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Welsh Wildlife Centre

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Cardigan SA43 2TB, Wales
+44 1239 621600
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Fabulous place

A wonderful place to visit, lots of great walking, cafe. Stunning willow badger! Always something... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vicky G
Cardigan, United Kingdom
Best Place to Eat near Cilgerran

We had fun exploring the many paths and worked up an appetite for the cafe. Where we found... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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**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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Cardigan SA43 2TB, Wales
+44 1239 621600
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful place to visit, lots of great walking, cafe. Stunning willow badger! Always something going on in the centre, very interesting

Thank Vicky G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had fun exploring the many paths and worked up an appetite for the cafe. Where we found delicious local food, veggie/vegan options, good value, welcoming with tables big enough to get all 9 of us around. Leave space for the amazing cakes.

Thank ArchwilioCastelI
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Really lovely place. The staff were super enthusiastic with the children. Great play area. The old slate quarry walk was beautiful. The restaurant was super. Lots of healthy, tasty options and a great selection of veggie and vegan food which was fab. There was free...More

Thank chloe N
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We visited this lovely location on our short break, we absolutely loved it, we had our dog with us and a 2 year old and it was perfect so much to see. Our little one was amazed by the wicker badger. The trails around are...More

Thank Craigybabe
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The centre offers good food and a good place to visit. There is a good tarmac’ed path with hides to view wildlife and also a circular footpath with further hides.

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Really pleasantly surprised by this place. On a wet dull grey day we wanted to do something a bit different. We really enjoyed walking around by the Teifi and then we walked the Wetland Trail and saw the water buffalo. This is a beautifully natural...More

Thank holibobs12
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This year was our first visit to this site and we were not disappointed, the coffee shop is good serving a good selection of light meals and cakes. The trails are well planned and laid out and are easy walking with plenty of opportunity to...More

Thank Nick H
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A lovely wildlife haven with an excellent cafe with a great choice of well presented food with the added bonus of a terraced area with bird visitors to entertain.

Thank BaileysQueen143
Reviewed 20 August 2017

Didn't expect to find such a lovely area of wilderness so close to Cardigan with a great visitor centre. Torrential rain meant we didn't see as much as we would have liked will definitely go back

Thank Dawn C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Busy in the cafe and they ran out of seating - if it starts to rain everyone tends to turn up into the cafe. We have been regularly to this site. Amazing place for learner cyclists, lunch is nice and average priced. Car park does...More

Thank Lisa T
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19 April 2017|
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Response from ndcvlc | Reviewed this property |
When I visited, we was there for about 4-5 hours, we enjoyed coffee and lunch in the cafe though. We only did 3 of the trails as ran out of time. Would definitely recommend a visit though. It's lovely.
23 February 2016|
Response from Martin233 | Property representative |
Hi Robyn, Thank you for your enquiry. Dogs are allowed on the reserve but should be kept on a lead please. Dogs are not allowed within the Visitor Centre, however we do have covered outdoor spaces adjacent to the café where... More