Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire Wildlife Centre

@claireyfairy has been to the Pembrokeshire Wildlife Centre over half term and had a great day out. Read the full blog post here: http://evans-crittens.blogspot.co.uk/
First off, I love the journey there, passing wild horses, sheep (lots of sheep!) baby lambs, wild rolling moors, blue stone, burial chambers… it is such a special place.  I’m sure we’ll be visiting there at the weekends during the upcoming few weeks, as the kids love to play in the snow, that is soon to appear.
We briefly left Pembrokeshire, entered the county of Ceredigion, then we left Ceredigion and reentered Pembrokeshire to make our way to the Wildlife Centre.  Mum actually went a different way travelling home which meant she also entered Carmarthenshire, so for her our day trip meant crossing three counties in one day!
The Welsh Wildlife Centre is based in the stunning Teifi Marsh Nature Reserve.  We arrived, paid £3 to park and started off on the “Explorer Trail”, this took us to a large picnic table overlooking the River Teifi.  It was a lovely spot.
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We had our bird books and binoculars ready as we picnicked!

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While a Robin, “people watched” us!

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Pembrokeshire Wildlife Centre  includes a wide variety of habitats including the river, ponds, reed beds, wet and dry woodlands and dry meadows. This variety means you can see everything from birds and dragonflies to otters and  even water buffalo!

It was a lovely day and I’m definitely going to be visiting Pembrokeshire Wildlife Centre again, I’ll also look out for the events that are held there, as we loved the Owl Experience.  An amazing place to visit for £3.  Parking is free if you are  a member.  Family membership is £40 for the year, so I’m hoping to buy that after Christmas.  Membership includes:
  • Access to all of our nature reserves including Free landing fees at the fantastic Skomer Island, Free parking and entry to Dinefwr Castle and Free parking at the Welsh Wildlife Centre at Cilgerran.
  • Early booking for volunteer places and accommodation at Skomer Island.
  • Three issues of Welsh Wildlife, our inspiring local magazine, full of the latest news, features and photographs from the Wildlife Trusts in Wales.
  • Three issues of The Natural World, The UK wide magazine featuring articles detailing essential conservation work, campaigns and photographs from across the British Isles.
  • A welcome pack containing a guide to our reserves, an events guide, a local newsletter detailing progress on our recent work, magazines and a car sticker.
  • A free monthly e-newsletter.

I love Skomer Island! and for the kids:

  • Wildlife Watch magazine four times per year, containing lots of colourful photo’s, activities, games and a wall poster in each issue.
  • A starter pack containing the Wildlife Watcher’s handbook, a membership card, a sticker sheet, badge and poster.
  • Access to the Wildlife Watch website with games, competitions, downloads and the ‘Badger’s Blog’.
  • An email newsletter for children full of activities for the younger naturalist.

Full post found here http://evans-crittens.blogspot.co.uk/

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