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Adventure Playground & Soft Play Area

Adventure Playground

Set within the hundred acres of pleasure gardens surrounding Bowood House in Wiltshire, is one of the most exciting adventure playgrounds in the South West of England.

Children can spend a great day out at Bowood developing their imagination whilst challenging themselves on a series of aerial walkways; a full size pirate galleon called the ‘Centaur’, trampoline and a Flying Fox. There are several steep slides, flume tubes, a huge scramble net and perhaps the most famous and popular of all, the space dive with a thrilling 19 foot vertical drop (known locally in Wiltshire as the death slide).

For those not quite so daring, the Adventure Playground at Bowood also contains swing boats, a Wendy House, ball pool, see-saws, swings and sand pit.  For the under 7s there is the ‘Partridge Play Pen’ which includes log bridges, swinging log steps, stepping stones and balancing beams.


Video of our Adventure Playground


Please Note: The Adventure Playground is only suitable for children aged 12 and under.  Use by persons over 12 years is not allowed except for parents/guardians accompanying small children.

Soft Play

The Soft Play Area at Bowood provides a safe, dry and fun environment for younger children (up to 1m in height). Equipped with a ball pool, slide, spinning discs and rope walks, the 1,500 square foot area is on two levels where children can enjoy themselves for hours. Adults can sit and relax with a coffee while the children burn off their seemingly endless energy!