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Bowood House Adventure Playground

Bowood House Derry Hill, SN11 0LZ, England
+44 1249 812102
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Day out with Grandkids

I won a family ticket on a tourist site so saved it for when we had the grandkids (2 & 5) for the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
cga00
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Corsham, United Kingdom
Kids loved it, which meant we did too!

Our 4 and 9 yo kids are pretty active and love a challenge, so we went to Bowood House and Garden... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben F
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Please note Bowood House is currently closed for the Winter Season and will re-open on March 25th, 2016. Renowned as one of the biggest and best adventure playgrounds in the South of England. Huge slides, rope walks, a large pirate galleon plus swings, flying foxes and the famous 'Drop' slide. Set in a beautiful 2,000 acre country estate and the entry fee also includes access to Bowood House, gardens and famous 'Capability' Brown landscape. There is also a superb hotel on the same estate making Bowood an ideal family retreat during the open season (late March - early November).
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  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“all ages” (14 reviews)
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Bowood House Derry Hill, SN11 0LZ, England
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+44 1249 812102
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I won a family ticket on a tourist site so saved it for when we had the grandkids (2 & 5) for the weekend. We've visited before and the grounds are beautiful and well kept. The house is also nice but there's not too much...More

Thank cga00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our 4 and 9 yo kids are pretty active and love a challenge, so we went to Bowood House and Garden for the Adventure Playground (and other farm / play activities). It is safe to say that we were in no way disappointed - kids’...More

Thank Ben F
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

I visited bowood house with 3 friends. We had a lovely relaxing day in the spa and pool and treated ourselves to 2 treatments each as part of a package which was thoroughly enjoyed. Dinner in the eve was amazing, staff were very attentive. I...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Great place for children to have fun ,plenty of space ,safe climbing equipment. Tables for picnics . Take a day to enjoy the play area ,tractor Ted for younger children and enjoy the house and garden areas in a lovely setting. Plenty of parking. Good...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Kill 4/5/6/7 hours here for a good price. The kids love the size of the playground and there's different things for all ages. Parents sit around with picnics as the children go wild around you on the climbing frames, indoor death slide, the sailing ship...More

Thank Phoebe L
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Bowood is a great day out for all the family. A little something for everyone.. adventure, farm animals, history and beautiful grounds. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

We took our very active 3 and 7 year old grandsons here on a lovely sunny day. It is ideal for the up to teenage years children. There are lots of adventure activities for the 2 to 11 year olds, admittedly mostly outdoors so a...More

1  Thank ScenerySteve
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

What do you do with a very lively Grandson for a day when you are 'getting on a bit'!! Answer take him to Bowood. We did on the first day of opening for the season!! We arrived at 11.00 am and had to drag 'sonny...More

2  Thank Anthony J
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

the HUGE Adventure Playground is great fun for children and there are plenty of enjoyable activities for all the family. The Death Slide is scary at first but when you get used to it, you can never seem to get your children off it! There...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2016

We visited this summer as a stop off from the M4 with a family ageing from 3 to 75 and there was something for everyone. The youger ones enjoyed the farm animals, climbing apparatus and extra 'Olympic' events that were available to try when we...More

Thank Steve_105
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