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“Expensive for not much to do” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Bowood House Adventure Playground

Bowood House Adventure Playground
Calne, Swindon SN11 0LZ, England
44-1249-812102
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Swindon
Type: Playgrounds, Outdoors
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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“Expensive for not much to do”
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.

Visited November 2013
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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
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 children to pet and a tractor track and digger den for outdoor play, there is also a dedicated area for younger children situated in the Adventure Playground. Our regular events during school holidays are also a draw for families and include Tractor Ted's Big Machine Weekend on 16th and 17th August as well as nature trails for children to discover animals and plants throughout the grounds.
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant Day”
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....

Visited June 2013
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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
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.
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“Summer fun”
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.

Visited August 2013
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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
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.
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“Amazing day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Great place to take the family. Fun for all ages. The cost isn't bad if you make a full day of it. Take a picnic along and get stuck in for the day. Loads to do and great for imagination for the little ones ( ok and adults to hehe) perfect for a day trip whether you live local or are on holiday. Nice and clean.

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Bowood H, Marketing Director at Bowood House Adventure Playground, responded to this review, June 10, 2014
Thank you for your feedback about your day at Bowood. It is the perfect place for a full day out, with so much to see and do - from exploring the immaculate grounds and gardens, to the Adventure Playground wit hits life sized pirate ship, Tractor Ted's Little Farm and Bowood House with its extensive art collection and exciting discoveries for children including where Dr Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas and Napoleon's Death Mask. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
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“A chilled day out in beautiful surroundings”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Gorgeous stately home with huge outdoor adventure playground. Take a picnic and relax whilst your children amuse themselves where you can see them. Then take a walk down past the house to the lake and explore the little caves. The ground floor of the house is open as well - it has a delightful family chapel and very well stocked gift shop. You can only do this if the weather is dry and fairly warm! A recommended day out!

Visited August 2013
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