Children of up to 12 years can enjoy themselves all day at the Adventure Playground!
Scramble nets to rope bridges…
From climbing up the scramble net to crossing the rope bridges and racing down steep slides, children can spend countless hours exploring all the Adventure Playground has to offer. With a range of equipment across varying heights.
The playground is perfectly suited to children up to 12 years old.
Located in the heart of the Adventure Playground is a life-size pirate galleon.
With rigging to climb, portholes to spy through and a watchtower looking out across the whole of the Playground, children can spend hours being swashbuckling adventurers.
Children can walk along the treetops on a series of aerial walkways.
Children can explore the Adventure Playground and push themselves to new heights by climbing huge scramble nets, balancing on beams and choosing from several thrilling slides.
For the under 7’s…
Located just behind the Adventure Playground is the Under 7’s Partridge Play Pen. Here you will find a range of boat swings, a Wendy House, and ball pit along with a new jumping pillow. This area is perfectly suited to younger children.
Zoom through the Adventure Playground on the Flying Fox.
For children under 130cm, for safety reasons the Flying Fox can only operate during dry weather.
NEW for 2022, two new Jumping Pillows one for the over 7’s located near the Pirate Ship and another smaller Jumping Pillow for the under 7’s, located behind the Adventure Playground next to the Wendy House and the under 7’s area.
Bowood House & Gardens will reopen for the 2023 season from 1st April – 1st November.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 with last admissions at 16:00 daily.
Treehouse Café opens from 9:30 – 17:00
Bowood House & Gift Shop opens from 10:00 – 16:30 last entry at 16:00
Adventure Playground and The Den closes at 16:45
2023 Day Ticket Prices:
Available to purchase online HERE
Is there an age restriction in the Adventure Playground?
The Adventure Playground is only suitable for children aged 12 and under. Older children are not allowed on the equipment, unless they are supervising a younger child.
Is the Adventure Playground supervised?
Parents and Guardians are responsible for the supervision of their children whilst in the Adventure Playground and in all other areas of the Bowood Estate. During school holidays and weekends, staff will be on duty in the Playground to offer assistance when required, however, responsibility for supervision remains the responsibility of the parents and guardians.
Is all equipment open when it rains?
The House, Gardens and Activity Barn are unaffected by inclement weather. The Flying Fox (zip wire) and large outdoor slides in the Adventure Playground are closed during heavy rain for health & safety reasons. There is no age restriction on the Flying Fox, however a strict height limit of 130cm is enforced.
For more information regarding or facilities, please call: 01249 812 102 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I travel to Bowood using public transport?
Bus – Routes 33 and X33 (Chippenham to Devizes) go through Derry Hill Village.
Route 55 stops on the A4 close to the turning into Derry Hill Village.
It is approximately 1½ miles from the entrance gate to Admissions for the House & Gardens.
Train – The nearest mainline station is Chippenham. Taxis are available or you can take the 55 bus to Studley crossroads.
Which entrance do I use?
The entrance to the House and Gardens is at the other end of Derry Hill village, just off the A4. You will enter via a White Gate. If using Satellite Navigation, please use postcode SN11 9NF.
All are signposted from the A4 and A342.
Please note: There is no access from the Golden Gates entrance to Bowood Hotel, Spa, and Golf Resort opposite the Lansdowne Arms public house in Derry Hill.
The Woodland Gardens (open from 14th April to early June) are located off the A342 between Derry Hill and Sandy Lane. For Satellite Navigation please use the postcode SN11 9PG.
Is there a car and coach park at Bowood?
Free parking is available opposite the Treehouse Café and the main Admission point as well as the Woodland Gardens.
Can coaches drop passengers at Bowood House?
It is possible for coaches to drop off and collect passengers from the House by prior arrangement. Please call 01249 812 102 for all group booking enquiries.
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