The Den, is 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, children will love to ride a 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.
There is also a sand pit for children to play in.
Bowood House & Gardens is open from Friday 1st April to 1st November 2022.
Opening times are 11:00 – last admissions at 17:00 closing at 18:00. After the Autumn clock change on the 30th October last admissions is at 4pm and Bowood closes at 5:00pm.
Bowood House & Gift Shop closes at 17:00, with last entry at 16:30. The Adventure Playground closes at 17:45. The Treehouse Café is open from 10:30am for both a takeaway and eat-in service. The Stables Restaurant, located in the House, offers light bites, refreshments, Tea and Cakes, will be closing on 1st September.
The Woodland Gardens are now closed and will re open for 6 weeks during the flowing season, mid April to early June*
*Please check the website for exact closing dates.
Day Ticket Prices as below – please book online here:
Adult (17+) – £15.20
Senior (60+) – £12.80
Young Adult (13-16 years) – £12.80
Junior (7-12 years) – £11.50
Child (2-6 years) – £9.40
Infants under 2 are free, and do not require a ticket.
Family option 1 (2 adults + 1 child 12 yrs and under) – £37.00
Family option 2 (2 adults + 2 children 12yrs and under or 1 adult + 3 children 12yrs and under) – £45.00
Family option 3 (2 adults + 3 children 12 yrs and under) – £53.50
Disability and their registered Carer day tickets are discounted at 50% off our standard day ticket prices and can be purchased online. Please show the relevant paperwork at admissions. Please show either a 1. Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance letter. 2. Personal Independence Payment Letter. 3. Letter from GP or consultant confirming the need for a full time carer. This does not need to be a letter of diagnosis. (All need to be dated within the last 12 months.)
2022 Season Tickets are no longer available to purchase for the 2022 Season.
Only assistance dogs are permitted inside the grounds of Bowood House & Gardens.
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.
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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 15th 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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