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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 Helix Car Park and The Kelpies Car Park are both open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This may be subject to change. Charges apply for The Kelpies car park apply:

Kelpie Car Park charges, 10am - 5pm, everyday.

Cars: £3

Motorcycles: £1

Larger vehicles: £5

FREE parking is available at the Helix Park car park and also at Falkirk Stadium (a short 2 minute walk across the road from Helix Park) all year round, except on match days involving Falkirk Football Club. 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 Kelpie 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.


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

Splash Play

The Splash Play area is open every day during the summer holidays until 8:00pm, we recommend spare dry clothes and a towel!

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.