ANIMALS & WILDLIFE
From Dolphin-watching to Petting Zoos to Wildlife Centres… Take Your Pick
If you enjoy wildlife and nature then Pembrokeshire has plenty to offer. Either visit one of the places below, or just head out to the National Park, right on our doorstep, and see what you can see!
Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
This beautiful family-owned Farm is set on a picturesque headland overlooking Cardigan Island and the Teifi estuary.
There are farm animals to feed and a fenced clifftop walk to the headland to watch seals in the caves below the Farm Park cliffs. Spot the frequent dolphin visitors; browse the gift shop; enjoy the children's indoor and outdoor play areas; have a bite to eat in the café and enjoy the scenery.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 18 minutes
Address: Gwbert, Cardigan, SA43 1PR
At Folly Farm there are over 750 animals at the zoo, and furry and feathery farmyard friends in the barn.
Pick one of 17 different rides in the vintage fairground, or enjoy one of eight adventure play areas in the 120 acres. There are free events every day: magic shows; zoo animal talks; animal encounters; and one-off special events such as World Lion Day and evening concerts.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 41 minutes
Address: Begelly, Kilgetty, SA68 0XA
Telephone: 01834 812731
Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips are the original New Quay Boat Trip, they have been operating from New Quay harbour for almost 70 years. Trips are fun and educational and suitable for all ages.
Dogs are welcome on board, free of charge. Data gathered on your trip by the Sea Watch foundation will improve the monitoring project of Cardigan Bay.
Booking is available online.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 37 minutes
Address: Dolphin Spotting Boat Trips, Main Pier, New Quay SA45 9NW
Telephone: 01545 560 800
Dolphin and Wildlife Watching
Cardigan Bay, the largest Bay in the British Isles, is home to a rich variety of wildlife including a large resident population of bottlenose dolphins.
There are also harbour porpoise, seals, and a wide variety of bird species to spot. The coastline is a Special Area of Conservation, protecting its beauty and wildlife.
Take a closer look; book a boat trip with A Bay to Remember and enjoy a magical day.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 15 minutes
Address: Patch Beach, Gwbert, SA43 1PP
Telephone: 01239 623558
The Welsh Wildlife Centre
Enjoy the wonders of nature at this award-winning dog-friendly Centre, and explore the nature trails on foot or by bicycle.
Visit the adventure playground and willow maze, or meet the water buffalo and giant willow badger.
Round your visit off with a meal at the Glasshouse cafe, with a panoramic views of the beautiful Teifi Marshes Nature Reserve.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 13 minutes
Address: Cwm Plysgog, Cilgerran, SA43 2TB
Telephone: 01239 621 600
Dyfed Shire Horse Farm
This lovely Farm is situated at the foot of the Preseli Mountains and this is a great day out whatever the weather.
There are donkeys, ponies, cows, sheep, llamas and other small pets, from rabbits to hissing cockroaches, to bearded dragons.
There are demonstrations, a ‘Caffi Celt’, rides and tours around the farm, as well as both indoor and outdoor play areas.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 8 minutes
Address: Trelew, Eglwyswrw, Crymych, SA41 3SY
Telephone: 01239 891107
The island is just off the coast, and will satisfy those looking for an island adventure, a wildlife haven or a relaxing getaway.
Take a day-trip to see puffins, Manx Shearwaters, Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, and Atlantic Grey Seals. In a very rich area for wildlife, you might also see coloured sea slugs or cetaceans. And if you love bluebells, this island is just stunning...
Drive time from Trenewydd: 1 hour 15 minutes
Address: Martins Haven, Path, Haverfordwest SA62 3BJ
Telephone: 01656 724 100