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Bowood House and Gardens

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Bowood House and Gardens

About

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. Bowood offers a fantastic day out in Wiltshire for all the family. Famous for one of the UK’s most extensive Adventure Playgrounds, children are guaranteed the time of their lives. Younger children will enjoy meeting friendly farm animals at Tractor Ted’s Little Farm and undercover fun in the soft play area.

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 Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection.

During the spring (late April to early June) visit the stunning Woodland Gardens, a woodland oasis offering breath taking vistas of colour covering over 70 acres.

Extras

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • In countryside

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Adventure Playground, Tractor Ted’s Little Farm & Soft Play Area

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Treehouse Café and The Stables Restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Free car parking
  • On-site parking or valet parking
  • Toilets

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit TravelWest.info

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    205
  • Very Good
    100
  • Average
    52
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    11

Recent Reviews:

  • H19PPO
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A generous welcome; a beautiful setting
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 18th August 2017
    We arrived in a massive coach with a party of 50 people to be welcomed with smiles, a cup of tea and delicious home-made biscuits. We had done a recce beforehand and Debbie, who handles groups with... Read full review
  • robpar1969
    Cirencester, United Kingdom
    Day out
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 17th August 2017
    Had a brilliant day out with the kids thanks to my mum and sister! Kids made a friend in the soft play area a little boy called KIA? Who they would like to meet up with again! Read full review
  • Nigel P
    Sully, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Kids = Energy 4 Adults + Cafine!
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th August 2017
    After reading some of the reviews I had minor reservations about Bowood House; I wondered if the trip would be good value for money with four adults and two children under four years. Despite all my... Read full review
Bowood House and Gardens
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0LZ

Tel: +44 (0)1249 812102

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Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2017 - 1 Nov 2017)

* Open daily between 11am and 6pm from April to November.

Last Admissions 5pm and Car Park closes at 6pm.

The House and Soft Play Area close at 5.30 pm and the Adventure Playground and Tractor Ted’s Little Farm close at 5.45pm. The Treehouse café closes at 6.00pm. After the Autumn clock change, all closing times are brought forward one hour.

The Woodland Gardens are open daily between 11am and 6pm from late April to mid June, according to the flowering season.

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