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Opening hours

Access and Accessibility

Helix Park and The Kelpies are accessible 24 hours a day, all year except during special circumstances. 


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)

PLEASE NOTE: there is a seasonal charge for using this car park. For up to date pricing please visit our Facilities and Parking page. 

The Kelpies Car Park is closed at 10pm each night until October 28th 2018 (inclusive). There is no egress until 8am when the car park re-opens.

From October 29th 2018 - March 29th 2019 (inlcusive) The Kelpies Car Park is closed at 8pm each night with no egress until 8am when the car park re-opens.

Falkirk Stadium car park

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

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 visitor centre down by The Kelpies.

Plaza Cafe

For up to date Plaza Cafe opening times please visit the Eating at The Helix page. 


The Helix Park Toilets are located at the Plaza Cafe, Visitor Centre and Kelpies Car Park. Please visit the Facilities and Parking page for up to date opening times.