The Helix has transformed 350 hectares of greenspace into an outdoor recreational parkland found between Falkirk and Grangemouth. It includes a lagoon, wetlands, woodlands, trails, outdoor event space, an adventure play zone and splash fountains.

The Helix is home to The Kelpies. Standing 30 metres tall and are the world’s largest equine sculptures towering over the Forth & Clyde canal. Visitors can experience a tour inside The Kelpies and hear all about their origin and inspiration.

A Visitors Centre has recently opened giving visitors an insight into the history of these magnificent sculptures and it has a an exhibition areas, café and gift shop.

The Helix has involved volunteers and the community from its very conception and would like to continue to do so. Now with a new Volunteer Co-ordinator in place The Helix has recently re-launched its volunteer programme.

Current opportunity

The Helix Green Team is open to all on Tuesday morning. If you are interested in some outdoor practical conservation volunteering within the Helix Park then this is the group for you. The park's staff enjoy planning, preparing and supervising these sessions with the volunteers. With all hands on dirt, we get so much more done and always see a real benefit to our mornings efforts. Plus we enjoy sharing out the delicious cakes prepared by Jason, the Visitor Centre Chef. Bring your enthusiasm, weather appropriate clothing and wear sturdy shoes. "It has brought me out of my shell as it is something I would not have considered being a part of initially as I felt it was way outside my comfort zone. In conclusion, though to be honest I have loved every minute" John, Helix Green Team Volunteer