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Bowood House Adventure Playground

Address: Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
Phone Number: 44-1249-812102
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Ranked #7 of 57 things to do in Swindon
Type: Playgrounds, Nature & Parks, Fun & Games
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Type: Playgrounds, Nature & Parks, Fun & Games

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Swindon, England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

my daughter loves it here! It has an amazing play area but it's really for children under 12. There isn't a lot to do here for teenagers and adults unfortunately. Needs good weather as there's very little to do indoors. The house is quite interesting but not much of it is open. The grounds are nice to walk around. The... More 

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

Hello taliababe Thanks for your review - I'm really pleased your daughter loves it here. The playground is rather special but we do also have 100 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscapes and award winning gardens, various walks and trails plus the array of antiques and interesting artefacts in the House. We open again on March 27th - Its our 40th... More 

Calne, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have brought family here often during the summer as its close to home and a fairly fool proof day out. The adventure playground is extensive and caters to different ages, the scenery is pleasant to spend time in. Great place to take a picnic, and food can also be bought there in several places. Personally I would not go... More 

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

Hello Ruth M Many thanks for your kind review - I'm delighted you had a great time with us. We open again on March 27th for the season - I hope you can come back and see us soon. With kind regards. More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went here at the start of the summer, with a friend and my 4 year old son, firstly addmission price very reasonable , lots to do for my son the adventure playground WAS THE BEST I HAVE EVER SEEN......it was great and i could not get him off it, the only down side is keep an eye on your children... More 

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

Hello Hannah W Many thanks for your kind review - delighted you thought the adventure playground was 'the best you've ever seen'. We open again on March 27th for the season (until November 1st) - I hope you can come back and see us. Kind regards More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Bowood is a wonderful place for families with young children. The adventure playground is great for adults too who have to accompany young children!!!!! Great

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

Hello David B Many thanks for your kind words - glad you enjoyed visiting us at Bowood House. We open again for the season on March 27th - hope you can visit us again. Kind regards More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We thought it was not only a wonderful place for the children to play but lovely grounds for the adults as well

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

Hello Kimannie54 Many thanks for your nice review - as you say Bowood is a lovely place for both adults and children. We open again on March 27th next year - hope you can pay us another visit. Kind regards More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have had a lovely day out at Bowood, all staff were lovely, we did the halloween train which was nice and the children received a bag of sweets each. It was lovely and sunny and not too busy :o)

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

Hello Hbeety Many thanks for your nice comments - really glad you had a good day with us over half term. The House and Gardens opens again on March 27th, 2015 - hope you can come back and see us then. Kind Regards More 

Cricklade, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Bowood House is a fantastic place to take kids. There is so much to do and the grounds are great for exploring. My children loved the cascade and played in the water for ages. The playground is amazing and you could spend a whole day there and not get bored.

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

Hello 57Shelley57 Thank you for your lovely review - I'm pleased you had a good day with us. Do come back and see us soon - we close for the winter on the last Sunday of Half term but open again on March 27th next year. Kind regards More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went to Bowood when it was sunny and the entrance is right by the car park and next door to the coffee shop, very good as they have toilets in there, Just inside the entrance there is an area for animals so you can get close to them, and the Adventure park is very close as well to let... More 

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

Hello Bobby916 - many thanks for your review - I'm really pleased you had a good day with us. It sounds like you got to see lots of the grounds which is great. You are correct that the house is still lived in and that is why it is not all open to the public (but hopefully the extensive grounds,... More 

Cheltenham
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were a party of four adults (all hungover) and five children aged 7 to 12 all excited to see each other, and one dog. The kids loved the adventure playground (even the youngest) although the Mr Whippy ran out. The coffee was ok and did the job. The only downside was that we thought we could bring the dog... More 

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

Hello MarkECheltenham Many thanks for your feedback - I'm really pleased you enjoyed the adventure playground. Sorry about Mr Whippy running out - I will pass on to the catering team. Yes we don't allow dogs in as there are lots of sheep in the surrounding fields and not all children are keen on other people's dogs. You said you... More 

Portugal Cove, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

could spend all day here and not see it all .the gardens are a sight to see ,they are kept in lovely condition ,the house is one that is not to be missed ,there are guides all through the house to tell you all about it ,all the rooms were kept well in order .it is well worth taking the... More 

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

Hello berbara-13 Thanks for your lovely feedback - really pleased you had a great day with us. Hope you can visit us again soon. More 

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