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Bowood House & Gardens

4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)
  • Calne
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Stately Homes and Gardens, Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

The whole family can relax in 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by Capability Brown, offering a lake, arboretum, pinetum and cascade. Perfect for walks and exploring. Or visit Bowood House which hosts a wealth of unique items from Queen Victoria's wedding chair to Napoleons death mask and an extensive art and antique collection.

Your children can't miss out on South West's largest Adventure Playground with its life-size Pirate Ship and aerial walkways, several thrilling slides, a huge scramble net and perhaps the most famous and popular of all, the space dive with an exhilarating 19 foot vertical drop! As you can imagine the adventure playground is responsible for hours of excitement and fun.

Soft Play - For younger visitors (and those not quite so daring), the Soft Play Area at Bowood provides a safe, dry and fun environment. Equipped with a ball pool, slide, spinning discs and rope walks, the 1,500 square foot area is on two levels where children can enjoy themselves for hours.

Tractor Ted's Little Farm is ideal for children to meet lambs, piglets, rabbits and many more animals.

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Opening hours

30th March – 3rd November 2019
Monday to Sunday 11:00 - 18:00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes


General Admission
Adults (17+): £13.00
Young Adult (13-16): £11.00
Junior (7-12): £10.00
Kids (2-6): £8.00
Seniors (60+): £11.00
Family (2 adults & 1 kid): £32.25
Family (2 adults & 2 kids): £39.25
Family (2 adults & 3 kids): £46.50

Travel & Contact Information


Derry Hill, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ, England

Phone number

01249 810961



Click here to visit Bowood House & Gardens' website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Bowood House & Gardens is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Wheelchair access to remote areas of the park can be limited as there are some paths with fairly steep gradients. The upper floors in the Bowood House and exhibition rooms are only accessible by stairs.

Yes, Bowood House & Gardens have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only. During the six week season that the Woodland Gardens are open, dogs are permitted in that area only.


Pirate ship! 4 out of 5 stars

A great summer day out at Bowood, beautiful surroundings. The pirate ship was a big favourite with the kids, all budding Captain Jack Sparrows! Have a cuppa while they tire themselves out on the playground, we did!

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