Knockalla Caravan Park is located in Portsalon Co Donegal along the rugged North West Coast of Ireland along the Wild Atlantic Way. Established in 1976, Knockalla is a family run park which is very evident when you first arrive. Its nestled between the slopes of the Knockalla Mountains and the golden sands of Ballymastocker Bay. When we first arrived to meet Colm Doherty (owner), we were completely speechless, the surroundings were stunning and the caravan park itself was absolutely beautiful, the perfect location to escape to.
The family works hard to update the caravan park and 2017 they made a decision to add a few more pieces of play equipment to their play park. Colm had decided that he needed to cater for the older children and he also wanted to introduce some exercise equipment to the park. We looked at the size of the area we had to work with and the surrounding area to ensure we were not affecting views etc from the static Caravans. We then proposed that we go with a cableway as it suits not only the older children but the younger children as well. We then looked at an inclusive basket swing which again covers all age ranges. Kids can group play as well as play individually on this swing. In terms of the exercise equipment we looked at a piece of equipment that works all areas of the body, arms, legs, core etc. We then introduced our new piece of gym equipment New Age Fit. Adults are even using it as part of their morning exercise routine before heading for a run along the golden sands of Ballymastocker Bay.
Colm, Patricia and the rest of the family have commented that it has been a great and welcomed addition to the play area. The kids love it and when the kids love it, the parents love it and guess what this encourages them to return year after year!!