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Bowood House Adventure Playground

Bowood House Derry Hill, SN11 0LZ, England
+44 1249 812102
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Fun time for kids

We took our very active 3 and 7 year old grandsons here on a lovely sunny day. It is ideal for the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beckington, United Kingdom
Young and Old

What do you do with a very lively Grandson for a day when you are 'getting on a bit'!! Answer take... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2017
Anthony J
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bowood House Derry Hill, SN11 0LZ, England
+44 1249 812102
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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
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

Thank wrightjw1
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
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here during the October half term. Not recommended for a rainy day. When we arrived there was ample parking and a nice cafe for a meeting point before and after visit. Maybe the gift shop should be held here too. The entrance and ticketing...More

Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I spent a couple of very pleasant couple of hours viewing the house and gardens and wandering lakeside and very often it was just me and the swans. The house is interesting and the grounds beautiful. Yes, there are great activities for children but they...More

Thank Big-G66
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Great fun. Boys loved the open space for a picnic. The large playground helped build their confidence at height and walk round the lake and house.

Thank James S
Reviewed 6 September 2016

our kids love it here, theres loads for them to do. Theres tree top adventure climbing, death slide, swings, boat swings, balance course, soft play, seesaw etc. Keeps them entertained for hours!

Thank N6442IAphilh
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great day out with the children, and there was enough in the adventure playground to keep them happy for several hours (except the space dive which was just a bit too daunting.) We brought a picnic and went for a walk in the...More

Thank azuremats
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Visited today was a nice day all in all, lovely walk around the grounds and looked in the house which had some interesting things in. The play park is good but really only aimed at older children 6+ not a lot there for younger ones....More

Thank pigpensmum
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