The Welsh Wildlife Centre – Pembrokeshire

  • Things to See

    Things to See

  • Glasshouse Cafe

    Glasshouse Cafe

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Opening Times The shop and cafe are open from 10 am (seven days a week) open until the 20 December, closed for Christmas week 2017, reopening New Year’s Day 2018 Telephone: 01239 621600 E-mail: The Welsh Wildlife Centre


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.

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.

Baby Tawny owls at Teifi by Tommy EvansTeifi MarshesThe winding river at Creek HideBuffalo at TeifiSwans at Teifi marshRiver Teifi, Gorge Trail looking west Teifi marshes - Buffalo Teifi Marshes meadow view over CardiganOtter can be seen at Teifi
Baby Tawny owls at Teifi by Tommy Evans

Visit Wales Gold Accolade Award

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
  • FREE entry
  • 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.
  • The Glasshouse Cafe is also available for private hire.

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

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.

WWC News

  • Moo-ving Onto the Marshes buffalo Teifi Marshes July 2013The water buffalo have returned for anoter summer grazing the Teifi Marshes nature reserve. Five adult female buffalo arrived last week and will be here until the autumn. Water buffalo are fantastic conservation grazers and do a very important job for wildlife. Unlike cattle or ponies water buffalo love getting their feet wet and wallowing in ...
  • Lift upgrade works at The Welsh Wildlife Centre The Lift at The Welsh Wildlife Centre is to undergo a full refurbishment, with work starting on Tuesday 25th April 2017. This means that from that date for a maximum of four weeks there will be some disruption to normal disabled access to The Visitors Centre. The lift may be entirely out of service during part ...
  • Easter ‘Eggcitement’ at the Welsh Wildlife Centre Easter Egg HuntThe Welsh Wildlife Centre plays host to a range of fantastic activities and events this Easter. Two weeks crammed full of excitement begin from Saturday 8 April. We will be welcoming some extra special guests over the Easter weekend, with Pant Glas Birds of Prey visiting us on Good Friday 14 April, Silent World’s Weird and ...
  • Outdoor Yoga and Walking Meditation taster sessions at WWC imageOver the next couple of weeks there will be four free health and wellbeing taster sessions held at the Welsh Wildlife Centre. Walking Meditation sessions will be on Friday 24th March from 10am – 11am or on Saturday 1st April from 10am – 11am. Come and experience a walk through Teifi Marshes nature reserve that brings you ...

About the Welsh Wildlife Centre – inside and out

  • Glasshouse Café Christmas Menu 2016 at the Welsh Wildlife Centre WTSWW christmas menuThe Glasshouse Café has now produced their delicious Christmas Menu for 2016. This will be served between Saturday 26 November and Tuesday 20 December 2016. Booking is essential and menu choices are required two weeks in advance of the date of your meal along with £7 deposit per person. Please click on Glasshouse Café Christmas Menu 2016 for ...
  • Welsh Wildlife Centre Wins Gold! Welsh Wildlife team winning the Gold AwardThe 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 Centre 12042651_1548698432046385_7109909373212807038_n.jpgOn 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 News Teifi MarshThere 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 Seasons Bluebells Neil AldridgeThere 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 seebluebells in flower blossom along the wooded pathways the first of the dragonflies emergingSummer:butterflies, including ...
  • Facilities for people with disabilities Small tortoiseshell on oregano LW 08-09The 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 us Entrance to WWCTeifi 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 ...
  • Glasshouse Cafe Dishes Gareth and Fresh SewinGlasshouse Café open 10 am – 5pm (hot food served 12noon – 2.30pm) Our café has a daily specials board which changes according to the seasonality and availability of our ingredients. You can always be sure that the dishes we produce are homemade, fresh and tasty.l Typical dishes may include: Soups – always homemade, always a vegetarian option ...