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“a must see!”

Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park
Ranked #4 of 20 things to do in Cardigan
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park is stunningly located on a scenic headland, overlooking the nature reserve of Cardigan Island, which is just 200 yards off-shore, so it can be clearly viewed from the park. Cardigan Island is home to thousands of nesting sea-birds, so access has to be restricted. A colony of Atlantic grey seals breed in the many caves below the farm park cliffs and can be seen virtually every day. Cardigan Bay's bottlenose dolphins are frequent visitors to the waters surrounding the park, particularly during calm weather, when they swim closer to the shore. They can be viewed clearly from the park. There are a variety of friendly farm animals for visitors to view and feed, including pigs, sheep, goats, rare breed cattle, ponies, chickens, and Dilwyn the donkey. There is also Llinos the Llama and Bruce the Emu from far-off lands. The Visitor Centre features a lovely cafe serving meals and drinks, with a focus on Welsh-sourced ingredients, which can be enjoyed either indoors or on the large patio to make the most of the glorious scenery. There is an out-door adventure playground and sand-pit for children to enjoy as well as some indoor games, and a well-stocked gift shop. Cardigan Island Coastal Farm Park is open daily from 1st April 2017 until the 4th November 2017.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed September 8, 2012

saw lots of seals! also you can pet animals on the way to seeing seals very very reasonable for a family no expense spared!

a really nice cafe and a big park for the kids

Thank Kelly S
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"feed the animals"
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"play area"
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"cardigan island"
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"the cliff"
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"friendly animals"
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"goat"
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"coastal walk"
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"animal food"
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"gift shop"
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"few hours"
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"indoor games"
in 5 reviews
"seal watching"
in 7 reviews
"great campsite"
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"hand wash"
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"viewing point"
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"large cafe"
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

I'm astonished to read the two bad reviews above, Our whole family thought this was a spectacular place to visit -from Grandma to Kids. The seals under the cliffs were beautiful. They were so innocent you could have thought they were tame, but certainly not - they were wild Atlantic Grey seals just like the abundant Dolphins in the bay beyond. The place is a magic location for a holiday and very reasonable on the pocket. WEe will return again and agaion and tell our friends and family to join us next year..

Thank John A
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

We visited Cardigan Island farm park on Monday and whilst we had a pleasant time, it was not exactly advertised on their website. The sheep and cattle were some way off in another field, there were no rabbits at all - just rotting hutches in the playground, no ducks or geese, rheas or wallabies. We saw ponies, pigs, a single llama and a single emu, a single donkey and a single goat!

The tractor and trailer rides were not running at all and most worryingly the handwash facilities at the start of the walk to see the seals was broken so there was no way to wash your hands before walking down towards the cliffs to see the seals. This was a particular issue for me as I have allergies to animal hair and had to be very careful to keep my hands away from my face for about 45mins till we got back to the main building. Surely this must be a health and safety issue?

There is a pleasant walk to see the seals (passing a good few broken down and rotting picnic benches along with way - what a shame as they would have been lovely places to picnic) but PLEASE BE WARNED you come to a gate which a sign had said was the best place to see seals from below said gate, but this just takes you to the edge of the cliff and we had to hang on to the children and be very careful not to let them get too close. If you are taking kids DO NOT let them run ahead and through this gate - it's very dangerous!! I really think there should be sufficient warning of this, in fact I think they need a guardrail and some danger signs. We did see seals but I did think it was very dangerous.

If it was not for seeing the seals below the cliffs it would have been an extremely disappointing visit but all in all we enjoyed ourselves but they seriously need to pull their socks up.

11  Thank fieryfighter
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Most of the animals advertised on their site are no longer there. No prairie dogs, 1 Llama, 1 Goat, no pygmy goats, 1 Emu type bird left, there were 3. Duck pond, no ducks, swans, 'tame' geese. Just a few boisterous ponies and pigs left. No wash hand facilities on site anymore, the basins had no running water, no alcohol hand wash. The shed was in a state, with mice/rat droppings inside it. On the walk down to the seal viewing area, noted that a lot of the park benches had collapsed and looked like they had been for some time, the 'Tractor ride' was still advertised on the billboard, and let a few down when I had to tell them that it wasn't running anymore. The telescope had been removed, and the information boards by Cardigan island had become weathered and destroyed, leaving sharp shards of perspex exposed. Proprietor was quick to get his petition signed by us a few years ago, but it looks like that he has forgotten about his main source of income, the farm park, I wont be returning, and I'll be recommending that people DON'T visit there in future, £3.50 entrance and 60p for a bag of feed... For a few farm yard animals, and an emu? Not value for money. However, they do have a good vantage point for viewing the seals, which I assume that the reason for this petition was to make sure he still kept this.

9  Thank Gareth D
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