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 are open daily from 11am.
Day Visitors must book online in advance. Please note that not all facilities listed below may 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.

The Adventure Playground is open. Please note: the Ball Pit, Flying Fox and Soft Play will remain closed, until further notice.


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.

 The Outdoor area of The Den is now open, we are unable to open the indoor Activity Barn at this time. However the Activity Barn will open for the 2022 Season. 


Soft Play

Children’s Soft Play Area

A fun, safe indoor soft play area, featuring an infinity pool and a separate area for toddlers.

The Soft Play Area will remain closed.




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.

Please note: We are unable to offer Birthday Parties at this time. Please register your interest, by emailing