Each programme includes a 50 minute boat trip, followed by one
of four 30 - 40 minute workshops, which have been specifically
designed for primary children, to link in with different Curriculum
for Excellence experiences and outcomes.
Shaping the landscape looks at local history,
how the local industries have changed and the impact this has had
on the geography of the area.
Build a canal uses a interactive sandbox to
teach children about why and how canals were built.
Taking care of our world looks at the
preservation of our world, as we investigate what needs protecting
around The Wheel such as local habitats and organisms and what we
could do to protect those things.
Building structures explores the incredible
innovation that is The Falkirk Wheel. Discover how it came to
be here, who was responsible for building it and learn about the
The programme costs £4 per child, and all teachers, helpers and
carers go free. Each school will receive a free guide book
prior to their visit and teachers are entitled to a free
familiarisation visit after booking.
Other facilities provided include:
- Free coach parking on-site
- Free tea / coffee for coach drivers
- Coat / bag storage
- Lunch space
- Teacher notes
Questions? Want to sign up?
Visit The Falkirk Wheel website
or call us on T: 08700 500 208 for more information or