Top ten things to do

Here is a list of the top ten things to do in the nearby area. Most are low or no cost.


1. The kelpies- much more than big horse heads! Lovely scenic walks and a fanstatic childrens park. A favourite time to go is dusk when the changing lights of the kelpies are mesmerising.


2. The Falkirk Wheel- again more than a big wheel, as interesting as it is. Great childrens play area, water fun area, the canal and good cafe too.


3. Callender House- free to visit Stately home surrounded by a park. Good play area and activities for children during school holidays.


4. Palacerigg country park. A small petting zoo, treetop walk and deer park feature in this free park. Visitors centre and play park. All free


5. Canada wood bike trails. Hire a bike and explore the local countryside. Bikes for all and a very decent restuarant to replace the calories.


6. Roller blading disco style!


7. The time capsule- best swimming pool in the area with flumes. Ice skating onsite. Afterwards explore Summerlee industrial!


8. - outdoor play area just a few minutes drive. Activities for younger children...max age 11-12. Horse riding onsite too!


9. Strathclyde park- nearest we have to disney with Mand Ds theme park but also a loch to wander round and some good play areas. Boats can be hired.


10. The Antonine Wall- while staying it would be a shame not to explore Rough Castle and the Antonine Wall. Just walk out the gate and turn left and keep walking. You can walk to the Falkirk wheel.