Not only is Wales home to some of the most exquisite coast and countryside in the whole of the UK, but it also boasts some of the most exciting attractions too, especially for families. One of our favourites here at Quality Unearthed is the Welsh Wildlife Centre, which can be found near the Teifi river close to Cardigan. As well as offering a great day out for all the family, this thriving centre is also the perfect place to discover more about nature and wildlife and provides a fun yet informative experience that is sure to be treasured for many years to come for all who visit.
What Wildlife Can be Seen at the Welsh Wildlife Centre?
Spanning 264 acres, this Wildlife Nature Reserve is home to a plethora of species and the perfect place to catch a glimpse of some of the rarest and most beautiful wildlife in the whole of Wales. From woodland mammals to wintering birds, visitors will be treated to sightings of a variety of animals including butterflies, badgers, kingfishers and otters, so don’t forget to bring your binoculars! Alongside this, the opportunity to observe a stunning array of plant life is also on offer, especially during spring and summer when the centre’s flora blooms into life.
What Other Activities Can be Enjoyed at the Welsh Wildlife Centre?
As well as wildlife watching, guests to the Welsh Wildlife Centre can also experience a variety of other fantastic activities both indoors and out. While the Adventure Play Area is the perfect place for children to let off some steam and enjoy a run around outside, the centre’s indoor Learning Through Play Area encourages little ones to let their creativity run wild through drawing, colouring, quizzes and interactive videos.
For those who enjoy immersing themselves in nature, the centre’s four themed Nature Trails will provide hours of exploration and can be traversed by either foot or bike, whichever you prefer. No matter which route you choose, you will be lead through a variety of different habitats ranging from open meadows and thriving ponds to luscious riverbanks and dense woodland, meaning the opportunity to discover both flora and fauna is plenty. Whether you’re visiting as a couple or family, why not take a break and soak up the wonderful surroundings with a delicious picnic? Alternatively, visit the Bird Hides on your travels to catch a glimpse of some of the centre’s most exquisite birds!
Finally, as well as providing guests with the freedom to explore, the Welsh Wildlife Centre also offers an exclusive itinerary of exciting and informative events that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Listen to the intriguing clicking of nesting bats, get up close and personal with some of the centre’s resident owls or discover an array of aquatic wildlife with pond dipping!
What Facilities are Available at the Welsh Wildlife Centre?
The Welsh Wildlife Centre offers a whole host of facilities that are ideal for families. As well as a number of children’s areas, the centre’s eatery – the Glasshouse Café – provides visitors with the chance to grab a bite to eat and drink after a busy morning exploring and boasts an extensive menu with an abundance of local specialities to suit all tastes. Whether it’s a light snack or a hearty lunch, this inviting café is sure to provide something for everyone, so be sure to pop in during your visit.
The gift shop is also a must for guests leaving the centre and is full of a great selection of gifts, souvenirs and items to help you support wildlife at home. The option to invest in a Wildlife Trust family membership is also available here, meaning if you’ve been inspired by your trip to the Welsh Wildlife Centre and their work protecting wildlife, you have the opportunity to become part of that work too!
Will you be visiting the Welsh Wildlife centre while glamping in Wales? If so, we’d love to know about your visit – get in touch via our social media channels to tell us more! Alternatively, visit our blog to discover what other exciting attractions you could be visiting during your stay in this beautiful region including the National Botanic Garden and the Centre of Alternative Technology.