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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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Best playground ever

Amazing playground, great slides, very adventurous but certainly very safe. They even have attendants to help your young ones out if they are struggling.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
Bamfs
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

Amazing playground, great slides, very adventurous but certainly very safe. They even have attendants to help your young ones out if they are struggling.

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

Hello Bamfs Many thanks for your kind review - really pleased you and the kids enjoyed the adventure playground. We are open until November 1st so do try and come back and see us soon. With kind regards More 

Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Was recommended this place by an old work colleague who said my kids (5 & 8) would love it. Went in Easter hols on a fantastic day weather-wise (20 C and sunny). Took picnic which we had whilst sat in lovely grounds of Bowood House as soon as we got there. I had designs on seeing a bit more of... More 

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

Hello Gareth J Many thanks for your great review - really pleased you had a lovely day with us. We are open until November 1st so do try and come back to see us again soon. With kind regards More 

Stourbridge, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

So much for the kids to explore, adventure playground with slides and pirate ship, baby animals in tractor teds farm, waterfall and caves in the gardens. We also stayed at the hotel on the estate which was very nice indeed. Bistro menu a bit limited for dinner though.

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

Hello Andrew G Many thanks for your lovely review - sounds like you had a great time enjoying all that Bowood has to offer. Sorry you thought the Brasserie menu was a bit limited for dinner - it is a slightly simpler selection than the more formal Shelburne restaurant but there is normally something on there for all tastes. Hope... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We spent the afternoon here and our daughter loved it. Loads for the kids to do and the adults had fun too. Would be good if there were more trampolines though as you're only allowed one on at a time.

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

Hello Angela C Many thanks for your nice review - I'm really pleased that you and your daughter enjoyed your day at Bowood. We are open until November 1st so do try and come back and see us over the Summer. With kind regards More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My school took us to the Bowood Play Area and everyone really enjoyed it. All of the attractions were open and fully functional. A great day out!

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

Hello St_Kedi Thanks for your nice review about your school trip - I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. I hope you can come back with the family over the summer - we are open until November 1st. With kind regards More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a fantastic day out for the family. So much to do and in a safe environment for kids. We loved it so much we got a season ticket! My 3 year old loved the adventure playground and beautiful walks around the lake. He loved the grotto and waterfall and we did too. Fantastic range of gluten free snacks... More 

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

Hello Kathy R Many thanks for your lovely review and great that you have bought a season ticket. I hope you enjoy many visits to Bowood over the summer. Regards David More 

London
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This playground has it all: fantastic adventure for older kids, excellent and plentiful activities for the little ones and a good cafe right on sight. It has just the right amount of adventure and 'risk' to keep the kids really happy. We come back every year and enjoy it more each time.

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

Hello moushy Many thanks for your lovely review - I'm really pleased you and the family enjoy coming to Bowood so much. Hope you can come back again soon. Regards David More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I thought it was expensive for what it was tbh. For myself and 2 kids it was £24 entrance fee and for the kids it was just a few slides and climbing nets and a few wooden swing boats which were mostly already occupied. Some of the slides were connected by very high balancing beams with safety nets which my... More 

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

Hello nasher_12 Thanks for your review - I'm pleased you liked the grounds but sorry if we were a bit busy for the children to really enjoy the playground - the early season weather has certainly brought people out of their winter slumber. You didn't mention if you visited Tractor Ted's Little Farm which is perfect for younger children and... More 

Witney, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful grounds for walking and picnics. Two nice places to eat. Best adventure play I have seen with plenty for all ages. Drop slide in a barn like structure kept kids occupied for ages 12 and under. We did go in the house which was interesting but smaller than I thought. Good day out and free parking.

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

Hello fussytraveller40 Many thanks for your kind review - I'm really pleased you had a good day with us. We are open until November 1st so I hope you are able to visit again later in the year. With kind regards More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Always a great day ,been doing it for years.Go see the gardens and house, spectacular. And if your healthy go find the waterfall totally brill.

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

Hello farmerbobsherbs - thanks for your lovely review (and for using the word 'Brill' which I haven't heard for years). We open again for the season on March 27th - do come back and see us again. Kind regards More 

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