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  • Visit Wales VAQAS

Nature Reserve, £5.54-£9.70

Details

Get closer to nature at WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre, situated on the glorious northern shore of the Burry inlet. Here you can enjoy stunning views over the estuary and Gower and, with unforgettable experiences offering access to a huge variety of wildlife, it is no surprise we are an award-winning day out for all ages!

Set in a breath-taking 450 acre mosaic of lakes, pools and lagoons, Llanelli Wetland Centre is a haven for some of the world's most spectacular birds, many of which are rare or endangered. The beautiful wetlands here are home to countless types of diverse wildlife such as dragonflies, kingfishers, orchids, oystercatchers, butterflies, barn owls, pintails, spoonbills, little egrets, and so many more. As the seasons change, visitors can witness the transition of species and there is always something new to see. Expert birdwatchers and beginners alike enjoy spending many hours in our comfortable hides looking for new or rare spots.

We also care for a large collection of some of the world’s rarest ducks, geese and flamingos, with many birds so tame they feed from your hand! This is the perfect way to feel connected to wetland nature and find out more about how we are working to protect their wild counterparts. It’s also a marvellous way to relax and forget about everyday stresses.

Llanelli Wetland Centre is highly recommended for a family day out, with different arts & crafts and seasonal activities available at weekends and during school holidays. Popular activities include pond dipping (and viewing what you find on the big screen!), minibeast hunts, family workshops, den building, expert wildlife walks and talks, GIANT trails and much more! Please see our website for up to date events and information. Throughout the school summer holidays (Carmarthenshire) you can also borrow one of our bikes and pedal through 200 untamed acres of ponds, lagoons and meadows in the Millennium Wetlands, or spot a water vole as you glide through the reeds on a canoe safari!

Our welcoming Kingfisher Kitchen is the perfect place to unwind, with panoramic views over the Gower peninsula. Sit back and watch the birds feeding outside as you enjoy delicious home cooked food, or a tempting afternoon tea and homemade cake! The cafe is also fully licensed should you wish to enjoy an alcoholic beverage amidst stunning wildlife scenery.

Then, take a moment before you leave to browse our gift shop for a large array of beautiful souvenirs and WWT products. Guilt-free spending as every penny goes towards the WWT’s conservation work around the world.

All WWT centres exist to fulfil founder Sir Peter Scott’s vision of connecting people with nature, so we make it a principle that our wetlands and wildlife are accessible to everyone. Llanelli Wetland Centre has excellent access throughout, ample free parking for cars and coaches and mobility scooters available free of charge (booking recommended). Generous group discounts and guided tours are also available on request.

Visit Llanelli Wetland Centre and experience a day out like no other. There really is something for everyone.

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

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

Opening Details

Open all the time

All year 9.30am - 5pm (grounds open until 6pm in the summer).
Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Prices

2019 Admission prices with Gift Aid (Standard prices in brackets):
Adult £9.70 (£8.81)
Concession £8.25 (£7.49)
Child (4-16 yrs) £6.10 (£5.54)
Family (2 + 2) £26.85 (£24.40)
Group Discount available; WWT Membership available.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 16 - Sun 17 Nov Fun for Families in November
Sat 23 - Sun 24 Nov Fun for Families in November
Sat 30 Nov Fun for Families in November
Sun 15 Dec Robin Nest Box Workshops
Sun 22 Dec Robin Nest Box Workshops

Address

Llwynhendy,
Llanelli,
Carmarthenshire,
SA14 9SH

Location

Directions

Plan route to WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 532982  Lat: 51.66335 Long: -4.12392

Follow the brown and white duck signs off the M4 exiting at junction 47 or 48. We are 1 mile east of Llanelli off the A484 to Swansea; then take the B4304.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Llanelli station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • 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