‘Ride the giant boat wheel’: readers’ favourite bank holiday family days out

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Easily reached from Edinburgh and Glasgow, the Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies on the Forth and Clyde canal make for a superb family day out. The Falkirk Wheel is a giant boat lift between different levels of the canal. You can actually ride the wheel on a boat trip. As well as the wheel, there is a great free play area, crazy golf, cafe and boating lake. Parking is £3.50 for the day. Bring a bike or hire one for the four-mile ride along the canal to see the giant Kelpie sculptures – billed as the largest equine sculptures in the world – at Helix Park. The immense size of these incredible structures never fail to wow adults and children. Entry to the park is free.
Adult £13.50, child £7.50 for one-hour boat trip including wheel revolution
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