We have several fantastic visitor centres across our area.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an award winning visitor centre with a fantastic cafe which serves fresh, locally sourced food. Situated on the Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve this is a perfect day out for the family. There are beautiful walks around the site, it is on the Lôn Teifi, the National Cycle route 82 between Aberystwyth and Fishguard.
The area around the Welsh Wildlife Centre has many attractions including the castle at Cilgerran, the attractive town of Cardigan and canoeing on the river. A wonderful place to holiday.
Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre is a brand new centre with a Coffee Shop where people of all ages can learn more about our wonderful wildlife we have here in South Wales.
Based on the beautiful Parc Slip Nature Reserve, the centre is a hive of wildlife events and activities and an information hub for the other nature reserves you can visit in the South Wales area.
The site itself is on National Cycle Route 4 and the nearest train station is in Tondu. The reserve itself is reclaimed from an old coal mine and relics of its industrial past are present around the site. The site is a wonderful example of how nature can reassert itself.
Lockley Lodge is the gateway to our islands reserves of Skomer and Skokholm, it sells ice cream, basic refreshments and a wide variety of gifts. The centre also has camera links to the islands for those days when the boats cannot sail.
Our two marine groups also have visitor centres which are fantastic places to visit.
Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Group have a lovely, refurbished, visitor centre in New Quay. Staffed by volunteers, the visitor centre is free to enter and is open seven days a week between April and November. The facilities include interpretative and interactive displays showcasing the huge variety of marine wildlife found in Cardigan Bay, including an aquarium full of rock pool species. There’s also a gift shop area so that you can take home a souvenir of your time there.