Days Out with the Kids in Wiltshire

Whether you are looking to entertain the whole family or wear out the children with some serious playtime, we have something for everyone! From Den Building, Tree Wall Climbing, Pirate Ship Adventures to Tractor Trails and Wiltshire’s most famous Slide.

Bowood House & Gardens is now closed for the season, reopening on 1st April 2022. 

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.


The Den

The Den, is our brand 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.


Soft Play

Children’s Soft Play Area

The Soft Play Area will not reopen and will remain closed. 

We have taken the decision to permanently close the Soft Play at the end of 2021. While we understand that this has been a popular play area for some of our younger visitors, the opening of the Jumping Pillows and Activity Barn will be exciting additions to the Bowood experience.



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. Available during Bowood’s open season only.

More details coming soon. Please register your interest, by emailing