Slide to save the South Terrace at Cliveden

The giant slide on the Western Terrace, Summer 2014 © National Trust / Bex McAllan

The giant slide on the Western Terrace, Summer 2014

Latest update 26.02.2015 13:16

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

We've been working on a project to restore the South Terrace to it's former glory. At nearly 350 years old, it is the oldest part of the entire estate and it was in desperate need of attention. Find out more about the project.

In the pursuit of pleasure

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

Slide to save the South Terrace

Children and brave-hearted adults enjoyed the slide for two summers and with a suggested donation of £2, it has helped fund the restoration work taking place.

The slide is now closed

It was always intended to be a temporary installation and was closed on 2 November 2014 so that work could continue on the next phase of the conservation work. The slide will not be returning to the South Terrace.

Find out more about the South Terrace project