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Bowood House Adventure Playground

Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
44-1249-812102
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Ranked #7 of 26 attractions in Swindon
Type: Playgrounds
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Fantastic gardens and a splendid house. The hotel was superb. All you could wish for when staying away from home. The golf course was a challenge and very enjoyable.

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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 stay at the Hotel and game of golf. It is a challenging course and we feel its condition this year is better than ever. So pleased you managed to see the House & Gardens during your stay and enjoyed your time with us... More

Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

I had the most wonderful experience at the beautiful Bowood! The setting blew me away! I don't think I have ever been to such a beautiful place! The staff were so friendly and could not do enough to make my experience at Bowood the best it can be! I would thoroughly recommend a day out at Bowood to all, it's... More

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

Thank you so much for your kind review of your visit to Bowood. It truly is a beautiful place at this time of year, we are delighted your niece had such a wonderful time exploring the Adventure Playground. Tractor Ted's Big Machine Weekend returns on 16th and 17th August which is also a great day out for families - with... More

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

lots and lots to see and good quality and reasonably priced food. Excellent for kids or the not so young. Lovely walk round the lake..

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

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again soon. More

Box, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had the most wonderful service, staff were attentive and friendly. Party food was great standard and well presented. Party room (pirate theme) was clean, fun and attractive. The adventure playground was out of this world and a good mixture of fun for all ages. Party was declared "the best ever". Would recommend for a hassle free fun-filled party.

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

Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are delighted you and your party enjoyed your day with us and were able to enjoy the Adventure Playground and all that Bowood has to offer to the full. We do hope we will welcome you again soon. More

Witney, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I have never seen flowers like that ! It is the heaven even if I do not know... I have spent five hours to explore the Rhododendrons garden. It is one of my best garden. Moreover the Bluebells were particularly beautiful on the ground. Red, Blue, White, Yellow ! A fantastic show of color ! You have two gardens: the... More

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

We are so pleased you were able to enjoy the Rhododendron Gardens. The display this year has been spectacular and is a magnificent sight surrounded by carpets of bluebells. We do hope you are able to visit the Gardens again next year. More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

so much to see and do. Plenty of places for the kids to run of steam and plenty for the parents to enjoy

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent visit. The extensive grounds are wonderful for children to run and play in and coupled with the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted's Little Farm give families an array of exciting things to see and do throughout their visit. We will look forward to welcoming you back to Bowood again soon. More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I went with my daughter in law and two grandchildren aged 4 & 2. The adventure playground was very good but mostly designed for older children. The soft play was ok but I've seen better designed ones especially when small children get stuck! The grounds were fantastic. We enjoyed the walks, the cave and the waterfall which was helped by... More

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

Thank you for your feedback about your recent visit to Bowood, the extensive grounds and Adventure Playground are wonderful places for children to run and play and the addition of Tractor Ted's Little Farm situated near the entrance and Temple Gate Coffee Shop is ideal for younger children, with animals to pet, mini tractor track and digger den. We do... More

Melksham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

my family went to Bowood and it was an expensive day out for not a lot. the café and restaurant are not very good and I would say take a packed lunch. not much to do for children under 5. if it did not cost so much I would go back again being local.

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

Thank you for your feedback on you recent visit to Bowood. Our season ticket provides excellent value for regular visitors, needing just over 4 visits to recover the cost and giving you access to the House & gardens for the rest of the season. Tractor Ted's Little Farm is very popular with younger children, with regularly changing farm animals for... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We lived 20 mins from here for many years but always visited the pub opposite. We had a great time on a lovely summers day. We spend 6 hours here and would gladly have spent more the lake, house grounds are all beautiful.Lovely restaurant for lunch. Go have a picnic....

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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 visit to Bowood. A summer day here is a magical experience, with terraces of flowers, immaculate lawns and wonderful views across Bowood Lake. We hope to welcome you back soon. More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Great all summer for the kids - excellent play area, but also fab to take them for a walk to go into the cave.

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

Thank you for your kind review. Bowood is perfect for children with so much to explore, so glad you discovered the cave - it is a marvellous experience for children. We hope to see you again soon. More

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