Opening Times The shop and cafe are open from 10 am (seven days a week. closing 5pm high season, 4pm low season) open until just before Christmas, closed for Christmas week 2018, reopening New Year’s Day 2019. 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.
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!
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.
- Welsh Wildlife Centre Awarded National Lottery Support! The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (WTSWW) Welsh Wildlife Centre (WWC) have received a confirmed grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for an options appraisal project. Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the options appraisal project will focus on improving the WTSWW Visitor Centre, infrastructure and ancillary buildings at ...
- Boardwalk appeal reaches target! Funding for a new 600m boardwalk at Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve has now been secured and the structure will be erected during the winter of 2019/20. The new boardwalk will create a circular route where there currently is none and will be free to access for local members and residents. The route will provide access through the ...
- Arson Attack Destroys Bird Hide at Welsh Wildlife Centre! We are devastated to announce that our popular Kingfisher hide, located on the Wetlands Trail of the Welsh Wildlife Centre and Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve was burnt to the ground at approx. 9pm on Tuesday (24th September) evening in what looks like yet another malicious arson attack. Gina Gavigan, Marketing and Development Manager for The Wildlife ...
- Have you booked your Christmas party? Now you may be thinking that it’s a touch to early to be thinking about Christmas already! But we’ve got an ongoing event that you’re not going to want to miss out on… From Saturday 24th November & Thursday 19th December we’re offering Christmas lunches at the Welsh Wildlife Centre! Join us in our award winning Glasshouse Cafe ...
About the Welsh Wildlife Centre – inside and out
- 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! 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 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 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 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 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 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 ...
- Glasshouse Cafe Dishes Glasshouse 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 ...