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Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Welsh Wildlife Centre
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Wildlife Park, free entry



Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales,
SA43 2TB


The Welsh Wildlife Centre is a fascinating building built primarily of wood and glass.

The ground floor houses information about the work of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales, the middle floor houses the newly designed gift shop and also an interpretation area, and the top floor has the well known Glasshouse Cafe. New for 2012 will be the construction of a large willow structure on the meadow behind the centre and also a willow maze.

There are wide range of habitats to explore including; the river, ponds & reedbeds, dry meadows, wet and dry woodland. A huge diversity of wildlife packed into a small area; particularly the birds, dragonflies, flora and fauna all in one fabulous place.

A wonderful opportunity to watch over wintering birds, wetland birds, shy mammals and gorgeous flowers in spring and summer. Species you may see include otter, kingfisher, bittern, hen harrier, lapwing, curlew, brown hairstreak butterfly and hornet robber-fly.

A great family day out; with both indoor and outdoor activities, an ever changing list of events to join in on and so much information to help you get the most out of your visit.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Two level paths suitable for wheelchairs and bikes.

Opening details

Welsh Wildlife Centre opening hours for 2015 are 7 February to 20 December 10.00am-5pm seven days a week. . The reserve, car park (charge £3 daily) and bird hides remain open all the time.


Free entry

Parking £3 per car daily or free to members of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales and people living in SA43 postcode area on application to the visitor centre.



Plan route to Welsh Wildlife Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 187450  Lat: 52.07364 Long: -4.64609

From Cardigan take A487 Tenby Road. In village o Penybryn turn left to Cilgerran, about half a mile at bottom of small hill turn left to Welsh Wildlife Centre. Car park is 1.2 miles up lane (old railway line).
Public transport: bus to Cilgerran from Cardigan and walk up lane above, or on foot from Cardigan along river bank and through reserve. Sustrans route 82.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 27 miles from Carmarthen station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Two level paths suitable for wheelchairs and bikes.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFree
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu


  • Disabled parking is available by the visitor centre. Access is level into the centre from there and there is a lift in the centre to the middle exhibition floor and to the top floor where the cafe is situated. Toilets are on the ground and first floors with the disabled toilet on the first floor. There is a circular half hour route suitable for wheelchairs from the middle floor, also the first half of the Otter Trail is suitable for wheelchairs.

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