Welsh Wildlife Centre

Visit the Wildlife Trust Welsh Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran, on the Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion border and discover the wonders of nature at the fantastic site of the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. The Welsh Wildlife Centre really is a 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 and giant willow badger mascot, and meeting the stunning water buffalo as well as a host of other residents to the marshes, be it furry, slimy or even just wooden!

The natural elements of the marshes mean that they are home to all nature of creatures. The kingfishers – just one of many birds on the reserve – are a common sight to behold, as are the families of otters, birds of prey, squirrels and other flora and fauna.

The iconic Glasshouse building presents a fantastic first impression, and gives an even better welcome. A multi-level building, it houses a cafe and restaurant, shop and activity centre that is bursting with information and facts about the area, the marshes and the wildlife that live within it.

Find out more about the Teifi Marshes and the Welsh Wildlife Centre below…

Exploring the Wildlife Trust Welsh Wildlife Centre

The Welsh Wildlife Centre has an extraordinary range of things to do, both inside and outside, so is a great day out no matter what the weather pattern.

In 2016, the Centre achieved it’s TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and continues to offer a fantastic experience that all the family can enjoy.

If you’re planning a day inside, then here are the following activities you can choose from:

  • A learning-through-play area, where younger children, in particular, can have fun with wildlife colouring, drawing, and quizzes.
  • A screen showing wildlife films
  • Interpretation Centre and Shop, which is packed with information about wildlife and the work of the Welsh Wildlife Trust in particular
  • The Glasshouse Café serving fresh, locally sourced food, cakes and meals including local specialities, with stunning views looking across the Teifi Marsh wildlife reserve
  • The gift shop for mementos of your visit as well as ideas & things to try out at home to support wildlife.

 

The Great Outdoors - Exploring the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve

There are four themed nature trails in and around the Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve, which you can access from the Welsh Wildlife Centre, and all vary in their accessibility. Some have easy access, some are more challenging and some can be explored better by bike. However, exploring the reserve in all capacities gives you potential access to a range of different experiences, such as:

  • Fantastic trails and walks in stunning locations throughout the reserve
  • Bird hides where patient observers will encounter new sights and sounds, with a binocular hire service is now available from the reception desk in the shop
  • An Explorer Backpack hire, which is full of unusual nature activities, to help your children play around and explore the nature reserve
  • The Welsh Wildlife Centre playground and slide, offering an adventure play area, where adults can relax while children burn off that excess energy
  • An activities programme of play, exploration and creativity for all the family, which can be access throughout the year, at any time
  • The now-famous willow sculptures for wonder and inspiration
  • Canoe hire on-site of the Marshes (via third-party hire contacts)
  • Fantastic picnic areas, both near the café and in secluded places around the nature reserve, as well as down by the river for optimum sight-seeing

For unique access to the Teifi Marshes, why not stay...?

The WTSWW offers a cosy and unique self-catering cottage experience available exclusively on FBM Holidays, in Oak Tree Cottage, aka 'The Cwtch'. Explore the Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve in all it's glory, after hours, with no interruptions.

Oak Tree Cottage