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 opens for the 2023 season from 1st April – 1st November. 

10:00 – 17:00, last admissions 16:00

May Half Term - Tree Trail at Bowood

This May Half Term, collect a ‘Trees at Bowood’ booklet at admissions on arrival and explore the Arboretum to discover eight magnificent trees, with fun facts along the way. Included in Bowood House & Gardens Day Ticket admissions.

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, Jumping Pillows, and climbing frames.


The Den

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

The Activity Barn host’s 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 tractor trail giving them space to explore, 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. There is also a Sand Pit for children to play in.


Wildlife at Bowood

Discovering the great outdoors at Bowood

See what birds you can spot around the grounds within this Bird Spotting Guide.

Download the guide as a PDF.

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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.