venue Park

Muiravonside Country Park

  • General Info
  • Event in this Venue
  • Newparks Farm
  • Amenities
  • Play Park & Trails
  • Getting here
  • The Loan,
    Whitecross,
    EH49 6LW
  • Guide Dogs Welcome
  • Cafe
  • Play Park
Opening hours
Steadings Cafe
Closed Now
  • Thursday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Monday 10:00 - 15:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00

Car Park

Open Today 08:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00
  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00

Muiravonside is Falkirk's only Country Park, providing 170 acres of stunning woodland and parkland, a mini demonstration farm, a sculpture trail, children's play area and a café at the Visitor Hub courtyard. 

The River Avon trail runs through the site, please follow the diversion signs to navigate round the section of route closed due to rock fall. The John Muir way passes close to the site and can be accessed by following the wooden stairs up to the top of the impressive aqueduct. The Sculpture and Poetry trail added to the park in 2016 can be enjoyed by heading through the archway off the main car park and then following the 'art in the park' way markers and map boards.

The park has a great play area next to the café, and also two adventure trails full of chunky wooden play equipment and suitable for the more adventurous. They are waymarked Activ8 and Play Trail and can be started either near the café or the car park.

We run a whole program of events from wildlife watches to craft sessions. Education activities and private tours can also be booked directly with the Countryside Ranger.

We run a regular conservation volunteering program which you can join at any time. We welcome everyone and you don't need any special skills, just enthusiasm, sensible outdoor clothing and an interest in improving the park. Please contact the Countryside Ranger to register your interest and find out more via our parks@falkirkcommunitytrust.org email address. 

Fishing is by Permit only. Information on this is available from http://slamannan.net/

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The Farm

Take a wander around Newparks Farm where our charming collection of animals always surprise and delight! We have an amazing bunch of animals:

  • Highland cattle - Billy, Flora and Kyla
  • Equine 'staff' - Hamish and Jake the Clydesdale horses; the Shetland ponies Robbie (a rescued Shetland pony we took from the SSPCA), Teddy and Eddie
    Pigs - Red and Amber (Tamworths); Summer, Spring and Autumn (Wessex Saddle Backs)
  • Llamas - Fudge and Larry
  • Soay sheep
  • Amazon parrots - Chico, Alfie and Del
  • Hebridean sheep
  • Donkeys - Birch, Harley, Partland and Pierce

The restored farm steading buildings house an assortment of smaller animals including numerous rabbits and exotic birds whilst the nearby wildfowl pond and bird enclosures contain the flocks of larger birds like chickens, geese and ducks.

Friends of the Farm

Hello! I’m Jake and I live at Newparks Farm with some of my animal friends, and we are looked after by the lovely people at Falkirk Community Trust who also manage Muiravonside Country Park.

Would you like to become my friend? You can now become a Friend of the Farm to help feed us, improve our enclosures, and give us lots of tasty and fun treats (which we love!).

For only £20.00 a year you can make a massive difference to our lives and in return we will send you a Christmas card and gift now, plus an update at Easter, as well as inviting you to a special VIP guided farm tour in the summer.

All the animals can’t wait to meet their new Friends!

For more information, e-mail Simon Bowers at simon.bowers@falkirkcommunitytrust.org

General

Muiravonside is the place to come for many reasons, you can enjoy a walk around the area or take one of the trails, you can stop into the cafe for a cuppa or even spend the full day with the family enjoying the farm, play park and the scenery.

Other amenities include:

  • Toilets 
  • Steadings Cafe
  • Play Park
  • Play Trails
  • Newparks Farm
  • Car Park (£1 charge)

We hope to see you around soon. 

 

Steadings Cafe

The Steadings Café can be found at the Visitor Hub courtyard and is run by the Action Group during the week as a training opportunity for young people with different needs.

The Café is staffed at weekends by Falkirk Community Trust where you'll find a selection of hot and cold food and drinks. Next to the café are the ruins of the old house and a children's play area.

Café opening times
Mon to Fri 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sat & Sun 11:00am – 3:00pm

Play Park & Trails

Our play park provides fantastic and safe fun for the family. You will find picnic benches, climbing frames, swings including an accessible swing, a slide alongside other play equipment.  You can also find out about our natural world and as you follow our Sculpture trail, you will see beautiful views and read about the environment on our interpretation panels next to the sculpture pieces. Each piece is inscribed with an excerpt from a poem from Kenneth Stephen's book of children's poetry 'Imagining Things'.

The trail is suitable for all ages make sure to pick up a map which shows you the route as you enter the trail.

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Getting here from M9 junction 4 take the exit marked Bathgate, Livingston, Maddiston A801 M8 follow this road till the next roundabout, take the first exit B825 Muiravonside Country Park. follow the B825 until you see a sign on the right of the road ‘Muiravonside Country Park  next right’.

From Linlithgow follow the high street towards Falkirk and M9 junction 4, at the traffic lights Linlithgow bridge go straight through the lights and take the first left. Follow this road until you come to a sign at the left side of the road ‘Muiravonside Country Park next left’

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