Important informationCar Park opening hours are as follows:
April - September 8.30am - 8.30pm
October - March 8.30am - 5.30pm
Last updated: 03 January 2019 10:48
The play frame in Callendar Park was becoming structurally unsafe and has now been removed. Falkirk Community Trust is actively fundraising to replace the play frame and 3 different funding bids are currently being considered by external grant giving organisations. If successful these would boost the limited local budget. Consultation with local school children on the design of new equipment is underway.
If you would like to support the project you can donate via our crowdfunding page which allows local businesses and users of the park to give something back to this much loved facility. We are aiming to be able to purchase a new play frame and have it installed by the end of 2018.
Callendar Park is the jewel in the crown of parks within the Falkirk area, covering
over 170 acres and housing the magnificent Callendar House. Whether you're looking
for an action packed day or a place to take the children for a picnic and a play,
Callendar Park has something for everyone.
The Park has a long history dating all the way back to the construction of the Antonine
Wall in 142AD. The estate has been gradually developed since the 12th century, eventually
coming into public ownership in the mid-1960s.
The Park is a historically-important designed landscape, listed in The Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland.
In 2015 a new management plan for the park was developed following public and stakeholder consultation and is now being implemented. As a result you will see changes to the grassland management with more wildlife friendly areas being developed and improvements to play and activity for families. For more details on all of the changes please see the management plan.
Falkirk Community Trust have been working with the community to design and cost key elements of the 2015 Management Plan for Callendar Park. This work will help in the development of bids for funding to deliver improvements on site for the benefit of all local people. The Frontiers Development Project has been part financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Kelvin Valley & Falkirk LEADER Programme 2014 – 2020 and we wish to gratefully acknowledge their support.
The woodlands and gardens host a number of interesting
historical features including an Arboretum, Ornamental Gardens, a family Mausoleum and a small loch.
Events at Callendar Park