent value for money. Coffee shop service was painfully slow so you... More

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

Hello JudoLynn Many thanks for your feedback and I'm very please you had a lovely day with us (I brought my children to the Tractor Ted weekend too and it was lots of fun). I will feedback your comments about the speed in the café - it was a very busy weekend but apologies if you found it a little... More

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to Bowood House after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed, excellent day out for all the family. The adventure playground is fantastic for the children. The whole estate is immaculate and very well maintained. The house was very interesting. Plenty of places to dodge the showers! We sat and had our picnic by the caves and beautiful... More

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

Hello Tracy Thanks for your lovely comments - really pleased you had a good day. Sounds like you really made the most of the grounds by getting to the waterfall and cave as well as the playground and house itself. Hope you can come back and see us again before the end of the Summer. More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Reality good playground for the children. Pity some of the staff are more interested in chatting! Plenty of choice for a good age range. Very clean, but some items seem to be getting a little worn.

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

Hello Colchesterain - thanks for your feedback and I'm really please you all had 'great fun'. I will speak to the team re your comments about staff engagement (normally a strong point of ours). I will also take on board what you said about some elements being a little tired - it's been a busy summer with lots of children... More

Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Bowood is situated in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, I took my two children 4 and 10 .. Tractor tom was our first stop, kids loved it. What would of been nice if the 2 female staff members had interacted with the children instead of standing by the chicks chatting away the whole time we were there in the same place,we... More

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

Hello Gemma Sorry to hear that your day was not perfect. The staff are normally very attentive with our Tractor Ted visitors - apologies if that was not the case this time round. We will look into your other comments and make sure things are in order. It sounds like the children enjoyed the day but its a shame your... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really great adventure playground for the kids, my 2 children are 5 and 7 and they loved it! The cave and waterfall are great for exploring, quite a long walk for little ones. Beautiful gardens. So well kept. Quite well staffed around the play area. The only thing is the zip wire was not open for very long at all... 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 recent visit to Bowood. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and managed to explore so much of the grounds and Adventure Playground. We will take your comments back regarding the opening of the zip wire to our playground team and appreciate your posting them. More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

For adventurous older children or tiny ones, Bowood has great deal to see and do and really demands more than one visit.. The adventure playground is one of the most comprehensive you will find although to be brutally frank it is showing its age here and there and a refit would be of benefit. having said that I have no... More

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

Thank you for your recent review - we are delighted you clearly enjoy Bowood so much and have managed to see our beautiful rhododendron gardens - whilst only open for the flowering season April - June they have been at their most spectacular recently. The pleasure grounds are indeed absolutely spectacular at this time of year with the views from... More

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We bought a family ticket to Bowood House and Gardens for two adults and two children for £32.50, which we felt was great value for money considering the amount of time we ended up spending there! We decided to walk around the lake and House first (as we didn't feel confident we could drag the kids away from the playground!)... 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 seem to have had a wonderful time and managed to explore all that this beautiful Estate has to offer. It really is spectacular at this time of year. Thank you for your kind comments these will be fed back to the staff and... More

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Today we went to Bowood house and adventure playground. It was without question one of the best days out we have had. The adventure playground kept the children happy for hours and the lovely house and gardens were a delight for me and my wife to walk around. I particularly enjoyed the caves and waterfall. Many thanks to all at... More

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

Thank you so much for your review of your recent visit to Bowood. We are delighted your family had such a wonderful time and managed to explore everything this beautiful Estate has to offer. We do hope to see you again soon perhaps at Tractor Ted's Big Machine Weekend on 16th and 17th August. More

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