28th April - 3rd May 2022

Giffords Circus returns to Bowood House & Gardens

BOWOOD HOUSE & GARDENS,
WILTSHIRE
SN11 0LZ

Giffords Circus is returning to Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire in 2022. Home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Bowood House is set within 100 acres of beautifully landscaped ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland. Surrounding the Georgian House is the Italian-inspired Terrace Garden, the Private Walled Gardens and the herbaceous border, all radiating colour throughout the seasons. Giffords Circus can’t wait to discover both the gorgeous grounds, but the amazing adventure playground too!

“An amazing evening, two hours of just joy”

Anneka Rice

Getting here

Address

Bowood House and Gardens
Old Rd
Derry Hill
Calne
Wiltshire
SN11 0LZ

Site Information

Phone signal may be intermittent.
No food on the final Monday at Bowood House.
No accessibility restrictions

Parking

Parking is in the grounds next to the circus, please follow directions and park sensibly. For those with limited mobility we reserve a limited amount of blue badge parking nearer the tent, please let the car park attendant know if you need to park as near as possible and they will show you where to go.

Location

Giffords Circus is located within the grounds of Bowood House and Gardens, between Calne and Chippenham, just off the A4.

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Directions

From Chippenham train station, take the A420 southbound to Bridge Roundabout, then take the third exit onto Avenue La Fleche (A4).  At the next roundabout take the third exit onto London Road (Still A4).  Continue along the A4 for three miles.  Pass through the village of Derry Hill and turn right onto Studley Lane.  On the left, after 200 metres, will be the entrance gate to Bowood House and Gardens.  Once inside the park follow signs/directions for Giffords Circus where you will be directed where to park.

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Make a day of it at Bowood House & Gardens

BOWOOD HOUSE

Set in 100 acres of Capability Brown Grade I parkland, Bowood House is the magnificent family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne. The upper terrace, designed in 1818, and the lower terrace, in 1851, look out to the stunning pleasure grounds, which form part of the grand design of 1760, with a vast collection of trees and shrubs. Bowood House has a rich history with a wealth of art and antiques on display, and within the numerous Exhibition Rooms are remarkable collections of family heirlooms and works of art built up over 250 years.

A MINI ADVENTURE

Perfect for families with children aged under 12, Bowood’s 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 19ft Space Dive. There is an indoor Soft Play Palace for younger children and the parkland provides ample space for games and picnics, the perfect location for children to burn off energy. The Treehouse is located at the entrance to the grounds, serving a selection of freshly made meals and delicious homemade cakes.

PLACES TO STAY

Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort is one of the finest luxury hotels in Wiltshire, with spa, golf course, acres of space and stunning grounds.

A boutique-style hotel, offering luxury accommodation and unrivalled leisure facilities in the heart of Wiltshire. It is an idyllic retreat for weekend escapes, golf and spa breaks, honeymoons, and now, for those combining a weekend away with a visit to Giffords Circus!

Bowood House and Gardens Show Dates

Thu 28th April
Bowood House and Gardens
Wiltshire
Fri 29th April
Bowood House and Gardens
Wiltshire
Mon 2nd May
Bowood House and Gardens
Wiltshire
Tue 3rd May
Bowood House and Gardens
Wiltshire

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