Adventure Time In Malahide

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A forest adventure area and multi-use reinforced grass area has been proposed by the County Council for Malahide Demesne. The news has been welcomed by Cllr Anthony Lavin (FG), who is delighted with the proposition as it will be a great asset to Malahide and its residents and will generate more eco-tourism in the area.
The proposed Forest Adventure facility will occupy an area of approximately five hectares and will be close to the main car park of the Castle grounds.
Lavin said, “It will be fun for the whole family with both children and adults being able to use the facilities. Adventure seekers will be able to climb into and move between the canopies of large mature trees in the woodland in a safe and enjoyable way and will contribute significantly to outdoor amenity in the park.” “Locals concerned with the wellbeing of the Castles’ much loved forest areas can rest easy. The facility will be designed in a sustainable way to avoid damage to the woodland and will take advantage of existing infrastructure in the park including changing rooms, paths and car parking areas,” he said. If approved, the Council will seek expressions of interest from suitably experienced operators to assist with the design, development and management of the facility. This is more good news for the environmentally minded as income generated by the activity will be used to help fund woodland management projects in the Demesne.
The proposal also sees a bid to develop a multi-use Reinforced Grass Area adjacent and contiguous to the existing Bridgefield Car Park located on the north eastern side of the Castle grounds.