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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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Perfect for entertaining the kids and a picnic

Very large outdoor equipment, ideal for children 5 upwards I'd say, albeit with some adult help in places (which is a great excuse to get up there with them. We visited twice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Leamington Spa England
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very large outdoor equipment, ideal for children 5 upwards I'd say, albeit with some adult help in places (which is a great excuse to get up there with them. We visited twice in a week while on holiday locally and never made it round any of the grounds or house because there was enough to occupy us solely in the... More 

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Tidworth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This place is absolutely beautiful. We took our two children mainly for the adventure playground. I was so surprised by the beautiful surrounding gardens, lake and waterfall. You could have a picnic and just spend the day sunbathing if the weather is good. There is a little farm area that smaller children will love and the adventure playground is amazing... More 

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

Hello chalit16 Many thanks for your lovely review - it really sounds like you got to enjoy all the things that Bowood has to offer inside and out. I hope you can visit us again - we are open until November 1st. With kind regards More 

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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great place if its a sunny day. Huge outdoor pay area and well made park. Kids have a good time here

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

Hello Aditya S Many thanks for your review - I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit and the children enjoyed the playground. If you get chance to visit us again don't forget we also have award winning gardens, Tractor Ted's Little Farm and an Historic House full of interesting artefacts. With kind regards] More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great adventure playground, pity it doesn't open a little earlier as half the day has gone by eleven. Still the children loved it.

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

Hello PhilipBaylay many thanks for your review - really pleased the children loved it here at Bowood. I will pass on your comments about the opening times but we need time to get the facilities ready in the morning and there is much work for the gardeners to do before guests arrive. I hope you can visit us again during... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Very good place to visit, with or without children. The house is interesting, but well worth the extra cost to visit the abbey. The restaurant at the house was reasonably priced.

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

Hello DaveGB Many thanks for your review - I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. I see that you come from Southampton so it might be worth checking out our beautiful boutique hotel and spa just a few hundred yards across the Bowood Estate next time you visit.. Thanks again With kind regards More 

Andover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Lovely place to go with family and friends or even as a couple. The house and grounds are wonderful to walk around, there is a pitch black caves to go through, a beautiful waterfall to sit next too and a lake with some very large fish. The adventure park is amazing, it has a drop slide which the kids loved... More 

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

Hello Heros83 Many thanks for your lovely review and for the recommendation. It sounds like you made the most of your visit by seeing much of the extensive grounds as well as the adventure playground - I'm really pleased you and the family enjoyed it. Hope you can come back and see us again this season (we close on November... More 

Swindon
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

really lovely place for walks (both short or longer ones), adventures to get kids tired while parents relax on the lawn with noise-cancellation headphones (you'll need some if you stay close to playground). House itself has pretty nice collection of pictures and miniatures

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

Hello David S Many thanks for your review - I'm really pleased you had a good day with us. Yes - children do love it here and can make lots of noise in all the excitement but I hope you were able to find a peaceful spot within the 2,000 acres we have here. I Hope you can return to... More 

swindon wiltshire
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

lovely place to visit not good if you cant walk far though the views of the garden are stunning the waterfall need better signs as we ended up going the wrong way and down some dangerous steps . the food in the restaurant looked very unappetizing and expensive so we went for a sandwich and sausage roll bad idear the... More 

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

Hello alifay23 Many thanks for your review - I'm pleased you enjoyed your day with us and will pass on your comments about signage to the team at the House and Gardens. I'm disappointed that you didn't love our food - we are trialling a lovely artisan bread with virtually no preservatives that does tend to last less time than... More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Amazing day out, so restful and peaceful, unless you bring the kids in which case, they get exhausted and you have the peace. Part of the amazing day out is the fantastic Lunch in the main house , "The Stable restaurant" Lovely hot and cold buffet. very reasonable price. Lovely gardens on the terraces and the gardeners work at it... More 

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

Hello Derek F Many thanks for your lovely review - I'm really pleased you had an 'amazing day out' with us. You are right - most of the grounds you can see have been landscaped - 'Capability Brown' created it 250 years ago and next year marks the Tercentenary of his birth - we will be part of the celebration... More 

Raipur, India
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is the place we would love to visit again, my son loved this place a-lot. A real adventure play ground. There are so many things to do and places to visit. This is very nice maintained.

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

Hello ritu_rpr Thanks you for your lovely review - I'm really pleased you and your son enjoyed the Bowood adventure playground. I hope you are able to visit us again in the future. With kind regards More 

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Address: Address: Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
Phone Number: 44-1249-812102
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon

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