WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre

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WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre is the only WWT (Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust) Wetland Centre in Wales, boasting 450 acres of breathtaking views and outstanding natural features. A haven for wildlife, families and naturalists alike love visiting our site.

  • See our fabulous flock of Caribbean flamingos
  • Hand feed our rare collection birds
  • Explore the stunning reserve
  • Learn more about the local ecosystem
  • Visit the Kingfisher Kitchen
  • Exciting play areas for all ages

 


Penclacwydd, Llwynhendy, Llanelli SA14 9SH

01544 741087

Hand feed the rarest goose in the world, see our colourful flamingos, go bug hunting or pond dipping, get to grips with our exciting play areas, enjoy bird watching from our hides, and explore the reserve to see birds, mammals, butterflies, dragonflies and more!

WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre is a 450 acre mosaic of lakes, scrapes, pools, streams and lagoons adjoining the salt marshes and shore of the scenic Burry Inlet.

The range of habitats makes the site a refuge for many different plants and animals, with tens of thousands of migratory birds visiting every year.

The lagoons nearest to the estuary are where birds gather in the greatest abundance, including black-tailed godwits, greenshank, curlew, pintail, shelduck, shoveler, snipe and teal. Little egrets rarely seen in Wales before the centre opened - are regulars, too, and in ever-rising numbers.

Fish are plentiful in the centre's deep-water lake, as otters and herons have been discovered. The banks contain several burrows used by water voles and the islands provide nesting sites for lapwing.

Breeding birds on site include little grebe, pochard, reed bunting, warblers including lesser whitethroat, grasshopper warbler and Cetti's warbler, and the only colony of black-headed gulls in South Wales, a lookout for a few nesting Mediterranean gulls amongst them.

Several scarce moths have been recorded, such as the scarlet tiger moth and rosy wave moth. The centre also boasts 20 or more species of dragonfly and damselfly including the small red-eyed damselfly.

Don't miss:
Black-tailed godwits - see our resident flock.
Dragonflies - some 20 species have been recorded.
Little egrets and great white egrets - virtually unknown in Wales 20 years ago but now thriving.
Sparrowhawks and short-eared owls.
Bittern sightings of this rare bird in winter are becoming more frequent.
Warblers galore.
Water spiders.
Water voles.
Hundreds of Southern Marsh Orchids.
Winter wildfowl in flocks of up to 50,000 strong.

Accessible/Less Mobile
All Weather
Family Friendly
Food Served
Leisure Facilities
Wi-Fi

 

Opening

Open 9.30am to 5.00pm daily, 363 days of the year. Closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

 

Pricing

Adult: £8.63
Concession: £7.36
Child (4-16 years): £5.45
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £23.95
Children (under 4 years): free
Essential helpers assisting disabled visitors: free

 

Accessibility

WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre has the following facilities: Free accessible car parking provision.
Trained assistance dogs welcome. Maps can be enlarged, please ask ahead of your visit. 2 mobility scooters available to hire with suggested donation of £2.

 

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