Welsh Wildlife Centre

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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. Since 2012 there is a 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.

Teifi Marshes

Teifi Marsh is without doubt one of the best wetland reserves in Wales. Enjoy a close encounter with the resident wildlife including the Water Buffalo.

Glasshouse Cafe

Glasshouse Café is situated at the Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran. Reputation for home cooked food overlooking reserve. Licensed. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available.

Two level paths suitable for wheelchairs and bikes.

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Guide Prices

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.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Accessible by Public Transport: Carmarthen station is 27 miles away.

Welsh Wildlife Centre

Type:Wildlife Park

Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales, Cilgerran, Cardigan, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TB

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Opening Times

* 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.


Welsh Wildlife Centre Conferences, CardiganA 350 acre reserve with a difference. Wildlife of wetland, wood and meadow is conserved, whilst also being made accessible to the public along different footpaths.

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