What's Done at Waddesdon?

Enveloped in the tranquillity of the Chilterns Hills and steeped in French-renaissance history, Waddesdon Manor is a quintessential visitor attraction in the UK.


Built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in 1874, the stunning estate and popular National Trust destination in Buckinghamshire now includes an impressive eibe playground to add even more to its overall family appeal.


The beautiful country house, still owned by the Rothschild Foundation, realised that its existing play facilities needed a modern uplift; it was important that the whole visitor experience was enhanced. 


Taking the specific brief on board and working to a £28,000 budget, eibe introduced a selection of great play equipment that not only blended in with the environment, but also offered outstanding play value for children of differing ages. A covered slide and a thrilling tube slide give users an exhilarating escape. Two new robinia rockers complement the area perfectly.





“Whenever we work with National Trust properties, we are respectful of the history and traditions of the estate,” comments eibe’s managing director, Paul Redden,


“It is imperative that we listen to the brief and respond with appropriate play solutions, so that families can enjoy their days out even more than they did previously.”


The playspace was officially finished on June 12th.


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