Planning Your Visit - Frequently Asked Questions

We have had to make a lot of changes to how you visit us during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here are the questions our visitors regularly ask. Please help us to keep everyone safe during their time at the nature reserve.


Do I have to book to come in?

No, but if groups of more than 10, it would be best to contact us so that we know you're coming.

Do I have to wear a mask?

It is now optional to wear a face covering in indoor spaces. Please continue to wear one if you are more comfortable doing so.

What are the prices?

Prices are:

  • Adult Entry - £6.00 
  • Child aged 5 to 15 - £3.00 
  • Free - Under 5s
  • Free - MWT Members (please show your membership card)
  • £20 Season Ticket 2022 (available on the day - please show your season ticket during subsequent visits)

What time are you open?

We are open daily, 10am to 5pm.

Will the Dyfi Wildlife Centre be open?

All public areas of the DWC are open. This includes the Osprey Room, Caffi, toilets and access to the Galeri and the balcony. (please note, the Changing Places toilet is not yet open).


Will the café be open?

Yes. Our brand new Caffi Tŷ Maenan will be open serving hot and cold drinks, homemade cake and light lunches.

The Caffi will be open 10am - 4.30pm. Food is served until 4pm.


Will the gift shop be open?

Yes, the gift shop will be open. Please pay by contactless when possible and please only touch what you intend to buy.


Will the Ceri Hide be open?



Will the toilets be open?

Yes, toilets will be available on your visit, they are located inside the Dyfi Wildlife Centre. We also have a Changing Places Toilet for severely disabled people which will be open soon.


Will the 360 Observatory be open?

Yes, the Observatory will be open every day until 4.30pm.


Can I make a group booking for later in the year?

Yes. Please contact our Events Officer Sarah on


Do you have binoculars/telescopes?

Yes, we have a four pairs of binoculars that are available for hire at £5. We also have a telescope set up for public use in the Observatory. 


Can I bring my dog?

Dogs are not allowed in the centre or on the reserve with the exception of Assistance dogs. You are welcome to sit with them on the front decking.


Can I pay in advance?

No, please pay on arrival.



We are fully accessible, and the lift down at the observatory is fully functional.