Updated: 20th July 2020

Bowood’s Adventure Playground is now available to Day Visitors, as well as Season Ticket holders.  Access will be controlled in order to maintain a safe environment and provide fair opportunity for access.

Day Visitors must book their tickets online – here.  We have initially released tickets for the period 20th July to 2nd August – each Friday, we will release new tickets for the following week. For safety reasons there are limits to ticket numbers and we are expecting day tickets to sell quickly, especially for the weekends, so if you are unable to pre-book your preferred date, please check availability for alternative dates.
All visitors must book in advance, please see below details for HHA Members.

Wristbands will be allocated at admissions on arrival, giving each family the chance to access the Adventure Playground for two hours during the course of their visit:

* Session 1 – 11:15 to 13:15

  * Session 2 – 13:30 to 15:30

 * Session 3 – 15:45 to 17:45

While the number of children within the Adventure Playground during each session will be limited, this system allows for a larger number of visitors to access the Adventure Playground over the course of a day than if we utilised a one-on-one out system. Nonetheless, we will monitor these arrangements on a day-to-day basis to ensure that we both maximise opportunities for access, while keeping the play area safe.

The following categories of tickets are available to purchase online*:

o Adult (17yrs +) – £13.50
o Senior (60yrs +) – £11.25
o Young Adult (13-16yrs) – £11.25
o Junior (7-12yrs) – £10.25
o Child (2-6yrs) – £8.25
*Family tickets are not available at this time.

As part of the Government ‘Test and Trace’ programme, we will collect contact details for all visitors at Admissions, thank you for your patience and co-operation.

Please note that unfortunately Bowood House, Soft Play, The Den and the Treehouse Cafe will remain closed until further notice. Refreshments are available at the Nosh Box and the kiosk.

If you are a HHA Member, please see below for more information.
We very much look forward to seeing you soon. 

Please click below if you would like to purchase a Season Ticket or a Day Ticket.


Safely Returning to Bowood

The welfare of our Season Ticket Holders and visitors, along with our staff, is our absolute priority, as is our commitment to our health and safety regime. Finding the right balance and delivering new controls needed to allow our guests to feel safe, whilst at the same time enjoy a relaxing visit, is and will continue to be at the heart of what we do.

Please read the information below, which we have compiled to put your mind at ease about visiting us again. If you have any questions, please contact us here 



In addition, visitors must please take note of the following arrangements:

  • As in normal times, parents will be responsible for supervising their children at all times in the Adventure Playground – this must now include regular hand washing and observing social distancing protocols.
  • Each household will be allowed two adults within the Adventure Playground – gatherings of more than six people in any one location are prohibited.
  • Given the nature of the Adventure Playground, it will not be possible to sanitise the play equipment between uses. Accordingly, those accessing the play areas must focus on handwashing and general hygiene – on arrival, throughout play, and on departure.
  • Benches are provided within the Adventure Playground, however, visitors are also welcome to bring their own picnic blankets and folding seats.
  • If at any stage our management team determines it is necessary to limit visitor numbers within the Adventure Playground, we will do so – this is for everyone’s safety.

Please note: Initially, the Tube Slides, Wendy House and Ball Pit within the Adventure Playground will remain closed.
We will endeavour to open the Space Dive if visitor numbers and behaviour allows.

HHA Members

Members of the HHA may visit Bowood House & Gardens at this time. There is no need for members to pre-book their tickets online. Please just show your membership cards to the Admissions team on arrival. Access is limited to three times per year per member.