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Opening hours

Access and Accessibility

Helix Park is accessible 24 hours a day, all year except during special circumstances. The Kelpies are always accessible for a visit, however The Kelpies Tours only run at certain times. The Kelpies are light up every night and free to access.


Helix Car Park (small 78 space car park as you enter the Park)

This car park is FREE and has access 24/7 unless closed off on rare occasion for a large event.

Kelpies Car Park (175 space car park near The Kelpies and Visitor Centre)

10.00am - 5.00pm
Cars: £3
Motorcycles: £1
Large vehicles: £5
Blue Badge holders: FREE

5.00pm - 10.00pm
Cars: £2
Large Vehicles: £2
Motorbikes: FREE
Blue Badge holders: FREE

PLEASE NOTE: The Kelpies Car Park is closed at 10pm each night. There is no egress until 8am when the car park re-opens. 

The car parks for Helix park and The Kelpies fill up early in the morning during nice weather and holidays, so to avoid long delays we recommend you park at Falkirk Stadium and enjoy the short walk through The Helix to The Kelpies.  You'll find a finger post directing you to the Helix from the north side of the car park.

It may be worthwhile checking Falkirk Football Club's fixtures list before departing for The Helix and The Kelpies.

The Visitor Centre at The Helix

Our brand new visitor centre is now open! We are open 9.30am to 5:00pm 7 days a week, pop in to explore The Kelpies story, browse our gift shop and sample some tasty home baking and a cuppa. You can find the new visitor centre down by The Kelpies.

Plaza Cafe

The Plaza Café is open seven days from Easter to October and serves a selection of sandwiches, snacks, hot and cold drinks, and ice creams for warmer days. From 30th June - 19th August The Cafe will be open from 9am - 7pm each day.


The Helix Park Toilets are located at the Plaza Cafe, Visitor Centre and Kelpies Car Park. 

Splash Play

The splash play area by the Adventure Zone is great fun for all kids of all ages to run through. We do suggest that younger children wear swim nappies and you bring plently of towels and a change of dry clothing! The water is turned on at weekends and local school holidays but is weather dependent.

Important: We have been instructed by our Splash Play contractors that additional testing is required to ensure our Splash Play area functions properly and efficiently. As such, the Splash Play fountains will be switched off intermittently. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

The Kelpies

Tickets are sold on the day from The Visitor Centre at The Helix, but the best way to avoid disappointment is to pre-book your tickets online. You can also contact The Visitor Centre on 01324 590600 for more information.