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Nature Detectives Family Day at Centre For Alternative Technology


Llwyngwern Quarry
SY20 9AZ

Contact Details

Tel: 01654705950
Have you ever wondered what creepy crawlies call your garden home or what furry friends scurry outside your window at night? Finding out who your wildlife neighbours are is a tricky business! Lucky for you, CAT’s expert team are on hand for an exciting day of wildlife exploring.

With loads of great ideas to practice at home and plenty of new skills to learn, you’ll finish the day at CAT a true nature detective! For further information visit:


CAT is currently open for pre-booked tickets only. To book, please visit

The Centre for Alternative technology is ideally situated right in the heart of Mid Wales, just two hours by train from Birmingham International Airport and Train Station.

CAT is located three miles north of Machynlleth on the A487, look out for the brown signs.

By Public Transport
Travel Planner -

Bus services run from Machynlleth and other major towns. The T2 runs regular routes from Aberystwyth to Bangor. The T2 also passes the centre as well. It's worth looking online if you're planning to travel by bus and ask the driver about the best place to alight for the centre.

National Cycle Network Route 8 passes via CAT's entrance and the road from Mach to CAT is quiet and safe (see map above).

Trains are frequent and it doesn't take long to get from the Midlands to Machynlleth

By Car:
Free car parking at Visitor Centre.
EV Car Charging point: Free to Cat Visitors - notify reception on arrival and they will assist you with the charging facilities.

Prices and opening

Adult – £35, child – £20
Includes snacks and lunch

Event details

Sat 22 May 202109:15 to 16:00
Sat 29 May 202109:15 to 16:00
Sat 5 Jun 202109:15 to 16:00
Sat 26 Jun 202109:15 to 16:00
Sat 24 Jul 202109:15 to 16:00
Sat 31 Jul 202109:15 to 16:00
Sat 7 Aug 202109:15 to 16:00
Sat 14 Aug 202109:15 to 16:00