Chatsworth, the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is one of the finest and most palatial houses in the UK, set in over 1000 acres of parkland in the Peak District National Park in central England. Te original house was built over 400 years ago and rebuilt starting in the 17th century. The house is vast, with 175 rooms, lit by over 2,000 light bulbs, and with a roof that covers 1.3 acres. The gardens cover over 105 acres with over five miles of footpaths that guide visitors past fountains, small and large cascades, streams and ponds, all of which are fed by gravity from four large artificial lakes on the moors above the grounds. The adventure playground decision :
Close to the house and gardens, with a separate admission charge, is the farmyard and adventure playground. The farmyard is a popular attraction for families. Simon Seligman is the Promotion and Education Manager at Chatsworth. As head of marketing he is closely involved in the design and development of new services and facilities. He explained, ‘The existing adventure playground was clearly coming to the end of its life and it was time to make decision about what to do with it. It was costing us about £18,000 each winter to maintain it and these costs were increasing year on year. We believed we could get a better one for around £100,000. The trustees asked me, the deputy estate manager with line responsibility for the farmyard and the farmyard manager to form a group and put forward a report to the trustees setting out all the options. We asked ourselves several detailed questions and some fundamental ones too. Q1: What do you think comprise the concept, package and process for the adventure playground? Concept, which is the understanding of the nature, use and value of the service or product; The woodland adventure playground is a means of recreation and leisure for children and families visiting chatsworth .It has a range of frames ,bridges ,high –level...
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