Wildlife, flora & fauna 

There are lots of reasons why Wales is so brilliant for wildlife watching: 216 Wildlife Trust nature reserves, 11 RSPB sanctuaries, 4,122 sq km of National Park, an 870-mile Wales Coast Path, ancient woodland, lakes and river, and wide open spaces for wildlife to … well, go wild in. 

Hundreds of red kites arrive each day at special feeding stations Mid Wales. Then there are seasonal treats, like the arrival in spring of countless puffins and other seabirds to our islands. Summer brings dolphins and porpoises, while autumn welcomes seal pups to the beaches, leaping salmon to the rivers, and a blaze of colour to the forests, before huge flocks of wildfowl arrive for winter.

An Atlantic grey seal swimming in Welsh waters

Autumn Winter Wildlife

Discover some of the best places for species-spotting across Wales
Hafod Eryri – Snowdon Summit Visitor Centre

Mountaineering for kids

Climbing a Welsh mountain can be perfectly safe for kids, if you follow a few simple rules.

Dolphins seen close to New Quay in Ceredigion on the Welsh coast

Dolphin-spotting spots

Bottlenose dolphins are so common in Cardigan Bay, you’d be unlucky not to spot one.

David Lindo

Bird watching on Anglesey’s coast

Exploring a varied and unusual stretch of the Wales Coast Path with the mean they call The Urban Birder