Santa takes a turn on The Falkirk Wheel

SANTA is taking time out of his busy schedule in the run-up to Christmas and offering families paying a visit to the world’s only rotating boat lift a magical journey to 
Santa’s Grotto.
The Falkirk Wheel is being transformed into a winter wonderland and kids are in for a treat. For those visitors looking to make a day of it, The Helix and The Kelpies are just a canalside canter away.
Cara Baillie, products and services manager at Scottish Canals, said: “The trips really are something special, and places are going fast. Anyone interested in joining Santa on a one-of-a-kind boat trip should get in touch soon to avoid disappointment.”
There’s also lots of Christmas fun in The Wheel’s activity zone, with face painting, gingerbread decorating, Christmas games and more to keep the little 
ones entertained.
Adults can enjoy a non-alcoholic mulled wine and shortbread, and festive food and drink will be served up in The Wheel’s winter cafe to take away any cold chills in the air. The gift shop is also on hand for any last-minute Christmas presents.

Santa – he’s on his way!

Kids and parents can visit Santa at his magical grotto this weekend – Saturday and Sunday December 16-17  –and from Friday to Sunday, December 22-24.
Boat trips to Santa’s Grotto run hourly from 12.30pm, with the last boat at 6.30pm. On Christmas Eve the last boat will be at 4.30pm.
Tickets are £13.95 per person, and include a gift for each child. Trips can be booked online at or by calling The Falkirk Wheel’s booking line on 08700 500 208. To avoid disappointment, early booking is highly recommended.
In the event of unforeseen weather, the boat trip on The Falkirk Wheel may not be possible and an alternative Santa’s grotto will be provided. No refunds will be issued.