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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
PhilipBaylay
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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

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

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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Swindon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 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 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 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 

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

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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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