We're pleased to announce that Llanelli Wetland Centre is open!
It's a great time to visit and experience nature at its very best. With over 450 acres of Welsh wetland paradise to immerse yourself in, you can really escape the everyday and refresh your spirit.
We’re so looking forward to welcoming you and have everything in place for you to have the best day out.
We’ve been accredited with the ‘Good to Go’ stamp of approval to reassure you that we are operating within government guidelines and public health guidance for minimising coronavirus risk.
We’re carefully managing the number of people on-site and have an online booking system in place. Please book your tickets before visiting to avoid disappointment, and make sure you read through the information given so you know exactly what to expect when you arrive.
Our friendly team of staff and volunteers will be ready to greet you and answer any questions you may have. We've implemented an easy to follow one-way system through the centre building, and there are many hand sanitiser stations along the way. Signs are in place to help us all stay safe, so please be sure to pay attention to them.
We're not accepting cash at the moment, to minimise risk, so please note that we are only taking payments by card.
The gift shop is open and full of wonderful wildlife books, feeders, wildlife foods, toys, homeware, ice creams and more.
The Kingfisher Coffee Shop is also open and serving delicious hot or cold drinks and tasty 'grab and go' treats to fuel your adventure, with the option to sit-in or takeaway. Snacks include pasties, paninis, giant sausage rolls, soup, crisps, cakes, brownies and more. There's also a special kids option to help them fuel the adventure. Feel free to bring your own food and drink and enjoy a perfect picnic in the great outdoors - just remember to put all litter in the bins provided so nothing harms the wildlife.
The centre building toilets are all open and cleaned hourly. There's a queueing system in place so please stay aware of other people and keep socially distant at all times. Please help children in your group follow the current rules.
All of our hides are open! We're still managing numbers and making sure that social distancing rules are being followed at all times. Don't forget to share your sightings and photos with staff and volunteers!
Be an early bird! If you want to beat the queues, why not arrive a little earlier in the day? Early risers will be rewarded with the glorious sounds of spring bird song and a chance to catch our wetland wildlife waking up. Look out for groups of shelduck coming into land and flocks of waders travelling back and forth across the sky.
Be in the know. Check our latest wildlife sightings here before you arrive. You can also get the inside scoop from our lovely volunteers who will be very happy to point you in the right direction to spot species you're particularly interested in.
Grab a guide. If you're wanting the ultimate personal guide for your day we'd highly recommend our WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre Guide. It has everything you could possibly need to make the most of your visit and has invaluable wildlife advice to see you through every season. Best of all, it's only £3.50 and all profits support our conservation work. Available to buy in the gift shop and from admissions.
Leave pets at home. With lots of people enjoying a much-needed staycation this summer, it makes sense that the beloved family pet is tagging along for the trip and we've had lots of emails and phone calls from people asking if they can bring their dog. We love dogs but sadly we cannot allow them at our site. The wildlife and collection birds are too frightened and it wouldn't be fair on them or your dog. The only exception to the rule is an on-duty, registered assistance dog in full harness. Thanks for understanding.
It should also go without saying that nobody should ever leave a dog in a parked car. Leaving the windows open and some water does not make it safe to do. According to the RSPCA, if it's 22°C outside, it can soon get to 47°C inside a car.
To help keep everyone safe we’re carefully managing the number of people who visit on any one day and are asking everyone to book in advance, so we can give you the best possible experience.Book your visit