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10 Fun Family Activities in Falkirk over the February Break

Looking for fun family friendly activities in the Falkirk area while schools are closed this February break? Keep reading for some of our top suggestions.

Looking for fun family friendly activities in the Falkirk area while schools are closed this February break? Keep reading for some of our top suggestions.

1. Kids Go Free at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway

Looking for something to do during the February school holidays? Enjoy a scenic ten mile return train journey to Manuel along the Forth Estuary, through woodlands, past waterfalls and over the mighty Avon Viaduct.

There’s nothing like a departure by steam, especially when children can travel for free when accompanied by a fare paying adult or senior!

2. Take a trip to see the world-famous Kelpies

The Kelpies are located in the 350-hectare expanse of Helix Park along with a lagoon, wetlands, splash play, trails, kids adventure zone, and accessible play area to keep your family busy. You can also book to take a tour inside one of The Kelpies!

Stop off at the visitor centre cafe to sample the mouth-watering menu of homemade and locally-sourced ingredients, including cakes, soup, sandwiches, and pizza.

3. Experience Scotland’s oldest cinema – The Hippodrome

Beautifully restored, The Hippodrome is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built cinema. Admire the stunning pre-art deco picture palace dating back to 1912 and enjoy the best major releases, independent films and classics with your friends and family.

4. Sail into the sky at the Falkirk Wheel

At the Falkirk Wheel, the world’s only rotating boat lift, you can soar 115 feet into the air.

Try out some of the other activities on offer – from boat trips, woodland walks, kids activity zone, mini golf, water play park, e-bikes for 16 and overs, and much more for a jam-packed family day out.

When it comes to food and drink, there’s plenty to choose from. Grab a bite to eat from the airstream food truck and wood-fired pizza oven. Or sit inside and enjoy a lunch at the visitor centre cafe while watching the Wheel at work.

5. Enjoy an exclusive collection – Bo’ness Motor Museum

Opened in 2004 by Caroline Munro and Shane Rimmer, 2 of the stars of the Bond film, “The Spy who Loved Me”, Bo’ness Motor museum has a private collection of over 25 vehicles, ranging from a Baby Austin A30 to a Grand Tourer Aston Martinon display. A wide range of James Bond memorabilia including cars, props and posters from many 007 films and TV can be found in the Museum, plus a comprehensive collection of transport memorabilia and a varied selection of artefacts from days gone by.

The Museum and gift shop are open weekends only from 11am to 4pm. For a weekday visit, please phone 01506 827007 to book an appointment.

6. Discover 2,000 years of history at Callendar House & Park

Callendar House is a stunning 14th century, French chateau styled house, rated 4-star visitor attraction. Enjoy a wide range of temporary and permanent displays and make sure not to miss the Georgian kitchen with costumed interpreters creating an exciting interactive experience, visit the stunning Tearoom and explore the magnificent park and woodlands, have fun in the Roman themed play park (weather permitting). Check the Falkirk Leisure and Culture Website for upcoming family events.

7. Enjoy a Wizarding World experience at the School of Witchcraft & Potions

Located in The Lonely Broomstick shop, the School of Witchcraft & Potions is an immersive Wizarding World experience in the heart of Scotland. Enter into a world like you’ve never seen before and be immersed into the creation of potions, wand movements, spells and so much more!

8. Reach the skies at Air Thrill

Air Thrill is one of the first state of the art trampoline parks in Central Scotland with over 70 interconnected trampolines. Improvise with your own freestyle moves in the Open Bounce area or join in with their team sports such as basketball and dodgeball all on super-strung trampolines. At Air Thrill, there is no limit to how much fun you can have.

9. Enjoy an out of world experience at Wonder World Soft Play

Located in the same building as Air Thrill, Wonder world Soft play is the biggest and most exciting children’s indoor adventure centre in the Falkirk area.

Themed on the wonders of the world, this custom built centre provides an out of this world experience for children of all ages, designed to stimulate the imagination and encourage physical development in a safe and fun environment.

10. Hit the shops in Falkirk town centre

With a traditional high street and a large shopping centre, the Howgate, you’ll be spoilt for choice with shops for kids and adults alike. Pop into one of your high street favourites or with a District Towns Gift Card, support local independent boutiques, gift shops, and food and drink venues.

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