Things to do at Bowhill House review
Bowhill House and Country Estate is a stately home built in 1812 set in a country park near Selkirk in Scotland. It is nestled beside winding glens and heathery hills. On certain days it is possible to view the house by guided tour. There are gardens, an adventure playground and walking trails.
The estate is blessed with an abundance of glorious scenery. As well as enjoying grand views the gardens have a rose garden, rock garden and a sunken garden that you can explore. There is a fun adventure playground set in the woods at Bowhill. There are two exciting zip wires that are each an impressive 30 metres long. They have two embankment slides one with a 12-metre tunnel slide and the other an 8 metre long open slide. These are placed on platform towers and connected with a fun rope bridge. There is a large wooden fort to play in, swings and musical instruments.
At Bowhill there are a number of walks ranging from 1.5 miles up to 7 miles. The trails are waymarked and there is something to suit everyone with leisurely strolls in the woods or a challenging walk up into the hills.
Indoors there is Nutty the Squirrel’s soft play. This is ideal for children age between nine months and six years. It is open throughout the summer season and costs £2 per child for an hour-long session.
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FAQ and Further Information Bowhill House
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historic house with guided tours, adventure playground, walks, indoor soft play and gardens. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – an adult ticket costs £6.00, children 3-16 £4.00, under 3s are free. Family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is parking.
When are they open?
Bowhill House is open from March until October. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Assistance dogs are permitted throughout.
Are they accessible?