New season at Bowhill promises top value and fun

Bowhill House and Country Estate adventure playground.
Bowhill House and Country Estate adventure playground.

Bowhill is open for business and this season looks set to be the best one yet, with locals being invited to drop by and try out the estate’s latest attractions.

With the revamped adventure playground now open and two exciting new house tours from next Friday (April 18), Bowhill’s season ticket ensures visitors are offered even more value for their money.

Making its debut next month is the Bedrooms and Beyond guided tour, taking visitors to areas of the house previously unseen by the public. Added to this is the Below Stairs tour, starting in July, which is a short tour of behind the scenes at Bowhill. Guests will have the chance to learn about the Victorian kitchen, the old laundry room and about some of the staff who have worked at Bowhill.

For the estate’s younger visitors there are two exciting zip-wires, each spanning an impressive 30 metres in length, while two embankment slides replace the ‘big slide’ and are placed on platform towers connected with a fun rope bridge. The new slides – one a 12-metre tunnel slide and the other an eight-metre-long open slide – will run down the banking towards the loch.

The pay once scheme returns this year, meaning visitors with a season pass can enjoy the house, gardens, adventure playground and walks as many times as they wish throughout the season.

The pass allows complimentary access to Drumlanrig Castle Estate in Dumfries and Galloway. And a special joint pass with Abbotsford House will also be available throughout the season for those who want to visit both attractions.

Helen Currie, House and Events Manager at Bowhill, said: “The joint ticket with Abbotsford and the ‘pay once’ pass offer fantastic value for money and our playground makeover is sure to maximise the ‘fun factor’ for our younger clientele.”