Parc Slip Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre is one of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales' flagship nature reserves. It is nestled in the heart of Bridgend and a mere 6 minutes off Junction 36 of the M4.
If you haven't visited yet, we would highly recommend that you make a trip to this beautifully wild reserve a priority for 2018.
At this time of year, the reserve is starting to show signs of blooming life as we edge closer and closer to spring. Lapwing have been seen flying over the reserve and we had our first one land on the wetlands just beyond the Northern Wetlands Hide.
During February the centre will play host to a variety of exciting events to suit everyone. Some of these include the amazing beasts of Parc Slip walk, den building and animal lunch box making, wildlife watch for the young and budding conservationists and virtual reality experiences and self-led crafts.
We also have a new heritage trail that opened up last year. Pop into the visitor centre cafe to grab yourself a trail map. There's a choice of either a short or long walk. And then explore the heritage of this astounding nature reserve, previously an open cast coal mine, and keep an eye out for our beautifully crafted totem poles along the way.
Take a look at our events page to find Parc Slip events and other Wildlife Trust events happening around South and West Wales.