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“Not just for the twitchy”

WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Llanelli
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre is a 450 acre mosaic of lakes, scrapes, pools, streams and lagoons adjoining the salt marshes and shore of the scenic Burry Inlet. Whether you're a serious bird watcher or just looking for fun and relaxation, you can have a day of discovery whatever the weather. Hand feed birds from all over the world, watch the fabulous flock of Caribbean flamingos and discover hidden treasures such as little egrets, kingfishers, dragonflies and butterflies and look out for elusive water voles. Seasonal activities throughout the year including pond dipping, minibeast hunts, crafts and canoe safari and bike trails during the school summer holidays.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Not just for the twitchy”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

Many visitors to this part of Wales home in on the Gower with its rugged beaches, expansive marshland and attractive villages. Just across from the north side of the Gower (but quite a way round by road) lies a large area of managed wetland. Formerly what must have been just a boggy stretch of farmland has slowly been converted into an important wildlife reserve. Because of constantly changing weather, the warp of one season into the next and the sheer size of the place, you are guaranteed new experiences on each visit, though unless you are a serious birder, I I imagine a wet day might force you to stay near the cafe with its poolside and estuarine views. Great walks, fantastic plantlife, small play areas for the kids, but above all the chance to get close to a changing array of migratory and British birds in a very accessible place. A worthy sibling - and cheaper proposition - to Slimbridge.

Visited July 2014
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had a great day here and saw a rare Mediterranean Gull chick! Would recommend it as there is plenty to see and the cafe was very reasonable.

Visited July 2014
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Another gem from the WWT”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

We are members of the WWT and spent two pleasant half days exploring this centre. There are two distinct areas, like our "home" centre at Martin Mere, one is an old established area where you can see resident birds close up and the other is a huge wilderness area where you can walk all day and "get lost" . The free map is a must !! The centre has a shop, a good café and places to sit and watch the birds. Children have activities like pond dipping and can buy bird feed bags.
Membership is recommended, you get in to all centres for free !! There are two disabled scooters available but pre-booking is advised.

Visited July 2014
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Pleasant Morning”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

We had a pleasant morning strolling around the Wetland Centre, plenty of ducks, geese and swans to see. I think we visited at a quiet time of the year, I am sure there would be more wildlife to see at other times of the year.

All the staff we spoke to were pleasant and helpful.

The downside was the cafe - it may be fine for cakes but not for lunch. The toasted sandwich was the thinnest sandwich I have ever had, with very little filling and quite a greasy feel to it, which was odd for a cheese and onion sandwich, I am guessing it was made in a sandwich maker and the grease came from there.

Visited June 2014
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“nice day out”
Reviewed 13 June 2014

Went here the other morning, entry was just over £6 with student discount, we spent about 5 and a half hours here and really enjoyed. Half the centre is designated to wildlife in which we spent 3 hours stroling round, some of the views were very pretty. The other half belongs to the wetlands residents such as ducks, (most of which were very tame and would feed from your hand), rabbits, chicks and terrapins, of which we saw 2. The coffee shop is a decent price as were the bags of duckfeed (£1). Staff and volunteers were very helpful, one man in particular, an elder gentleman was extremely helpful talking to us about the types of animals, nearby walks and events held by the centre. We look forward to coming again!

Visited June 2014
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Thank Hannah C
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