We are delighted to announce that a grant of £400,000 has been awarded to make improvements to Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre from the Welsh Government, Valleys Regional Park Discovery Gateways initiative.
This significant sum of money will allow The Wildlife Trust to invest in exciting projects which not only support the vital conservation work carried out on site but also enhance the overall visitor experience at Parc Slip over the next 18 months.
Sarah Kessell, Chief Executive Officer of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales said
“The Valleys are exceptional for their landscapes, wildlife, culture, heritage and communities and deserve wider recognition. We are proud to be chosen as a Discovery Gateway and are looking forward to working with our partners on this exciting Valleys Regional Park initiative. Parc Slip will receive £400,000 of Welsh Government funding to invest in better access links with local communities, and measures to increase sustainability, ecological diversity and to combat the climate crisis.”
The popularity of Parc Slip as a natural visitor attraction has rapidly grown over the last 4 years. Visitors travel from all over Wales and along the M4 corridor to attend events, enjoy the delicious food offering, connect with nature and explore the stunning 300 acre reserve. The visitor centre and nature reserve recently won the prestigious Bridgend Business Forum ‘2019 Tourism Business of the Year’ award which was sponsored by Handelsbanken, Bridgend.
Gina Gavigan, Marketing and Development Manager for The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales said
“We would like to thank Welsh Government, Valleys Regional Park and Bridgend County Borough Council for recognising Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre as a Discovery Gateway location and for supporting us as we lead the way towards a Wilder Future in Bridgend.”