Scottish Wildlife Trust

Nature Centres & Reserves

Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre, Wood Street, Grangemouth, Falkirk, FK3 8LH

    Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is a great place for family adventures. Try your hand at pond dipping, minibeast hunting, den building or a whole host of other free activities. Open all year and run by the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

    Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre is a green oasis in the heart of Grangemouth.

    Managed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Jupiter is an excellent example of how ex-industrial wasteland canbe transformed in to a thriving habitat for wildlife.

    Come and explore for yourself by trying out some of the many free activities on offer - try your hand at pond dipping, minibeats hunting, bird watching or build a shelter in the woods. Make a day of it by having a picnic or borrowing our barbecue!

    There's also a year round programme of Ranger led events - contact us directly for more information.

    Entry is free.

    Gradings
    3 Wildlife Experience
    Awards
    Mobility difficulties
    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    April to September - open Monday to Saturday;
    October to March - open Tuesday to Friday

    Children

    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome

    Facilities

    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Town Location

    Transport

    • Free Parking On-Site

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome

    Road Directions

    Jupiter is located just off Wood Street in Grangemouth.

    From the M9, take junction 5 if coming from Edinburgh or junction 6 from Stirling. Follow the brown VisitScotland signs that start once you're off the motorway. From either direction, they'll lead you to Beancross Road. From here, turn on to Newlands Road then left on to Newhouse Road. At the mini round about, take the first exit on to Wood Street then look out for the entrance to Jupiter on your right.

    Public Transport Directions

    The closest train stations to Jupiter are Falkirk Grahamston and Falkirk High. From here, the 3, 4 and 4A bus services regularly head to Grangemouth. The nearest bus stop to Jupiter is on Beancross Road, just opposite Newlands garage. This is approximately a 10 minute walk from Jupiter.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the information point

    General

    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • all routes

    Attraction Entrance

    • There is a ramp to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the ramp
    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • Number of steps 2
      • There is a handrail by the steps

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • with a ramp

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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