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Bowood House and Gardens

Bowood House and Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

Type:Historic House/Palace

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Bowood House and Gardens are open for the 2022 Season from 1st April – 1st November 2022.

Bowood House & Gardens is the home of the Lansdown family. 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.

Perfect for families, the Adventure Playground is one of the most exciting in Wiltshire. It boasts a life-size pirate ship, aerial rope walks, giant slides and the famous Space Dive. The parkland provides ample space for games and picnics, the perfect location for children to burn off energy. New for 2022 will be the Activity Barn located in The Den, focusing on fun activities for intrepid under-sevens and inquisitive under-fours.

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

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

Attraction Facilities

  • Childrens Play Area
  • Shop


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

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - An area focusing on fun activities for our intrepid under 7 and inquisitive under 4 visitors.

Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Show Facilities


  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Open (1 Apr 2022 - 1 Nov 2022)

* Bowood House & Gardens are open from 1st April – 1st November 2022


Wednesday, 8th June 2022 - Wednesday, 8th June 2022

Wednesday, 26th October 2022 - Wednesday, 26th October 2022

Photography Workshop Clive Nichols Photography Workshop - Spring and Autumn at Bowood House & GardensTake this opportunity to improve your outdoor practical photography amid Bowood's magnificent gardens, with instruction and guidance from one of Britain's top garden photographers.
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Friday, 10th June 2022 - Friday, 10th June 2022

Performers in the New Creations Collective production of The Secret Garden. Outdoor dance performance of 'The Secret Garden' by Frances Hodgson Burnett at Bowood House & GardensBowood House & Gardens are delighted to introduce New Creations Collective Ltd for the first time with a classical outdoor dance and music adaption to bring to life the much-loved story of 'The Secret Garden.'
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Wednesday, 15th June 2022 - Wednesday, 15th June 2022

Vase ArrangementVase Arrangement Workshop at Bowood House and GardensCome along to this vase workshop and learn how to make a front facing display that would look good on a mantlepiece or shelf or in the round for a table centre.
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Wednesday, 6th July 2022 - Wednesday, 6th July 2022

Creating Garden PlansCreating Garden Plans Workshop at Bowood House and GardensThis day long workshop reveals a tried and tested method for planning a garden that will connect your garden to the house and make the garden feel much bigger.
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Wednesday, 21st September 2022 - Wednesday, 21st September 2022

BouquetHand-tied Bouquet Making Workshop at Bowood House and GardensDo you love flowers but wish you could display them better? Join in a relaxing morning learning a simple florist technique to make and gift wrap a hand-tied bouquet, perfect for a table arrangement or present.
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