Family Friendly Falkirk

The Falkirk area has a vast choice of activities for families to choose from, there's plenty to keep the little ones amused, fed and extremely happy.  Outdoor activities at Helix Park, Falkirk Wheel, Callendar Park are just a few to mention, there's plenty of indoor fun to be had on a rainy day too from Karting to Laser tag, trampolining to soft play and loads more. Find out more now.

Fun Family Days out in Falkirk

The Falkirk area has got a huge choice of activities for families  with little ones to teenagers we have it all.  These are just some of our suggestions check out our Family Fun video for more inspiration. 

  • Day one

    Arrive at Blackness Castle – described as the Ship that never sailed – the kids will love exploring this 15th century castle and be fascinated by the ‘Pit Jail’. Watch out for their family friendly events which run throughout the year.  Next drive to Bo’ness (possibly with a slight detour to Mannerstons Farm shop and café  their icecream has been winning numerous awards!). The Bo’ness and Kinneil railway is a must for kids take a trip on the steam train, visit the Museum of Scottish Railways where there a loads of interactive displays. For lunch the Railway has a Visit Scotland Taste our Best accredited café on site, or Corvi’s a traditional Fish & Chip shop in Bo'ness has been serving one of Scotland national dishes since 1896, alternatively try The Corbie Inn which serves traditional pub grub and has a kids play area out the back.  If you have time take in the Bo’ness Motor Museum – see the Harry Potter Car and for the older kids the cars from the James bond movies, might make you smile. If the weather turns then visit  the Hippodrome in Boness –Scotland’s oldest purpose built cinema which runs classic and current films and finally if the kids need to run off any steam then the grounds around Kinneil House and Museum are worth a wee trip.    

    Day Two

    Start your day at Callendar House & Park, don’t miss the working Georgian kitchen with costumed interpreters, interactive displays, tea room and of course the magnificent park. Next you can’t visit the Falkirk area without visiting the world famous Kelpies in the Helix Park – the world’s tallest equine sculptures you can pre book on a Kelpie Tour which will take you inside one of the horses heads, plus there are walks, cycle paths, play areas, a visitor centre with café, splash play (summer only) and lagoon. A short 10 minute drive will take you to the Falkirk Wheel  the worlds only rotating boat lift – sail 115 ft into the air in one of their barges, let the kids play in the park but take towels if the kids have fun in the water park.  Why not stop off at The Milk Barn an artisan ice cream parlour for a well earned ice-cream and the parents can have a great coffee while the kids can play outside in the play area.

    If the Scottish weather is inclement then a wet day itinerary could include a trip to the Mariner Centre a lagoon shaped pool with wave machine and play area for kids in the café.  Wonderworld a great soft play and in the same building SkyHigh trampoline park – both have cafes for the grown ups. If speed is more your thing then a trip to Visit Scotland five star rated Xtreme Karting is a must.  Wee Heroes in Callendar Square with superhero décor and capes for the kids, laser tag takes on a whole new look and of course the grown up’s can join in too.

  • Find yourself in the Falkirk area for a fun few days with loads of things for the whole family.

Fun Places To Stay 

Wondering where is best to stay you will find we have a great range of accomodation. From B&Bs to hotels, safari tents, camping pods, camp sites and self-catering properties, there is plenty accommodation to choose from to extend your stay in the area.

For our full listing of accomodation click here