Centre and Coffee Shop wil close on Sunday 7th November 2021 for the winter.


Parc Slip Visitor Centre and Cafe

The original education centre built here by the Coal Board in 1994 has been totally transformed. In May 2013, a new Visitor Centre was opened where people of all ages can learn more about our wonderful wildlife we have here in South Wales.

Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre (David Llewellyn)

Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre (David Llewellyn)

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.

Opening Hours

The Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre & Cafe will close on Sunday 7th November 2021 for winter. 


• The Coffee Shop is a relaxing and friendly environment with a full menu including sandwiches, wraps, cakes and hot and cold drinks. A variety of daily specials are also available.

• Toilets (including disabled) and baby-changing facilities.

• Over 10km of footpaths throughout the reserve including a number of circular walks and picnic areas on accessible footpaths.

View from the Discovery Room

View from the Discovery Room

• Regular wildlife events and activities, educational talks and lectures(please see events page for more details)

• There are a number of hides on the reserve overlooking different habitats for viewing wildlife.

• The Discovery Room, which overlooks the nature reserve, is a place for community, school and university groups to use to further their understanding and enjoyment of the natural world. New educational facilities coupled with incredible wildlife will help encourage the next generation of conservationists.

• Free car parking

Coach parties are very welcome at Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre and special arrangements are available when coaches book in advance, such as prepared food and guided walks. For more information or to book in a coach party to Parc Slip please contact Lorna Baggett via l.baggett@welshwildlife.org or 01656 724100

Holding your own event at the centre

The Discovery Room

The Discovery Room

To find out more about hiring facilities at our reserve contact us on Parc Slip Information or 01656 726992 for more details.

Where is it?

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).

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Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre
Fountain Road
CF32 0EH

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