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Sudeley Castle announce a-Maze-ing new attraction for 2015

Sudeley Castle announce a-Maze-ing new attraction for 2015

Sudeley Castle & Gardens is thrilled to announce the launch of a brand new family attraction this April.

On Wednesday 1 April the historic home is inviting people to the opening of ‘Lost in the Willows’, a living willow maze and dipping pond.

Working alongside Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, the maze is based on classic children’s novel, The Wind in the Willows and is made up of a series of interconnected areas where children can run free and have adventures exploring and finding the burrows of Badger, Ratty and Mole.

The maze also contains a wildflower meadow, a small orchard, a pond and a free play area, so there’s plenty for children to explore.

Elizabeth, Lady Ashcombe, who owns and lives at Sudeley Castle & Gardens, said: “The castle offers so much for children and adults alike, and this new attraction will provide a world of fun for little ones and fans of Wind in the Willows.

“We’re proud to be working alongside the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to produce the maze, which will also be used for teaching children about nature and the environment. We can’t wait to welcome guests to this exciting new play area set amidst the dramatic backdrop of the castle.”

Located only eight miles from the picturesque Cheltenham and Broadway, Sudeley Castle & Gardens is the only private castle in England to have a queen buried within the grounds. The last of Henry VIII’s six wives, Katherine Parr lived and died in the castle, where she still remains today entombed in a beautiful restored 15th century church found within the award-winning gardens.

Other highlights include a unique Katherine Parr exhibition, which allows guests to view personal items of the queen including rare copies of original books she wrote.

An owlery, pheasantry, adventure playground with picnic area, gift shop and restaurant in the old medieval banqueting hall complete the perfect day out.

Sudeley Castle & Gardens, The Cotswolds

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Set against the backdrop of the Cotswolds hills, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Sudeley Castle & Gardens has royal connections stretching back over 1,000 years and has played an important role in England’s history.

Inside, the castle contains many fascinating treasures from ancient Roman times to the present day. Outside, the castle is surrounded by award-winning gardens and a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate.


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