- Parks and Playgrounds
Suitable for all ages
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Parc Slip Nature Reserve is a beautiful 300 acre wildlife site which has been restored from a previous open cast coal mine.
The reserve has many paths through different habitats such as grassland and woodland where you can hunt for butterflies and dragonflies, and a number of bird hides overlooking wetlands where you can spot birds. There is also a traffic-free cycle track running through the reserve where the kids can bring their bikes and learn in safety. Wildlife-friendly dogs are welcome on the reserve!
After you've explored the reserve you can head back to the Visitor Centre (stopping to look for tadpoles in the dipping ponds on your way!) and have a hot drink and cake in the Coffee Shop, then visit the Discovery Room upstairs where exhibitions and wildlife films are on show. Quizzes and colouring sheets are also available for learning through play. Head back to the Coffee Shop to look at the wildlife gifts available for sale to take home and remind you of your wildlife day out!
Wildlife activities for children are available all year round through the Wildlife Watch group, which meets every other Saturday from 10am to 12pm. These include bug hunting, pond dipping, bat walks and bird watching. Please contact by email for more info.
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
Getting There and Contact Information
Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre, Fountain Road in Tondu, Bridgend, Glamorgan and Cardiff, CF32 0EH, Wales
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
The Parc Slip Nature Reserve Coffee Shop has a variety of hot drinks, cold drinks, cakes, snacks and ice creams available. There are a number of picnic tables on site, with a picnic area by the ponds outside the Visitor Centre, or some further afield for the more intrepid explorers!
Ladies and Gentlemen toilets are available plus a disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.
Wildlife identification charts, wildlife books, wildlife gardening equipment i.e. bird feeders, gifts.