The Helix is one of Scotland’s newest attractions, that guarantees a great day out with family fun and adventure. Located in Falkirk, it’s easily accessed from all directions.
Probably the main attraction here is The kelpies (mythical horse-like sea creatures) pictured above, but there’s a lot more to look forward to when you arrive here.
The Helix: A Great Family Day Out
If you’re travelling by car, there is car parking facilities, with charges, which will vary depending how long you stay and the size of your vehicle. But just across the road you’ll find free parking at Falkirk Stadium. On arrival, your first port of call will most likely be the visitor centre, offering food, drinks, an exhibition space, and gift shop.
From there it’s a case of deciding what you want to do next.
- Take in the Kelpies Tour, a guided walk that lets you see the world’s largest equine sculptures up close. Charges apply, except for children under 5.
- The kids (aged 2 and over) can have loads of fun in the adventure zone play park, and the very popular splash play area.
- For outdoor types, the network of paths surrounding The Helix provide group walks, and running, and most paths are suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.
- Cycling is also available, and if you need to, you can hire bikes, electric bikes, and specialist accessible bicycles.
- Enjoy some water activities on the open lagoon, including pedalos.
- Accessability: All the paths around Helix Park, Helix South and The Kelpies Hub are fully accessible to visitors in wheelchairs.
You’ll find all the information you need for your visit on the official website, including detailed instructions on how to get there by car, and all modes of public transport.
Get Directions, Opening Times and Pricing on The Helix Website and while you’re in the area, you may want to visit The Falkirk Wheel, another popular attraction.
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More Scottish Attractions :
- Glenmorangie Distillery Tour
- Royal Yacht Britannia
- Glasgow Cathedral
- Melrose Abbey
- Edinburgh’s Royal Mile
- Blair Drummond Safari Park
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, with one of Europe’s great civic art collections is Scotland’s number 1 visitor attraction, and well loved.
Glasgow Science Centre
This science and technology museum was awarded a five star rating in the visitor attraction category by the Scottish Tourist Board, Visit Scotland.
The zoo is a great family day out, with many animals to see and and much to do, with the highlight being the daily penguin parade.
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