The Helix is a 350-hectare eco-park that combines art, nature, and play. Its centerpiece is The Kelpies, which are two towering horse-head sculptures made of steel. The park offers a variety of activities, including walking and cycling trails, water sports, a children's play area, and scenic picnic spots. It is a unique blend of art, culture, and natural beauty.

The Kelpies

Standing 30 metres (100ft) tall, The Kelpies stand majestically above all around them and pay homage to the working horses of Scotland which used to pull barges along Scotland’s canals and worked in the fields in the area where they now stand. Towering over a new canal extension which links the Forth & Clyde Canal to the North Sea, The Kelpies are the result of a unique collaboration between the partners and Glasgow-based artist Andy Scott. Almost a decade in the making, the project has transformed 350 hectares of underused land between Falkirk and Grangemouth into a vibrant parkland, visitor attraction and marine hub with the canal and The Kelpies at its heart.

Grab a bite to eat or a souvenir of your visit in the Horsebox, get up close with The Kelpies Tour, or enjoy all the activities The Helix has to offer.

This place is run by Falkirk Council

Please go to their website for more information:

Further information

Opening Hours

Visitor Centre and facilities - 7 days a week.
9:30am - 4:00pm
The Kelpies
Always open


The Helix

Admission to The Helix is free of charge. However, some activities or events within the park may have associated costs.


Accessible access
Bicycle rental
Dog friendly
Dog walking
Gift shop
Educational opportunities
Family friendly
Family friendly path
Food and drink
Land actvities
No swimming
Photo point
Point of interest
Water equipment rental

Useful information

Accessibility info

There are disabled parking spaces and accessible toilets. Access paths around the park are flat, with smooth surfaces.

Food and drink

The Plaza cafe

9.30 to 16.00 daily

The Visitor Centre cafe

9.30 to 17.00 daily

The Horsebox Cafe & Gift Shop offers visitors the chance to sample artisan ice cream, hot drinks and homemade snacks.

Visitor centre

Visitor centre with information and gift shop

There is an exhibition space where you can learn more about the Kelpies and the history of the surrounding Falkirk area.


The park is pet-friendly but dogs are not allowed on the Kelpie Tour