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, Pirate Ship Adventures to Tractor Trails and Wiltshire’s most famous Slide.

Bowood House & Gardens is open daily till 3rd November 2024. 

New opening hours will be: 10:30 – 17:30, last admissions 16:30.

Adventure Playground and The Den opening hours: 10:30 – 17:15 (Equipment locked from 17:00).

Please note: The Adventure Playground is only suitable for children aged 12 years and under. Older children are not allowed on the equipment, unless they are supervising a younger child. The famous Space Dive is for aged 12 years and under which has a 19ft vertical drop. The Flying Fox has a strict height limit of 130cm enforced. The Den and Activity Barn is suitable for children aged 7 years and under.

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES HOUR: On the first Saturday of every month throughout the season, we will be opening the Adventure Playground, The Den and Treehouse Café an hour earlier to visitors with additional needs or hidden disabilities. This session is inclusive to immediate family members or carers of those with a registered disability ticket. Opening from 9:30am. For more information, please contact our Management team at

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. There is also a Sand Pit for children to play in.


Tree Trail 1-8 at Bowood

While visiting us explore the Arboretum and discover these eight magnificent trees, with fun facts along the way.

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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.


Celebrate at Bowood

Celebrate your special day at Bowood House & Gardens and enjoy access to the Adventure Playground. Birthday parties available during Bowood’s open season.