Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre

Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre – Glamorgan

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Contact 01656 724100 or on weekends please ring 01656 726993

Fountain Road, Tondu CF32 0EH

The New Visitor Centre from the Meadows

The 300 acre Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve with its Visitor Centre has something for everyone. A variety of different habitat types supporting many different species for wildlife enthusiast, a safe area for families to discover and enjoy nature, well -maintained traffic-free cycle tracks, including a 4km stretch of Sustrans National Cycle Route 4 for cyclists and over 10km of tracks for dog walking, with water and free dog waste bags available at the Visitor Centre.There are accessible paths on the Nature Reserve for wheelchairs, walking sticks and for those with sight problems. The Centre and Coffee Shop are fully accessible.

We have a number of wildlife events and activities taking place from the centre, including weekly Reptile Rambles. Visit the website pages for the full events list

The Coffee Shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am until 4pm. Come and join us for a walk and follow it up with coffee and cake, watching the birds from the comfort of an armchair!

The Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre
  • FREE car park 
  • FREE entry
  • Coffee Shop serving sandwiches, wraps, jacket potatoes, cakes and hot and cold drinks
  • Male, female and accessible toilets
  • Discovery Room with exhibitions, videos, nature table and more. This room is available for hire, please contact us for details on 01656 724100 
  • An events programme, with activities including wildlife surveys and guided walks, is running from the Visitor Centre.
  • Friendly Parc Slip Ambassadors, who can answer any questions you have about the reserve. 
Northern Wetlands Hide

Northern Wetlands Hide

Just click on the tabs above to learn about the Visitor Centre and Coffee Shop, the events running from the centre, the Nature Reserve, the wildlife and the history of the site. 


View of Visitors Centre from Fountain Road

View of Visitors Centre from Fountain Road

From Junction 36 of the M4, at the roundabout take the exit onto the A4063 towards Maesteg. Go through two sets of traffic lights, then at the roundabout, take the second exit onto the B4281 (signposted Aberkenfig and Pyle), following the brown duck tourist sign for Parc Slip.  After approximately one mile, turn right at the Fountain Restaurant onto Fountain Road, still following the brown duck signs. Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre is on your left after approximately half a mile. 

Please be aware that the satellite navigation systems may direct you onto New Road. The Visitor Centre is located on Fountain Road (signposted Fountain).


The nearest train station to Parc Slip Nature Reserve is Tondu. Leaving Tondu station, head down the road, past the Railway Club and join Bryn road, heading right. At the cross roads, go right, under the bridge and past Lidl to the Methodist Church. Just past the church, on the left, take the pathway which leads into the woods. Follow the path straight, going over a board walk, and past the picnic bench until you come out on Fountain Road, opposite the Wildlife Trust Visitor centre.  

Latest News from Parc Slip

  • Elevated Hide Fund Silent Auction Golden Eagle with GrouseWe are still busy fundraising to cover the costs of the new elevated hide which overlooks the new wetland at Parc Slip. There has been a huge amount of support for the project so far and we are getting closer to our goal of £20,000... Read More » We have received a very kind contribution from ...
  • Local School Children Create Wicked Wildlife From Waste! Tilly's ButterflyThe Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales recently ran a competition for schools in South Wales to turn any school and household waste into wicked wildlife! Children were challenged to create animals using waste from around school or home, such as bumblebees from bottle tops or badgers from crisp packets.... Read More » We had a ...
  • Harp Recital Helps Build Elevated Bird Hide at Parc Slip Harp concert Liz Gordan (Mad Apple Designs)On Friday 28th February, we were privileged to be joined at Parc Slip by local music teachers Angharad Edwards and Thomas Morgan and their students for an evening of music in aid of the Wildlife Trust.... Read More » Attendees were treated to a wonderful array of harp and piano music, from Bach and Purcell to ...
  • Parc Slip’s New Elevated Bird Hide Lapwing Ian RoseParc Slip Nature Reserve, situated in Tondu, Bridgend is WTSWW’s flagship nature reserve in South Wales and supports a wide variety of wildlife. The nature reserve supports over 1,000 different species of wildlife, from scarce blue-tailed damselfly and great crested newt, to overwintering wildfowl and breeding lapwing. ... Read More » To increase the biodiversity of Parc ...
  • Name that Badger! Badger sculptureVisitors to Parc Slip Nature Reserve will have noticed a new addition to our picnic area, a fantastic badger sculpture created by Chris of Wood Art Works. ... Read More » We are now looking for a name for our lovely sculpture- can you help? Send us your suggestions on email or tweet. ... Read More » The badger ...
  • Highland Cattle become Conservationists at Parc Slip Highland CowsParc Slip Nature Reserve has employed the help of some four-legged conservationists this month to help with the management of the nature reserve.... Read More » Lapwings are a bird that often frequent farmland and wetlands, named for their broad wings which are unmistakeable when the bird is in flight. The bird is also known as ...
  • Bright Future for Glow Worms at Parc Slip Female and male glow worm Mike BrightMike, Rudi and Finn Bright and Rose Revera... Read More » The glow worm, Lampyris noctiluca, is not in fact a worm, but a bioluminescent beetle of the family Lampyridae. The glow-worm life cycle consists of 4 main stages (1. The Egg 2. The larva 3. The Pupa 4. The adult). The eggs are laid in ...


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