Author: Martin Jones

Easter Egg-citement at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

Easter Eggs
Eagle Owl

Pant Glas Birds of Prey will visit the Welsh Wildlife Centre on Good Friday

Pay a visit to the Welsh Wildlife Centre this Easter holidays for some egg-citing events and activities!

Over the Easter Weekend, have a go at the egg-cellent Easter Egg Hunt and some fantastic craft activities! The Centre will also be welcoming some egg-stra special guests on Good Friday when Pant Glas birds of Prey visit us with a selection of owls and hawks!

Silent World Chameleon

Silent World Zoo 2U will visit the Welsh Wildlife Centre on Easter Monday

Silent World Zoo 2U will also be calling in on Easter Monday with their Fantastic Beasts – learn all about their way of life and where they come from, plus you can even hold some of them!

Paint a Squirrel Feeder

Paint a Squirrel Feeder on Friday 6 April

During the fortnight of festivities, there will be various wildlife themed craft activities happening on select dates including painting bee, butterfly and ladybird homes and even squirrel feeders too!

Pond dipping sessions and mini-beast safaris will also be occurring on Tuesdays (3rd & 10th April) and Thursdays (5th & 12th April) respectively.

Find out more information, including dates, times, entry fees and more here!

Charity Car Boot Sale at the Welsh Wildlife Centre *Postponed*

Welsh Wildlife Centre
Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre

**Due to the impending cold weather, we have decided to postpone our charity car boot sale until a later date. Please check our website for further information in the near future.**

Grab yourself a bargain or have a really good Spring clear out! Pitches are available to book at £10 each with all funds raised going towards the conservation work of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

To book a pitch, please complete the booking form which can be accessed via the link below. Please return the form along with payment to the Welsh Wildlife Centre, payment by cash, card or cheque is accepted. Full details including terms and conditions can be found on the form.

Welsh Wildlife Centre Car Boot Sale Booking Agreement

The sales area will be open from 8.30am for stallholders to set up and will be open to shoppers from 10am. Free entry to shoppers, the usual £3 car parking charge applies for non-members of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

The Glasshouse Cafe will be serving breakfast baguettes, and the Gift Shop will be open as usual too.

February Fun at the Welsh Wildlife Centre!

Kingfisher Slate
Kingfisher Slate

Slate Painting

Get arty at the Welsh Wildlife Centre this February Half Term! Activities are planned every day from Monday 19 until Friday 23 February 2018!


Throughout the week, you can get creative by painting swaying lizards, flower pots, bird feeders, shoulder bags and pieces of slate – there is a different activity every day and sessions start from 11am and 2pm. Full details below:


Monday – Paint a Swaying Wooden Lizard
Tuesday – Slate Painting
Wednesday – Paint a Wildlife Flower Pot
Thursday – Decorate Your Own Shoulder Bag
Friday – Paint Your Own Bird Feeder

Halloween Hoot at the Welsh Wildlife Centre!

Eagle Owl
Silent World Spider

Silent World’s Fantastic Beasts

Have a Halloween Hoot at the Welsh Wildlife Centre this Autumn Half Term! The Centre has a whole host of events and activities happening throughout the week, including some spooktacular Halloween themed activities.

On Monday 30 October, Silent World will be visiting with their fantastic beasts. Find out all about their way of life and where they come from.

Come along to the Halloween Hoot on Tuesday 31 October where there will be Halloween craft activities, a mystery quiz trail and an array of owls and creepy crawlies to see courtesy of Pantglas Birds of Prey.

Ceramic Bat Tea Lights

Ceramic Bat Tea Light Holder

Throughout the rest of the week, have a go at a range of wonderful craft activities. Paint a ceramic owl or bat tea light holder on Wednesday 1 November, decorate a mushroom bird feeder on the Thursday and on Friday 3 November, have a go at some autumn leaf art!

There will also be a range of crafts available on the weekends as well.

Full details, including start times, entry fees and booking information can be found here.

Get Your Wildlife Trusts Christmas Cards & 2018 Calendar Now!

Wildlife Trusts Calendar 2018
The Wildlife Trusts Christmas Cards Mixed Pack 2018

Wildlife Trusts Christmas Cards

Delight your loved ones this Christmas with these sublime Wildlife Trusts Christmas cards, featuring outstanding images of British Wildlife enjoying the festive season!



The cards come in large mixed packs of 10 featuring 5 different images. The message inside each card reads ‘Happy Christmas’ and each pack comes with 10 white envelopes. All materials used are sustainably sourced and biodegradable.

Wildlife Trusts Calendar 2018

Wildlife Trusts 2018 Calendar

Also available to purchase as a wonderful Christmas gift is the Wildlife Trusts 2018 calendar, again featuring a remarkable range of photographs with all kinds of wildlife from around the UK. This delightful calendar has been nominated for ‘Best Charity Calendar’ at the National Calendar Awards.

Both items are available now from the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran, or from our online shop where you can find plenty more superb gift ideas. There is also free delivery available on orders over £20.

Wildlife Trusts Top Trumps Now Available to Order!

Top Trumps Advert

Top Trumps AdvertThe Wildlife Trusts have produced their very own version of the well-loved Top Trumps game. Top Trumps is the world’s most popular card game with its irresistible combination of discovery, competition and fun!

The Wildlife Trusts version of the game features 30 of the most popular species of British wildlife. Each card contains fun, fast, easily digestible facts which help children to learn about the animals they have seen.

The Top Trumps game is available to purchase online and from the Welsh Wildlife Centre Gift Shop now!

Summer Holiday Fun at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre
Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Pay a visit to the Welsh Wildlife Centre this summer where you can have a go at a whole host of fun activities!

With events taking place every day between July 22 and September 3, there’s plenty to do!



Every Monday during the holidays, make your own bubble wands and blow giant bubbles out on our badger meadow. On Tuesdays, have a go at some pond dipping and discover the aquatic wildlife of Teifi Marshes.


Giant Bubble Wands

Make Your Own Bubble Wand and Blow Giant Bubbles!

Wednesdays and Thursdays are our arts & crafts days. Paint your own swaying snake or lizard every Wednesday and on Thursdays you can paint your own wildlife flower pots.

Have a go at our wildlife quiz on Fridays where you can win a prize and over the weekends you can choose from a range of self-led craft activities for just £2 each.

Bird Flower Pot

Paint Your Own Wildlife Flower Pot

There are two sessions per activity starting from 11am and 2pm and the costs range from £2-£4 per activity. The wildlife quiz and self-led crafts are available from 10am-4pm. Full details of all our activities can be found here.

Whitsun Fun at the Welsh Wildlife Centre!


Pay a visit to the Welsh Wildlife Centre this Whitsun half term for a whole host of fun activities!


Archery at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

On the Bank Holiday Monday, have a go at some archery! The whole family can have a go with adult and children bows available, plus there are even tiny bows for toddlers too!

On Tuesday 30 May, explore the aquatic wildlife at Teifi Marshes with some pond dipping and on Wednesday 31 May, paint your own swaying lizards!

On Thursday 1 June, come and discover the creepy crawlies and critters that live at Teifi Marshes by going on a mini-beast safari and on Friday 2 June, make your own flower pot friends!

Over the two weekends, there will also be a range of craft activities available for children.

Booking is highly recommended for the pond dipping, mini-beast safari, swaying lizards and flower pot friends. To book spaces, please call 01239 621600. No booking is required for the archery and weekend crafts.

Full details can be found on our events page.

SA37 Residents Join Free Parking Scheme at the Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre
Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Since 2011, residents living within the SA43 postcode have been entitled to free parking at the Welsh Wildlife Centre.

The team at the Welsh Wildlife Centre have decided to expand this scheme to include households within the SA37 postcode.

Residents living within this postcode can sign up to the free parking scheme from Friday 21 October 2016. We are also requesting that all current SA43 members re-subscribe to the scheme in order to receive the new car sticker for 2017-18. This can be done from Friday 21 October also.

To subscribe or re-subscribe, please call in to the Welsh Wildlife Centre to fill out a form. We also request that you bring proof of address with you (eg. driving license, utility bill).

Christmas Gift Ideas Galore!

Some people love it and some people loathe it, but Christmas is not far away and it is time to start thinking about what presents to buy your loved ones.

The Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales is on hand to help with a wide range of gifts, wrapping paper and cards, plus profits made from all sales go towards helping wildlife in your local area.

Wildlife Trusts 2017 Calendar

Wildlife Trusts 2017 Calendar

Have a look at our online shop to see the full selection which includes our ever popular packs of mixed cards featuring wintery images of some of Britain’s favourite wildlife and the Wildlife Trusts 2017 calendar also with stunning imagery throughout.

For puffin fanatics, we have a huge range of gifts available and for those who love birdwatching, why not treat them to a pair of top quality, great value Wildlife Trust branded binoculars?

We also have a range of delightful gifts, books and soft toys for children including our brand new large fluffy owls, novelty penguin sand animals and colour your own calendars all extremely well priced.

We have a great range of homeware, stationery and books so there is a fantastic variety of items to choose from.

If you spend £20 or more then you can also get FREE DELIVERY!

Shop now at or visit our Gift Shop at the Welsh Wildlife Centre where you can pick up all of these items and so much more!

A Grand Day Out for Welsh Wildlife Centre Volunteers

Welsh Wildlife Centre Volunteers and Staff

Welsh Wildlife Centre Volunteers and Staff

On Wednesday 22 June, some of the staff and volunteers of the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes visited Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in New Quay. The trip was arranged by the staff of the Welsh Wildlife Centre as an opportunity to thank the volunteers for their hard work and commitment and it was also a great social occasion for the group.

The day involved an exciting boat trip in the morning to try and spot dolphins in Cardigan Bay. The two hour trip allowed the group to witness hundreds of nesting seabirds on the cliffs, such as guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes and there were some fantastic sightings of gannets flying over.

A number of seals were spotted also but after an hour and a half on the water, not a single dolphin had been seen. All of sudden though, everybody’s patience paid off as a bottlenose dolphin emerged directly beside the boat. The group were amazed to see one in such close proximity!

Bottlenose Dolphin (c) Tommy Evans

Bottlenose Dolphin (c) Tommy Evans

On returning to land, the group were led on a guided walk by Natalie Brown of Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, and found out more about the survey work carried out by Living Seas volunteers on the harbour wall. This was coupled with yet more brilliant sightings of a dolphin family playing close to the shore.

Natalie then took the group along the shoreline, pointing out and identifying various sea creatures in the rock pools, including common prawns, shore crabs and an unusual strawberry anemone.


Everybody had a fascinating day out and many of the volunteers are already planning their next visit!

Volunteering at the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes can be rewarding in many ways. It is a fantastic opportunity to meet new friends, engage with the local community and tourists, gain new skills and experiences and have a lot of fun at the same time! If you are interested in joining the team, please pop into the Centre or call 01239 621600.

Our New and Improved Web Shop!

Dream Island DVD

Dream Island DVD

We have completely revamped our online shop making it easier to use and now you can discover a much wider range of new products and old favourites, many of which have recently come back into stock such as the Dream Island DVD!

We have around 150 items on sale including books, field guides, children’s toys, stationery, homeware plus the Wildlife Trust’s range of great value binoculars from Opticron!

What’s more, when you spend £20 in our online shop, we will give you free postage!

Shop today for the perfect gifts for the ones you love, or for a momento of your day out at one of our reserves.