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Welsh Wildlife Centre

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Address: Cilgerran, Cardigan SA43 2TB, Wales
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+44 1239 621600
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

**Under New Management for 2015**

The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an award...

**Under New Management for 2015**

The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an award winning Visitor Centre situated in the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. The site is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and all profits from the Centre go towards the conservation work carried out in the region by the Trust.

The Centre includes our hugely popular Glasshouse Cafe & Gift Shop, and all three floors are fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Toilets, baby changing facilities and children's activities are also available. During the school holidays and at weekends, we also run a huge array of events for adults, children and families. You can also pick up a copy of our guidebook, hire binoculars so you can discover the wonders of the surrounding nature reserve or children can also hire an Adventure Backpack containing lots of different and fun activities to explore the site.

Out on the reserve, there are six bird hides and these look out over the multiple habitats that occur at Teifi Marshes. Our Explorer Trail is completely accessible for wheelchairs, as is the first stretch of our Wetland Trail which forms part of cycle route 82 running between Cilgerran and Cardigan along a disused railway line reclaimed by nature! Other trails on our reserve include the beautiful Woodland Trail which is covered with bluebells in spring, and the more adventurous and challenging Gorge Trail with stunning scenery of the River Teifi.

Popular wildlife that can be seen on the reserve include otters, kingfishers, deer and between April and September, Asian water buffalo graze the site. The reserve is home to the second largest reed bed in Wales, and this is a vital habitat for many bird species such as various types of warblers including the elusive cettis warbler and a large population of water rails.

You'll be amazed at what you can find around the Visitor Centre also! Out on our meadow, you will find Helyg - our giant willow badger and in front of the Centre, we have a living willow maze, deer sculpture and further along a children's play area.

Fancy staying on the reserve overnight once all the visitors have gone? You can do that too! Book a stay at our onsite holiday accommodation, Oak Tree Cottage - the perfect retreat for couples of a family of four!

There's plenty to see and do at the Welsh Wildlife Centre so be sure to pay us a visit if you are in the area!

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Fun day out for all the family

Fascinating wildlife centre with plenty to do for all the family. The restaurant is excellent servin home produced food is a comfortable atmosphere.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ruth H
Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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Banbury, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fascinating wildlife centre with plenty to do for all the family. The restaurant is excellent servin home produced food is a comfortable atmosphere.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant visit, we like walking down the riverside footpath from Cardigan as a family. Or for a longer walk it is accessible from Cilgerran on the footpath that starts near the church and follows along the river gorge. There is a lovely cafe with tasty lunches and cakes and it often holds children's activities in the holidays.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy to park and find our way around the reserve. Variety of habitats to see. Slow service in the cafe when busy. Probably best for birdwatchers out of school holidays. Stunning location and would definitely return. Shame lots of people seemed to ignore the parking fee over the Easter weekend!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our Grandsons, 11 and 9, they really enjoyed themselves among the walks around the centre, plenty of things for them to discover and examine,

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with my girlfriend and our trusty dog Dave. The place is easy to find and had OK parking available. Although dogs are allowed on the site I'm a little unsure as to why they are not allowed in doors at the venue... luckily it wasn't too cold this weekend otherwise it would have been an issue. As avid... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited for the day with our children (aged 4 and 18 months) and had a lovely day. It's only £3 to park for the whole day which is great value. We managed to negotiate most of the paths with a push chair, although needed to carry it up steps now and again and sometimes over tree roots that were... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we had survived the first half of the red trail which was all mud and quite dangerous for people with walking difficulty, we eventually got back down to the tarmac path - the new hides were lovely and the wildlife there was well worth the visit. Unfortunately the same cannot be said of the path from otter hide up... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Spent the day here. Beautiful place. Started in the cafe with a hot drink. We covered 3 of the trails out of 4 only because we run out of time. We started with the woodland trail where we saw birds and squirrels. We then headed back to the cafe for lunch. Gluten free options available. After lunch we did the... More 

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Although I have been a few times, I still don't think I have seen sell of this complex. I have done a walk that circulates the centre. I have been on family fun days. This place is the best place to go with busy children to get rid of some energy, and also nice for a romantic or solo walk.... More 

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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Came here in the week, for some lunch, very nice place to sit, looking out at the scenery. Coffee was good, nice and hot. Had a baguette, nice although would be good if salad is included in the price, rather than a bit extra. Will visit again.

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