Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

In the middle of industrial Grangemouth, Jupiter is a fantastic example of how wasteland can be transformed into an urban green space that provides a rich habitat and haven for wildlife. The centre is open all year and there are lots of ideas for improving gardens for wildlife.

Address: Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Grangemouth FK3 8LH

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Visit an urban wildlife oasis
  • Introduce children to wildlife
  • A wasteland returned to nature
  • Plenty of variety in a small area
  • Pond dipping

Best time to visit?

  • Mar to May for woodland birds
  • May to Aug for wildflowers
  • Aug for dragonflies & damselflies
  • Sept to Oct for fungi

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • woodlands
  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • pond

Other information

Upcoming events

Download our latest events poster to find out what’s happening at Jupiter. Please go to our events page to book your tickets!

If you would like to find out more about life at Jupiter, you can like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!

 

We have a new opportunity starting at Jupiter. Wild Ways Well focuses on mental wellbeing and enjoying being in nature. For more information, check out our poster.

Facilities

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VISITING THE RESERVE

How to get there

Directions

Jupiter is situated north of the M9 between junctions 5 and 6. From Beancross Road, turn north onto Newlands Road, then left onto Newhouse Road, left onto Wood Street, and Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is on your right. From Beancross Road, the route is signposted with brown tourist signs.

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Getting onto the reserve

There is car parking at the front of Jupiter. Access to the reserve is via a path to the left of the building.

Access restrictions

There is disabled access to Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre (including disabled toilets). Paths are wheelchair friendly. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Nearest town
Grangemouth (1 mi / 1.6 km)
OS grid ref
NS920810
Landranger map
65

VISITOR CENTRE

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre visitor centre

Opening times

Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm

Opening hours subject to occasional change – please check our Facebook page for up-to-date information.

Admission

Entry is free of charge.

Telephone
01324 486 475

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There are plenty of ways to get involved at Jupiter. These include helping run educational events and carrying out practical reserve tasks. Volunteering at Jupiter is fun, satisfying and social. For more information please contact the Jupiter Rangers.

 

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