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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.


The Kelpie car parking charges are as follows.  Please note there is FREE parking at the small 78 space car park in the Helix Park and Falkirk Stadium, which is short walk from The Kelpies.

10 am - 8pm everyday.

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

Cars: £3
Motorcycles: £1
Larger vehicles: £5

Please note: 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.


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.