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Welsh Wildlife Centre

#1 of 2 things to do in Cilgerran Features Animals
Cilgerran, Cardigan SA43 2TB, Wales
+44 1239 621600
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Great place for lunch and play.

Stopped here for lunch and a play. Lots of interesting activities and facts about local wildlife... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beverley, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well worth a visit

As we were staying in Cilgerran, we visited the Welsh Wildlife centre at Teifi Marsh - fantastic... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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**Under New Management for 2015** The Welsh Wildlife Centre is an award winning Visitor Centre situated in the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve. The site is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and all profits from the Centre go towards the conservation work carried out in the region by the Trust. The Centre includes our hugely popular Glasshouse Cafe & Gift Shop, and all three floors are fully accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Toilets, baby changing facilities and children's activities are also available. During the school holidays and at weekends, we also run a huge array of events for adults, children and families. You can also pick up a copy of our guidebook, hire binoculars so you can discover the wonders of the surrounding nature reserve or children can also hire an Adventure Backpack containing lots of different and fun activities to explore the site. Out on the reserve, there are six bird hides and these look out over the multiple habitats that occur at Teifi Marshes. Our Explorer Trail is completely accessible for wheelchairs, as is the first stretch of our Wetland Trail which forms part of cycle route 82 running between Cilgerran and Cardigan along a disused railway line reclaimed by nature! Other trails on our reserve include the beautiful Woodland Trail which is covered with bluebells in spring, and the more adventurous and challenging Gorge Trail with stunning scenery of the River Teifi. Popular wildlife that can be seen on the reserve include otters, kingfishers, deer and between April and September, Asian water buffalo graze the site. The reserve is home to the second largest reed bed in Wales, and this is a vital habitat for many bird species such as various types of warblers including the elusive cettis warbler and a large population of water rails. You'll be amazed at what you can find around the Visitor Centre also! Out on our meadow, you will find Helyg - our giant willow badger and in front of the Centre, we have a living willow maze, deer sculpture and further along a children's play area. Fancy staying on the reserve overnight once all the visitors have gone? You can do that too! Book a stay at our onsite holiday accommodation, Oak Tree Cottage - the perfect retreat for couples of a family of four! There's plenty to see and do at the Welsh Wildlife Centre so be sure to pay us a visit if you are in the area!
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Cilgerran, Cardigan SA43 2TB, Wales
+44 1239 621600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and a play. Lots of interesting activities and facts about local wildlife. Staff friendly and informative. Quiche for lunch delicious and generous portion. Free entry and £3 to park.

Thank Charminsal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As we were staying in Cilgerran, we visited the Welsh Wildlife centre at Teifi Marsh - fantastic value where you pay £3 to park and then free entry into the centre. Various walks available; we went on the Kingfisher and Otter walk (Red trail -...More

Thank RoutemasterCambridge
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We stopped off here on our way home from Pembrokeshire and were really glad that we did. It was an interesting place with different walks and lots of good quality bird hides which are actually a pleasure to sit in (unlike in some places we...More

Thank Lyn G
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great FREE day here exploring, wonderful walks and we stopped at the cafe for food- very reasonable and excellent quality for a cafe

Thank Adam O
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Had a great time visiting but unfortunately didn't see much wildlife although did spot my first ever kingfisher so was pleased with that. The visitor centre was very well appointed and planned out but could have done with some facilities on the other side as...More

Thank Naomi F
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The first sign we encountered by the car park was a little confusing, but we reached the information centre. If this place provides a (paper) map of its trails, we did not find one. Even the signs to the toilets did not mention the word...More

Thank EssexGirllala
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The menu is very good and caters for varied dietary requirements. The food was excellent, we had the cashew burger meal and there was plenty on the plate with a good variety of different salad and 2 burgers.The lady who served me was friendly and...More

Thank lainey1111
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We visit the Welsh Wildlife centre on a weekly basis. It is always a pleasure to go there and are given a warm welcome, excellent service and the food is always brought promptly, being of high quality. This cafe is highly recommended to locals and...More

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to visit for a walk. Queue at cafe was only about 10 to 12 people in front of us but actually took 25 mins to be served! There was an army of workers in the kitchen and only one person on the till...More

Thank Nicola D
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I bought my 2 young children today (2yr old & 6 week old) it's a lovely place for little ones to run around. What was really disappointing was the lack of access & information to the cafe & facilities. The lift is currently out of...More

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20 April 2017|
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Response from ndcvlc | Reviewed this property |
When I visited, we was there for about 4-5 hours, we enjoyed coffee and lunch in the cafe though. We only did 3 of the trails as ran out of time. Would definitely recommend a visit though. It's lovely.
24 February 2016|
Response from Martin233 | Property representative |
Hi Robyn, Thank you for your enquiry. Dogs are allowed on the reserve but should be kept on a lead please. Dogs are not allowed within the Visitor Centre, however we do have covered outdoor spaces adjacent to the café where... More