Ideal for a day out with the kids.
A new ‘Fairytale’-themed playground has opened on the grounds of Mallow Castle, as part of a new development of the historic site.
The design of the play area references its 12th/13th-century location, with towers, slides, rope walks, climbing frames and a climbing wall all created in the style of the Middle Ages.
Mayor Gillian Coughlan said: “It is a really impressive amenity and offers a more stimulating and challenging environment for children that is unique to Mallow and the North Cork region. The main structure itself is quite medieval looking which is a nod to its setting in Mallow Castle.
“I would like to commend all involved in this project which will keep children, from near and far far away entertained for many years.”
The playground, which will be open from 8am to 6pm each day, also boasts sensory-rich activities such as sand/water play and tree canopy exploration.
Chief Executive of Cork County Council, Tim Lucey, said “The new playground forms part of an overall plan to develop Mallow Castle Park as a key tourism destination for North Cork. It’s the first key project in the redevelopment of the existing gardens and historic landscape at Mallow Castle, as well as the main Mallow Town Park, the Spa House and Tip O’Neill Park, as high-quality public amenities and year-round visitor attractions.
“These amenities will complement and support the existing tourism offerings at nearby Doneraile Park and Anne’s Grove House & Gardens.”
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