The Falkirk Wheel offers a high quality, tailored education programme for a fantastic educational day out.

Each programme includes a 50 minute boat trip, followed by one of four 30-40 minute workshops, which have been specifically designed for primary children, and to link in with different Curriculum For Excellence experiences and outcomes. When you are booking please let us know which workshop you would like take part in.

The programme costs £5 per child. All teachers, helpers and carers go free. Each school will receive a free guide book prior to their visit and teachers are entitled to a free familiarisation visit after booking.

Other facilities provided include:

  • Free coach parking on-site
  • Free tea / coffee for coach drivers
  • Coat / bag storage
  • Lunch space

For more information on the workshops and details of how to book, please download our educational information booklet or read more about the individual workshops available below.

  • Shaping the landscape

    A look at the local history of the area and how changes in industry have altered the geography...

  • Build a canal

    Uses a simple interactive sandbox to show children how and why canals were built...

  • Taking care of our World

    Investigate what we need to protect around The Falkirk Wheel including local habitats and organisms...

  • Building structures

    Explore the incredible innovation that is The Falkirk Wheel...

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