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Bowood House Adventure Playground

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Address: Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
Phone Number: 44-1249-812102
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Good day out

I've never been here before but it's such a beautiful place. We spent the day with the grandchildren going around the farm area, play area and walking in the grounds. It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've never been here before but it's such a beautiful place. We spent the day with the grandchildren going around the farm area, play area and walking in the grounds. It was a brilliant day. I think they should have more toilets nearer to each play area as it was quite a walk to find them in some places. Entry... More 

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Calne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

A beautiful home in a grand setting, Bowood house and gardens just outside Calne in Wiltshire is a popular venue for locals and visitors. Fabulous grounds with shaded walks through leafy avenues, beautiful lakes to sit beside and picnic in a setting that takes you back to a time when the pace was slower and allows the present to drift... More 

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

I particularly like the Golf course although that is not all there is to offer a family on a day out, There are facilities for all the family at Bowood.

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

Hello Ken G Many thanks for your review - The Golf Club is normally reviewed under a separate account for Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort rather than under here (this account is for the Adventure Playground) but as you say in your review - there is lots to do at Bowood from rounds of golf to spa treatments, to... More 

Bicester, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Had been wanting to visit for a while and finally made it yesterday with friends. Greatly enjoyed by all - young and old. Very much enjoyed the house visit and a guide in the house (a man) - sadly did not remember his name was fantastic in explaining the Library and Oxygen room to my two children- aged 7 and... More 

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

Hello Darren F Many thanks for your lovely review - I'm glad you and the family had a great day with us. Our staff keep a pretty watchful eye on the playground at all times but I will certainly pass on your comments about the drop slide and children climbing in the netting. Thanks again and I hope you can... More 

England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great place for a good day out, big adventure playground caters for all ages of kids. Plenty to see and do the house is lovely. Gardens are fantastic. All very well kept staff are very friendly and helpful.

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

Hello Mandy G Many thanks for your lovely review. I pass on all feedback to Lord Lansdowne and he will be delighted that you enjoyed your day with us so much. Hope you can come back and see us soon. With kind regards. More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is the largest, safest playground I have ever visited in this country. My granddaughter visits fairly often and I was very impressed. The range of equipment for all ages is impressive, with at least three slides of varying heights, lots of aerial walkways (with safety nets), zip-wires (not very high) and swings, etc. There are picnic tables but also... More 

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

Hello Gillyjasper Many thanks for your kind review - I'm delighted you and your granddaughter had a lovely day with us. Regarding your comments on price - we check our prices against lots of local visitor attractions and find them very competitive - especially as there is so much available here all included in the entry fee - from award... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A really great adventure playground which suited our children of various ages from 4-15 and a lovely field area to enjoy your pic-nic. Loved the death slide! High walk ways were lots of fun too. Would be great if there were toilets there too and shame the flying fox/zip-wire was not working. Took time to visit the house and the... More 

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

Hello Ruthsweekend2011 Many thanks for your review - I'm pleased you had a good day with us. You mentioned toilets for the playground which are situated at the back of the admissions area a few yards away and also down at the House. I think the flying foxes may have been having some repair work done to keep them in... More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The adventure playground was ideal for our 8 year old grandson, who spent all day on the death slide, and our 4 year old granddaughter, who spent her time on the aerial walkway. Facilities - lawns, picnic tables and toilets - are excellent, the house is gorgeous and the grounds, walkways, shrubberies, etc are superb. Staff are attentive and friendly.... More 

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

Hello Tony H Many thanks for your lovely review - I am really pleased you and your grandchildren enjoyed your day at Bowood so much. If you are able to come back we have a Police Dog Show this weekend and Tractor Ted's big weekend on August 15 and 16 (both events are included in the normal admission fee). With... More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The grounds & house & lake & play areas are great. Plenty of open space to run around & settle down for a picnic. Secure play area as they have safety staff on hand.

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

Hello Hannajabba01 Many thanks for your lovely review - I'm delighted you had a good day with us. We have a couple of events coming up that you might be interested in - a Police Dog weekend on August 1st and 2nd and Tractor Ted's Big Machinery weekend on August 15th and 16th. With kind regards. More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

What a brilliant place for children. Grandaughter & Granddad day so much to do stretching childrens sense of danger in a totally safe way. Soft play area was small but good but the adventure playground brilliant all the kids were running riot with no problem. Go and let the kids blow off some steam instead of playing computer games

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

hello dunc62 Many thanks for your lovely review - I'm really pleased you and your Granddaughter enjoyed your visit to Bowood. I hope you can come back and visit again before the end of the season (we are open daily until November 1st). With kind regards. More 

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