What's open in the Falkirk area?

As the Falkirk area moves in to Tier 4 restrictions from the 26th December 2020 all visitor attractions, accomodation providers, restaurants, cafes and bars will be required to close. These restrictions are to be reviewed at the end of January.


In the meantime please take care and keep safe. 


You are strongly advised to check before you visit any establishment within the Falkirk area as to opening hours, pre-booking requirements and any restrictions which may be in place.

Check here which businesses are 'We're Good to Go', an accreditation that certifies that these businesses adhere to Government and public health guidance on COVID-19.


Find here all the information you need on what you need to know - physical distancing guidelines and face coverings, what's open, and other questions you might have on safety measures to keep you safe from Covid-19 on your visit.


Stay local and support businesses in your area. Have a look at our support local and travel local pages and check out latest blogs for ideas of things to do in the area during this time.


Please stay safe everyone.



Required to close. 

Accommodation for key workers in the Falkirk area.

'We're Good to Go' Accommodation - Check it out here.


Restaurants and other food & drink businesses


Restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars are closed.

Have a look at our Food & Drink section, and check businesses websites/social media prior to your visit.

Find out which restaurants are offering takeaway/delivery service here.




Only essential retail can remain open following Scottish Government safety guidelines.


From the 16th January click and collect is limited to retailers selling essential items such as clothes, footwear, baby equipment, homeware and books. For those services allowed, staggered appointments will be required, and access inside premises for collection will not be permitted.


Discover the wide range of shops in the Falkirk area, with a great choice from many award-winning independent designer boutiques, gifts, food and drink shops and much more. Check what's in the area and shop online.








  • Forth Bikes – Ebikes hire - E-bikes stations can be found in Helix Park, Falkirk Wheel, Falkirk High Street and Forth Valley Royal Hospital. Find out more here.






  • Greenrig Cycles – Currently open. Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm.




  • Megazone - Currently closed until further notice. Check here for the latest news.








  • Tenpin Falkirk - Currently closed until further notice. Check thier latest updates and safety guidelines here.





  • Wellsfield Farm Activity Centre - The farm park and coffee shop remain closed during this season. Their holiday lodges, trout fishery, the Equestrian Centre and Health Club will reopen when Covid restrictions ease. (Please check their social media for updates).



  • Xtreme Karting / Game Over Escape Rooms - Temporarily closed. They offer karting sessions / private events, and Game Over Escape Room challenges in their "Walking Death" Escape room! Check their new safety guidelines and pre-book online here when the time is right. It is 'We're Good to Go' certified.





  • Blackness Castle - Closed until further notice. Once the site re-opens, visitors will be required to pre-book tickets online here. Check how HES attractions are responding to the coronavirus situation here. It is 'We're Good to Go' certified.



  • Bo'ness Motor Museum - Museum and gift shop are temporarily closed. For inquiries phone 01506 827007.



  • Falkirk Wheel – Temporarily closed until further notice. It is 'We're Good to Go' certified. Please see FAQs and information surrounding visiting The Falkirk Wheel during Covid-19 here.


  • Kinneil House - It will not be open for tours/open days this year.





  • The Kelpies - The Helix Visitor Centre is currently closed and Kelpies Tours suspended until further notice. It is 'We're Good to Go' certified. Car park and toilets currently open.


  • The Steeple – Expected to be open days at first and later regular opening hours. More information soon.



Parks and outdoors areas


All parks and paths around the Falkirk area are open for you to enjoy.


  • Callendar Park - Play park opened on the 29 June 2020. Public toilets open weekends only until further notice.




  • Muiravonside Country Park - Newlands Farm reopened to the public on the 16th of July with safety restrictions in place. (Please read their guidance in advance of your visit). Play park opened on the 29 June 2020. Visitor Centre will not be reopening this year.


  • The Helix - Play park opened on the 29 June 2020. Plaza Café temporarily closed. The Helix Visitor Centre toilets and car park currently open.


  • Zetland Park - Tennis court currently open. Please follow the guidance set here.


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VisitFalkirk Memories


This fantastic video acts as a reminder of the many great tourist attractions and businesses we have in our area. We encourage those who have visited our area previously to share their favourite memories and to visit us again in the future. Share your memories using the hashtag #VisitFalkirk 

VF memories from Vass Media on Vimeo.

Cycling John Muir

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