Falkirk Helix play area gets £90,000 upgrade

The Helix Adventure Zone is expanding
The Helix Adventure Zone is expanding

Youngsters will have even more reason to visit The Helix when a £90,000 expansion of the site’s Adventure Zone is completed next month.

Work on the play area began on Monday, thanks to support from Falkirk Council, Falkirk Community Trust and £55,000 of funding from the Veolia Environmental Trust through the Landfill Communities Fund.

A group consisting of parents, carers and representatives of Falkirk Council’s children and disabilities team, Camelon Sensory Centre and school and community groups have been involved in the project’s planning and design process.

Falkirk Community Trust manager Neil Brown said: “We would like to thank the Veolia Environmental Trust for their continued support of The Helix and Falkirk Community Trust.

“Their funding for this project means the Adventure Zone can become bigger and better, allowing children of all ages and varying abilities to enjoy a fun filled day out at The Helix.”

The Adventure Zone opened in June last year and has proved to be almost as big a draw as the park’s mighty Kelpies, pathways and lagoon.

It is suitable for all children thanks to its state-of-the-art outdoor play equipment, which also caters to those with learning, physical or sensory disabilities.

Work currently being undertaken will extend the play area and see more specialised play equipment being installed, with the aim of stimulating children with more complex and specific needs.