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Bowood House Adventure Playground

Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
44-1249-812102
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Swindon
Type: Playgrounds
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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
9 helpful votes 9 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

Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

First thing is upon entry there was a very nice smartly dressed chap walking down the line inviting season ticket holders through, I thought it was a nice touch and helped move things along. The amount of space is just massive! Four children with our group were thoroughly tired out which meant a great night's sleep for all. Very good... More

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

Hello Keith - many thanks for your review - I'm really pleased you had a "great family day out" with us. I will pass on your comment about straws on to the Café. Look forward to welcoming you again next year. More

Chatteris, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

The play area for the children is brilliant, the dads also can't stay off it! The grounds are lovely, my kids played in the waterfall and loved it, the cave bits are also fun. There is plenty to see and do, price isn't too bad, sadly though you are no longer allowed to take pictures while inside the house and... More

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

Hello David . Many thanks for your feedback - I'm really pleased that you had a really good day. It sounds like you got to see lots of the grounds as well as the playground. Part of the charm of Bowood House is that Lord and Lady Lansdowne still live here in the family home which is why not all... More

Pewsey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Took my 3 year old grandson for the Tractor Ted day, we both had a brilliant day out! Plenty of big machines to sit in, a very entertaining tractor display, a fantastic adventure playground with pirate galleon, tractor ride around the grounds and a small petting farm. All excellent value for money. Coffee shop service was painfully slow so you... More

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

Hello JudoLynn Many thanks for your feedback and I'm very please you had a lovely day with us (I brought my children to the Tractor Ted weekend too and it was lots of fun). I will feedback your comments about the speed in the café - it was a very busy weekend but apologies if you found it a little... More

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to Bowood House after reading the reviews. We were not disappointed, excellent day out for all the family. The adventure playground is fantastic for the children. The whole estate is immaculate and very well maintained. The house was very interesting. Plenty of places to dodge the showers! We sat and had our picnic by the caves and beautiful... More

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

Hello Tracy Thanks for your lovely comments - really pleased you had a good day. Sounds like you really made the most of the grounds by getting to the waterfall and cave as well as the playground and house itself. Hope you can come back and see us again before the end of the Summer. More

Colchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Reality good playground for the children. Pity some of the staff are more interested in chatting! Plenty of choice for a good age range. Very clean, but some items seem to be getting a little worn.

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

Hello Colchesterain - thanks for your feedback and I'm really please you all had 'great fun'. I will speak to the team re your comments about staff engagement (normally a strong point of ours). I will also take on board what you said about some elements being a little tired - it's been a busy summer with lots of children... More

Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Bowood is situated in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, I took my two children 4 and 10 .. Tractor tom was our first stop, kids loved it. What would of been nice if the 2 female staff members had interacted with the children instead of standing by the chicks chatting away the whole time we were there in the same place,we... More

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

Hello Gemma Sorry to hear that your day was not perfect. The staff are normally very attentive with our Tractor Ted visitors - apologies if that was not the case this time round. We will look into your other comments and make sure things are in order. It sounds like the children enjoyed the day but its a shame your... More

Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Really great adventure playground for the kids, my 2 children are 5 and 7 and they loved it! The cave and waterfall are great for exploring, quite a long walk for little ones. Beautiful gardens. So well kept. Quite well staffed around the play area. The only thing is the zip wire was not open for very long at all... More

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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 time with us and managed to explore so much of the grounds and Adventure Playground. We will take your comments back regarding the opening of the zip wire to our playground team and appreciate your posting them. More

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