The Helix

The Helix has transformed 350 hectares in Falkirk into a brand new recreational green space & visitor attraction, including lagoon, wetlands, splash play area, kids play park, trails and outdoor event space. The jewel within the Helix are The Kelpies which stand 30 metres tall, the largest equine sculptures in the world. 

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

dog friendly

* This is a dog friendly attraction, click here for other dog friendly places in Falkirk

Accessible Play Zone Oct 2015

Sensory Equipment Oct 2015Accessible Play Zone 2 Oct 2015

  • Visitor Centre with restaurant, shop and exhibition space
  • Helix Plaza Café
  • Toilets
  • The Helix Car Park has spaces for 78 cars and is free of charge their is also ample free parking available at The Falkirk Stadium, nearby
  • Car Park at the Kelpies for which there is a charge
  • The Helix Park is Wheelchair accessible
  • Childrens Play Park
  • Accessible Play Park

Public Transport to the Kelpies from Falkirk High Station: 

Join the First Bus Number 2 bus for Bo'ness at Slammanan Road approx 2 minutes walk from the rail station. This bus will stop on Falkirk Road opposite Falkirk Stadium (watch out for the pink bus stop) this stop is the side entrance to the Helix Park and you can walk through the park to the Kelpies and the visitor centre - this will take approx 20 minutes. Or alternatively you can then get the 28 bus to Falkirk/Alloa from this bus stop and get off at Glensburgh Road before Kerse Bridge Grangemouth, from here it is an approx 8 minute walk to the Kelpies along the canal. to access the First Bus route planner click here

Travel Information between key attractions. 

To find out more about how to get between the tourist attractions via public transport in the area check out the First Bus website 

dog friendlyThis attraction is dog friendly 

  • Full information about opening hours for the Visitor Centre, Toilets and Car park can be found by clicking here