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Bowood House and Gardens

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

Type:Historic House/Palace

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About

Bowood House & Gardens is the home to the Lansdowne 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. The Activity Barn for the under 7’s 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

Accessibility

  • 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

Catering

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

Children & Infants

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

Key Features

  • Families
  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Plentiful, on site & complimentary

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards families

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Show Facilities

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
  • Visit EnglandVisit England Award for Excellence Large Hotel of the Year 2023 - SILVER Visit England Award for Excellence Large Hotel of the Year 2023 - SILVER 2023

Opening Times

Season (29 Mar 2023 - 3 Nov 2024)
Open (29 Mar 2024 - 3 Nov 2024)

* Opening hours are from 10:30 to 17:30 with last admissions 16:30.

Events

Monday, 17th June 2024 - Monday, 17th June 2024

Friday, 28th June 2024 - Friday, 28th June 2024

Friday, 12th July 2024 - Friday, 12th July 2024

Monday, 22nd July 2024 - Monday, 22nd July 2024

Friday, 2nd August 2024 - Friday, 2nd August 2024

Wednesday, 28th August 2024 - Wednesday, 28th August 2024

Tuesday, 17th September 2024 - Tuesday, 17th September 2024

Bowood Private Walled Garden - Anna Stowe Private Walled Garden Tours at Bowood House and GardensBowood offers several dates throughout the season to visit the Private Walled Garden.
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Wednesday, 19th June 2024 - Wednesday, 19th June 2024

The Crafty Gardeners The Crafty Gardeners - Vase Arrangement Workshop at Bowood House and GardensDo you love flowers but wish you could make a better display with them? Come along to an Eco vase workshop and learn how to make an arrangement directly into a vase and see how easy it is to use just chicken wire and plain water instead of floral foam.
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Thursday, 20th June 2024 - Thursday, 20th June 2024

Thursday, 18th July 2024 - Thursday, 18th July 2024

Private Walled Garden Tour - Anna StoweHead Gardener Tours at Bowood House and GardensThis tour is aimed more towards keen gardeners looking to expand their knowledge and gain some insights into how Bowood deal with the many challenges the dedicated team of gardener's face.
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Wednesday, 26th June 2024 - Wednesday, 26th June 2024

PaintingPainting with Laura Richards at Bowood House and GardensGet inspired, pick up your sketch pencil and paintbrush with Laura Richards, a local artist and create your own piece of artwork to take home.
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Sunday, 7th July 2024 - Sunday, 7th July 2024

Sunday, 11th August 2024 - Sunday, 11th August 2024

A woman singing into a microphone Jazz Afternoon Tea at Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf ResortIndulge in a delightful Jazz Afternoon Tea experience, featuring the smooth melodies of vintage singer, Kitty Mazinsky.
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Friday, 19th July 2024 - Friday, 19th July 2024

Saturday, 20th July 2024 - Saturday, 20th July 2024

Classic IbizaClassic Ibiza at Bowood House and GardensAn open-air celebration of White Isle-inspired house music, reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra, live vocalists and headline DJs.
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Tuesday, 30th July 2024 - Tuesday, 30th July 2024

Tuesday, 13th August 2024 - Tuesday, 13th August 2024

Tuesday, 27th August 2024 - Tuesday, 27th August 2024

Mud and Guts Mud & Guts Outdoor Summer Activity at BowoodWith offerings like den building, fire lighting, game playing, tree climbing, and rope swinging, Mud & Guts promises a thrilling and educational experience set amidst the beauty of the outdoors.
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Friday, 9th August 2024 - Friday, 9th August 2024

Pride and PrejdiceChapterhouse Theatre Company presents 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen at Bowood House and GardensJoin Bowood House & Gardens for an unforgettable evening of theatre, where the timeless allure of "Pride and Prejudice" is brought to life in all its splendor by Chapterhouse Theatre Company.
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Saturday, 10th August 2024 - Saturday, 10th August 2024

Sunday, 11th August 2024 - Sunday, 11th August 2024

Wiltshire Game FairWiltshire Game & Country Fair at Bowood House and GardensEnjoy a fun day out with the family to Bowood House and Gardens for the Wiltshire Game and Country Fair
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Friday, 16th August 2024 - Friday, 16th August 2024

As you like itThe Duke's Theatre Company presents 'As You Like It' at Bowood House and GardensThe ancient Forest of Arden serves as the backdrop for Shakespeare's most famous and quotable comedy.
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Saturday, 24th August 2024

Five Children & ItThis is My Theatre presents 'Five Children & It' by E. Nesbit at Bowood House and GardensBowood House & Gardens is thrilled to welcome This is My Theatre, presenting their enchanting adaptation of E. Nesbit's beloved children's novel, 'Five Children & It', to the Open-Air Theatre.
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Wednesday, 4th September 2024 - Wednesday, 4th September 2024

Paul MartinA Morning with Paul Martin, My Life in TV & Antiques at Bowood House and GardensBowood House & Gardens is thrilled to announce the exclusive visit of renowned antique expert Paul Martin
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Thursday, 12th September 2024 - Thursday, 12th September 2024

Thursday, 17th October 2024 - Thursday, 17th October 2024

Silver Clay Silver Clay Workshop at Bowood House and GardensNew for 2024! Come and join the artist and creator Marianne from Grey Clouds and Silver Linings for this delightful Silver Clay Taster Workshop.
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Wednesday, 18th September 2024 - Wednesday, 18th September 2024

Stained Glass WorkshopStained Glass Workshop at Bowood House and GardensDuring the day, based at the 'The Gardener's Bothy', you will learn about both leaded stained glass and copper-foil.
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Wednesday, 25th September 2024 - Wednesday, 25th September 2024

Thursday, 26th September 2024 - Thursday, 26th September 2024

Lampshade Making Workshop  Handstitched Lampshade Workshop at Bowood House and GardensTwo days of meditative stitching and you will create a gorgeous lampshade for your home.
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Wednesday, 9th October 2024 - Wednesday, 9th October 2024

Candle Making WorkshopCandle Making Workshop at Bowood House and GardensJoin Becky Avery from Hazel & Blue in this delightful workshop and learn to make your own soy scented candle and wax melts infused with dried flowers from Bowood's Walled Garden.
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Thursday, 10th October 2024 - Thursday, 10th October 2024

Thursday, 24th October 2024 - Thursday, 24th October 2024

Autumn Wreath Autumn Wreath Making Workshop at Bowood House and GardensCelebrate the Autumn season by creating a beautiful wreath to adorn your house. Learn to make a colourful wreath using a variety of plant materials which you can take home with you.
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Tuesday, 29th October 2024 - Saturday, 2nd November 2024

A man holding an orange snake Creepy Critters Halloween Workshop - by ZooLab UK at Bowood House and GardensGet up close and hands-on with real live animals at a 'Creepy Critters' workshop, hosted by ZooLab UK.
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Map & Directions

Road Directions

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  Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ
 

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information on how to get here using public transport, visit TravelWest.info Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ

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Map and Directions

Road Directions

Find out about the latest on the roads and get travel directions from TravelWest.info
  Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ
 

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information on how to get here using public transport, visit TravelWest.info Bath is operating a charging Clean Air Zone. Owners of all higher emission vehicles – except private cars and motorbikes – will need to pay to drive in the city centre. To check if you need to pay or to apply for an exemption or discount, go to bathnes.gov.uk/BathCAZ

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