Helix Park & The Kelpies
Visit The Helix Eco Park
Helix Park is an area of parkland between Falkirk and Grangemouth, providing greenspace and outdoor activities. Famously, it is also home to The Kelpies. A huge sculpture of two horses heads, built in 2013, which has become an iconic Scottish landmark. You can reach Helix Park and The Kelpies from Loch Lomond Waterfront by car in just under an hour, and it makes for a great family day out.
The Kelpies, Tours and Visitor Centre
The Kelpies sculpture by Andy Scott depicts two horses heads, made from steel, standing 30 metres high and weighing over 300 tonnes each. The name, kelpies, refers to mythical water beasts from Scottish folklore, which took the form of horses. However, the piece of art also symbolises the horse’s role in industry and agriculture in Scotland.
The horses heads are a magnificent sight, both in the daytime and when lit up at night. You can even go inside them on a Kelpies Tour, where you’ll learn all about these amazing structures from a knowledgeable guide.
Near The Kelpies, there’s a Visitor Centre with a shop, café and exhibition area.
Other Things to do at Helix Park
The Helix is a great park for walking, running and cycling. The 740-acre parkland area has 26 kilometres of pathway, linking to two National Cycle Routes and the John Muir Way. So there are plenty of routes to explore.
In addition, there is an Adventure Zone and Splash Play for the kids, including a timber play park, sensory area and splash play zone.
Find out more
Find out more about Helix Park and The Kelpies on The Helix website. Including opening times and ticket prices. Please note, some facilities are open seasonally, so always check on The Helix website before travelling.Book Accommodation
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