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 Visitor Centre will close on Sunday 20th December 2020. The Glasshouse Cafe will  re-open on Weds 6th January 2021 and offer a takeaway service only. The Gift Shop will remain closed throughout the  Tier 4 lockdown period. Call: 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.

Unfortunately, we will not be serving our Christmas lunches this December.

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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

  • Christmas Specials at the Welsh Wildlife Centre Glasshouse Cafe!Christmas Specials at the Welsh Wildlife Centre Glasshouse Cafe!
    Ho, Ho, Ho! Our Welsh Wildlife Centre Glasshouse Cafe team will be serving up a Christmas storm this December.   Instead of the traditional Christmas three course meal, this year our brilliant Head Chef (Gareth) has pulled out all the stops and developed a tantalising list of Christmas Specials that will make your mouth water! Our Christmas Specials ...
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    Thanks to the wonderful response to our ‘Boardwalk Appeal’ and funding from Welsh Government, Enabling Natural Resources and Well-being in Wales (ENRaW) Grant scheme, work has now started to replace 600m of boardwalk at our Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) Teifi Marshes nature reserve in Pembrokeshire. The new boardwalk is being made to ...
  • Winter Wildlife Friendly Gardening!
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  • Our Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020!Our Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020!
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About the Welsh Wildlife Centre – inside and out

  • Christmas Specials at the Welsh Wildlife Centre Glasshouse Cafe!Christmas Specials at the Welsh Wildlife Centre Glasshouse Cafe!
    Ho, Ho, Ho! Our Welsh Wildlife Centre Glasshouse Cafe team will be serving up a Christmas storm this December.   Instead of the traditional Christmas three course meal, this year our brilliant Head Chef (Gareth) has pulled out all the stops and developed a tantalising list of Christmas Specials that will make your mouth water! Our Christmas Specials ...
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  • ‘Walk This Way’…Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve, Boardwalk Update!
    Thanks to the wonderful response to our ‘Boardwalk Appeal’ and funding from Welsh Government, Enabling Natural Resources and Well-being in Wales (ENRaW) Grant scheme, work has now started to replace 600m of boardwalk at our Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) Teifi Marshes nature reserve in Pembrokeshire. The new boardwalk is being made to ...
  • Winter Wildlife Friendly Gardening!
    Gardens are a haven for us and our native wildlife as their natural habitats decline. No matter what size your plot, there are a multitude of ways to make your garden great for wildlife and people! Some of our once common species, such as toads and hedgehogs have lost so much natural habitat now that their ...
  • Our Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020!Our Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for 2020!
    Christmas 2020 is going to be very different for all of us but we at the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are determined to help you make it one to never forget with an array of fabulous gift ideas. Here are our top 5 picks for 2020, with all money raised from sales ...
  • Support our Shops and Help Protect Wildlife!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 ...
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    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!
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  • 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 ...