The Welsh Wildlife Centre – Pembrokeshire

  • Things to See

    Things to See

  • Glasshouse Cafe

    Glasshouse Cafe

  • Welsh Wildlife Centre events

    Events

  • Shop

    Shop

  • About

    About

Opening Times: The Visitor Centre, including Glasshouse Cafe and Gift Shop, is open 5 days a week (Weds-Sun) from 10am-4pm. The centre is open until just before Christmas, closed for Christmas week 2020, reopening New Year’s Day 2021. Telephone: 01239 621600. E-mail: The Welsh Wildlife Centre

Discover….

the wonders of the nature at The Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve… your perfect day out in Pembrokeshire

Families will love exploring our nature trails on foot or two wheels, playing in the adventure playground, discovering our willow maze, meeting our resident water buffalo and friendly giant willow badger.

Our Adventure Backpacks provide a variety of fun filled activities including our unique geocaching trail.

Meet New Friends…

of the furry, slimy and wooden kind… friends come in all shapes and sizes at the Welsh Wildlife Centre! Look our for exciting and interactive activities and events throughout the year to get up close and personal with some amazing creatures.

Memories Are Made…

you’ll never forget your first sighting of a beautiful kingfisher from one of our many bird observation hides or when you witness a family of otters playing in the Teifi River whilst enjoying a secluded family picnic. The nature reserve is home to some of the most wonderful flora and fauna in the UK and it’s yours to experience, enjoy and reminisce.

Stay with us and enjoy the nature reserve after hours. Our Oak Tree Cottage (also known as the Cwtch) is a delightful and cosy cottage for families.  You can book online or call us here at The Welsh Wildlife Centre.

 

Baby tawny owls at Teifi Marsh by Tommy Evans

Baby Tawny owls at Teifi by Tommy Evans

Visit Wales Gold Accolade Award

Go WILD for Our Food

The iconic award winning Welsh Wildlife Centre is home to the wonderful Glasshouse Cafe why not be our guest and sample our delicious delights of our homecooked menu whilst relaxing and enjoying the amazing panoramic views of the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor cafe seating areas. Did we mention the cake?… yum!

If you are thinking of taking your dog along with you to Teifi Marshes, please read and conform to our guidelines for dog walking on nature reserves. This will help us to keep the nature reserves a safe place for wildlife and people.
Join us for Christmas Lunch this December– the food at the Glasshouse Cafe is just wonderful, fresh and locally sourced – book now. We can accommodate group bookings as well, contact us for more information.

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Starling murmuration at Teifi Marshes by Tommy Evans

The Welsh Wildlife Centre

  • FREE car park for members and residents living in the SA43 and SA37 postcode areas – please bring proof of residency and fill in a short application form (otherwise parking is £3 for all day)
  • FREE entry to the reserve and visitor centre
  • Glasshouse Cafe –  licensed restaurant selling gorgeous homemade and local food, stunning cakes and ice cream
  • Male, female and accessible toilets
  • Shop and display rooms with great exhibitions telling you about the local wildlife
  • An events programme, with activities including wildlife surveys and guided walks, is running from the Visitor Centre.
  • Friendly staff and volunteers, who can answer any questions you have about the reserve

It is also now possible to rent our conference facilities in the Harlow Room at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, a fantastic venue for any meeting!

 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the Welsh Wildlife Centre
MAP
DIRECTIONS
PUBLIC TRANSPORT

From Cardigan Town Centre

follow the one way system round, turning off left out of town by the Bus Station. At the large roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A487, at the next roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A478, turn left towards Cilgerran Castle and Cilgerran village, then turn left onto Church street and bear left onto an un-named road with the Welsh Wildlife Centre sign ahead.

From Newcastle Emlyn & Carmarthen

follow the A484. At the roundabout, at the entrance to Cardigan, take the 1st exit on to the A487 over the river. At the next roundabout, take the first exit onto the A478. After a mile and a half in Pen-y-bryn, turn left towards Cilgerran Castle and Cilgerran village. Half a mile later, turn left onto Church street and bear left onto an un-named road with the Welsh Wildlife Centre sign ahead.

The 430 and 390 buses travel between Cardigan and Cilgerran and then there is a walk to the reserve and visitor centre.

Alternatively it is possible to walk across the reserve from Cardigan.

A useful bus timetable from Ceredigion Council will help you plan your journey (please note we cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of external websites)

Stay in touch

For further information on the Welsh Wildlife Centre Pembrokeshire please call 01239 621600 or email
The Welsh Wildlife Centre Team

Come and find us on Facebook or on Twitter @WelshWildlife.

If you are a local resident it is possible to sign up to our SA43 and SA37 park for free scheme and membership e-newsletter, please contact us to find out more.


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WWC News

  • Support our Shops and Help Protect Wildlife!
    We were extremely pleased to be able to re-open our Gift Shop at the Welsh Wildlife Centre and our online store this September after had to be closed abruptly in March due to the COVID-19 situation. Income from our retail outlets accounts for a large proportion of our annual fundraising total, the bulk of which is ...
  • Birding Success at Teifi Marshes!Birding Success at Teifi Marshes!
    This year has seen a real success for a number of species at Teifi Marshes nature reserve. What with the dry, sunny and warm months of April and May, the benefits have been seen with a few key bird species on the reserve. Kingfishers have been most bountiful with one photo catching 6 individuals on a ...
  • We Are Good To Go!We Are Good To Go!
    Yes!!! We are Finally Good to Go! We are delighted to announce that after 4 months of being closed, two of our Wildlife Trust Visitor Centres will once again open their doors to visitors! The Welsh Wildlife Centre The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran will open on Wednesday 29th July from 10am until 4pm. The centre will be ...
  • The Puffin Prize!
    Eyes on the Prize Would you like a chance to win your very own Puffin photo book? A book made just for you? There will only be one copy, and it could be yours. We will also take you and your close family to Skomer Island as VIPs for a day! There you will be met ...

About the Welsh Wildlife Centre – inside and out

  • Support our Shops and Help Protect Wildlife!
    We were extremely pleased to be able to re-open our Gift Shop at the Welsh Wildlife Centre and our online store this September after had to be closed abruptly in March due to the COVID-19 situation. Income from our retail outlets accounts for a large proportion of our annual fundraising total, the bulk of which is ...
  • Birding Success at Teifi Marshes!Birding Success at Teifi Marshes!
    This year has seen a real success for a number of species at Teifi Marshes nature reserve. What with the dry, sunny and warm months of April and May, the benefits have been seen with a few key bird species on the reserve. Kingfishers have been most bountiful with one photo catching 6 individuals on a ...
  • We Are Good To Go!We Are Good To Go!
    Yes!!! We are Finally Good to Go! We are delighted to announce that after 4 months of being closed, two of our Wildlife Trust Visitor Centres will once again open their doors to visitors! The Welsh Wildlife Centre The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran will open on Wednesday 29th July from 10am until 4pm. The centre will be ...
  • Anti-social behaviour at Teifi Marshes…again!
    Since lockdown restrictions have eased in Wales, there has sadly been a surge in anti-social behaviour at Teifi Marshes nature reserve, the home of The Wildlife Trust’s Welsh Wildlife Centre. Unfortunaley, youths are gathering in our nature reserve bird hides and playing loud music, drinking and taking drugs. Grazing ponies have been let out of fields ...
  • Spring into Action this Half Term at the Welsh Wildlife Centre!Spring into Action this Half Term at the Welsh Wildlife Centre!
    Over the Half Term holiday, at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, we have an exciting range of outdoor learning and indoor crafty events to keep you busy whatever the weather. On Bank Holiday Monday 27th May, Castle Archers will be with us offering you the chance to have a go at this brilliant traditional sporting activity! Sessions ...
  • Lift Upgrade works at The Welsh Wildlife Centre
      The lift at the Welsh Wildlife Centre is to undergo full refurbishment starting on Thursday 4th May. This will mean that from this date for a period of several weeks there will be some disruption to normal disabled access to The Visitors Centre. Alternative disabled access will be from the main car park via the Explorer ...
  • Welsh Wildlife Centre Wins Gold!Welsh Wildlife Centre Wins Gold!
    The Wildlife Trusts’ Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran has won the prestigious Visit Wales ‘Gold’ Award for outstanding customer service and facilities.  Located in the heart of the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, the award winning and iconic Welsh Wildlife Centre is home to the Glasshouse Café, Wildlife Trust gift shop and interactive family interpretation area. Mark ...
  • Christmas craft fund raising day at The Welsh Wildlife CentreChristmas craft fund raising day at The Welsh Wildlife Centre
    On Saturday 12th December in conjunction with Hedgely Hogspital we will be holding a joint fund raising children’s craft day at The Visitors Centre here in Cilgerran. Hedgely Hogspital are a hedgehog rescue and rehabilitation charity covering the local area. We will have a range of fun Christmas craft activities available including wreath making, Christmas tree ...
  • Welsh Wildlife Centre NewsWelsh Wildlife Centre News
    There is always something happening in this fantastic visitor centre or out on the reserve. Whether you are a wildlife expert and want to watch the over wintering birds or you are a family looking for something special to do. From willow sculptures to cycle trails, playgrounds to pole barns, there is always something to ...
  • The Four SeasonsThe Four Seasons
    There is always a chance to something of interest at Teifi Marshes and the Welsh Wildlife Centre, no matter what the season. Spring: In spring as the first blushes of life are being seen at the Welsh Wildlife Centre there is a chance to see bluebells in flower blossom along the wooded pathways the first of the dragonflies emerging Summer: butterflies, including ...
  • Facilities for people with disabilitiesFacilities for people with disabilities
    The Welsh Wildlife Centre and surrounding Teifi Marsh nature reserve has so much to stimulate the senses and much of it can be accessed by people of all abilities. All the senses will be stimulated by coming to the Welsh Wildlife Centre and exploring around the site. Parking is available up by the Welsh Wildlife Centre ...
  • How to find usHow to find us
    Teifi Marsh bridges the village of Cilgerran and the town of Cardigan, with the Welsh Wildlife Centre sitting in these stunning surroundings. There is parking with a small charge (this does not apply to members or local residents in the SA43 scheme). The Cardi Bach cycle route runs through the reserve, linking Cardigan to Cilgerran. From ...