The Helix Park and the Kelpies were borne from an idea to create a local greenspace that connects and engages with its local communities.
Helix Park boasts a large lagoon for water sports, a great lawn for events and activities, a splash play area, an extensive network of family friendly cycling and walking paths, a Visitor Centre, the plaza café and the amazing Adventure Zone play park. You can also hire electric bikes to cycle round with ease, see here for details.
The Helix park is also home to the magnificent award winnng Kelpies, standing at an impressive 30 meters and weighing over 300 tones, the Kelpies are sculptures of horses heads, inspired by the area's rich equine history. Towering over the Forth & Clyde canal, they form a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East Coast of Scotland.
You can book a Kelpies Experience Tour a 30 minute guided walking tour, the pinnacle of which is that you get to experience a Kelpie from the inside and view the breathtaking engineering and design. Click here for details of how to book your Kelpie Experience Tour.
The Helix is only a short ten minute drive or bus trip from the historic Falkirk Town Centre where you will find a great range of independent retailers, shopping centres and a fine selection of cafes and restaurants. For full details of how to get to the Kelpies please click here.
The Adventure Zone in Helix Park has welcomed a great addition, the new Accessible Play Zone features wheelchair friendly play equipment including a roundabout and see-saw, as well as some great sensory equipment.
To find out more about the Parks within the Falkirk area click on MyPark Scotland
* This is a dog friendly attraction, click here for other dog friendly places in Falkirk