Children's Adventure Playground

Children of up to 12 years can enjoy themselves all day at the Adventure Playground!

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

Open from 10:30 – 17:15 (Equipment locked from 17:00).

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

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.

Pirate Galleon

Ahoy there!

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.

Aerial Walkways

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.

Partridge Play Pen

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.

The Flying Fox

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.

Jumping Pillows

Two 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.