Days Out with the Kids in Wiltshire

Whether you are looking to hold a birthday party, entertain the family or wear out the children with some serious play time, we have something for everyone!

Please note: Bowood House & Gardens will reopen to Season Ticket Holders and Day Visitors on 1st April – 1st November 2021.
Day Visitors must book online in advance. Please note that not all facilities listed below will be available. We will continue to update via our website and social media channels.

Following Government Guidelines, please CLICK HERE to view a summary of the expected opening milestones, all are subject to any changes to the Government Guidelines.

Adventure Playground

An adrenaline-fuelled playground.

Children aged 12 and under can enjoy a range of activities from walking along the treetops on a series of aerial walkways to pushing themselves to new heights and taking the plunge down the famous 19ft vertical drop Space Dive. The playground is also equipped with balance beams, boat swings, trampolines and climbing frames.

Opening from 12th April 2021.


The Den - New

The Den, is our new attraction at Bowood House & Gardens, focused on activities for inquisitive under 4’s and intrepid under 7’s.

The barn will be transformed to host indoor, interactive play for our under 7 visitors – with opportunities to role play in a farm yard, farm shop and café, children can enjoy letting their imaginations run wild.

Outdoors, younger children will love to ride a new tractor trail specifically for under 4’s, giving them space to explore. At the same time, older children can enjoy their own completely new tractor trail, with a range of exciting features to test and entertain.

Children will also have the opportunity to build their own unique outdoor woodland den, with materials sourced from trees on the Estate, while the new low level ‘Tree Wall’ will offer an exciting climbing activity for under 7’s.

 The outdoor area of The Den will open on the 12th April. 

Birthday Parties

Celebrate at Bowood

The perfect birthday party package! Celebrate your child’s special day at Bowood House & Gardens and enjoy access to the Adventure Playground, Soft Play and themed party fun in the Gardeners’ Bothy.