Slide to save the South Terrace at Cliveden

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Latest update 01.10.2014 13:35

350 years of glory have taken their toll on the South Terrace

This year we've been re-building the main staircase that leads from the South Terrace to the Parterre as well as working on the western façade. At nearly 350 years old, the South Terrace is the oldest part of the entire estate and it was in desperate need of attention.

In the pursuit of pleasure

For three centuries the gardens were the playground of Cliveden's owners and their guests; designed purely for pleasure. Today we want to keep that spirit alive, so as we continue to work to save the South Terrace we've installed a giant stainless steel slide to the scaffolding.

Slide to save the South Terrace

You can go up to a viewing platform at the western end of the Terrace to get a view over the conservation work as it progresses. Children and brave-hearted adults can then head back down to the Parterre in just five seconds - far more fun than taking the stairs. Help us by making a suggested donation of £2 to the project and you'll be sliding to save the South Terrace.

Last chance to slide

Sunday 2 November will be your last chance to Slide to Save the South Terrace. The slide has always been a temporary installation and we’re taking it down so that work can continue on the next phase of the conservation project. The slide will not be returning to the South Terrace so don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy this unique experience.

  • Weekends 1 - 4.30pm until Sunday 19 October.
  • Daily Saturday 25 October – Sunday 2 November, 11 – 3.30pm.
  • Opening subject to slide and weather conditions.

Sliding safely

To make sure that you stay safe as you slide, please follow our sliding rules.