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Fall for nature's spectacle this autumn

Posted on 07 Oct 2020

For our wetlands, it is a spectacular time of year. The first of our migratory birds arrive, having flown vast distances in search of food and warmth to shelter, and our reserves transform into an impressive patchwork of rich textures and dazzling colour displays as leaves turn amber, fruits and berries emerge from the hedgerows and fairy tale fungus sprout underfoot.

In fact, autumn is perhaps the nicest time of year to explore wetlands whatever the weather. They provide an abundance of space and fresh air for nature lovers to enjoy endless skies and epic sunsets. Comfortable hides, situated throughout our reserve, ensure visitors can protect themselves from the elements without missing out on amazing seasonal scenes.

Jessica Thompson from WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre said:

“Due to the strange times we're living in it can feel a bit like the walls are closing in on us when we have to spend more time at home. Cabin fever sets in and you don't always look after yourself because you're worrying about other things. They say you can't pour from an empty cup, so treat yourself to some much-needed time outdoors in the safe haven that is WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre."

"Explore the wild wetlands, focus some energy inwards and look after yourself. It’s been a difficult time, but our wetlands promise to provide an escape from the everyday and a discovery of peace and tranquillity. Out in the wetlands you can watch wildlife up close and recover from the chaos that is modern life.”

Our wetland centre has the ‘We’re Good to Go’ stamp of approval, a UK-wide industry standard which has been developed in partnership with Visit England, Tourism Northern Ireland, Visit Scotland and Visit Wales. The accreditation means visitors can rest assured that WWT is doing everything to ensure they operate within the relevant government and public health guidance for managing coronavirus risk. These measures include managing numbers on site, ensuring social distancing and thorough cleaning regimes.

Please adhere to local lockdown guidelines and only visit us if you live within the Llanelli areas identified by the government. To safely manage numbers on site, all visitors are asked to book online (whether a WWT member or not). To book tickets, visit