The Helix

The Helix

About The Helix

4 Stadium Way, Falkirk FK2 9EE
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The Helix has been around since 2003, borne from an idea to create a local greenspace that connects and engages with its local communities. We'd like to think that we've come a long way since then, and made some great achievements in that time. Take a look at some of our achievements below.

What has The Helix achieved so far?

The Kelpies, two 30 metre high stainless steel monuments that form the vanguard of The Helix and the Forth and Clyde Canal.

A kilometre of new canal with towpaths, creating a safe new connection to Grangemouth

27 kilometres of shared access, high quality pathways connecting 16 communities

A new lagoon in Helix Park

A new splash play area

Adventure Play Zone and Splash Play area

The new Plaza Café

Sustainable LED lighting for at least 14 kilometres of these new pathways

Two new toucan road crossings and a new road underbridge

A new wetland boardwalk

A new group of Nordic Walkers, bringing a new health activity to the area

Over 120 trained Nordic Walkers & over 30 trained walk leaders

Multiple community projects, including a new beekeeping society (Helix Beekeepers), Meet The Species events, The Abbotshaugh Sentinel project
25 direct training places in woodland management hundreds of ongoing volunteer opportunities

Several high level events, including a Bike Week Party, Helix Day 2013 and HOME.

A canal tunnel under the M9 motorway

Two new pieces of public art and the refurbishment of two existing pieces

Multiple jobs and contracts for local and national companies during construction

Jobs for the local community, with more to follow

The development of a 16-mile cycle route connecting The Helix, The Kelpies, The Falkirk Wheel and Callendar House.

Upcoming Events at The Helix

Fire and Light

Fire and Light

1st January 2019 - 2nd January 2019
Start your New Year with a magical walk around the Helix, Home of the Kelpies, when the Fire and Light outdoor experience returns for 2019.

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Popular Events

Santa’s Procession and Christmas Lights Switch On
Come along to Santa’s Procession and the Christmas Lights Switch On in Stirling City Centre on 18th November!
Legion by Rough Castle Experiences
Join Rough Castle Experiences for a magical sound and light family adventure taking you back in time at their first event “Legion”, a family event like no other!
Handmade Exhibition
Explore our annual Christmas sale of arts and crafts made in Scotland at Macrobert Arts Centre, back for a forth year, and maybe pick up a Christmas gift or two!
Forth Valley Girl Guides Christmas Fayre
Join the Forth Valley Girl Guides on 17th November for their Christmaas Fayre and help raise funds for their upcoming International trip to Mexico in July 2019!
Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks: Stirling Castle
Stirling’s spectacular Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks returns with a simultaneous display from the grounds of Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument.

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