Childs play in the Storybook Play Den at Cliveden
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The Storybook Play Den, located just beyond the Maze and Water Garden, offers a fantastic location to let young imaginations run wild.
Carved wooden models of favourite storybook characters fill the Play Den, including Peter Pan, Captain Hook and his arch enemy the ever-hungry crocodile.
Designed with children under eight in mind, our wonderland includes:
- A 'Charlotte's Web'-inspired climbing net
- A 'Wind in the Willows' style boat
- A turreted house with slide, based on the famous 'Magic Tree House' stories
- Giant mini-beasts
- A stepping stone trail
Old Brown from Beatrix Potter's 'The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin' sits at the entrance to the Play Den welcoming families as they arrive. Old Brown has replaced a life-sized model of Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, who sadly 'retired' in 2013 after deteriorating beyond repair.
Take a break
The Doll's House Café next door, overlooks the Play Den and serves warming cups of coffee and delicious snacks - the perfect opportunity to relax while your children play.