Facilities at Newport Wetlands

Full facilities information

Visitor centre
  • Visitor centre is open daily from 9am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day). Christmas opening times are as follows: 

    Christmas Eve - 10am - 3pm
    Christmas Day - Closed
    Boxing Day - 10am - 4pm
    New Years Eve - 10am - 4pm
    New Years Day - 10am - 4pm
  • Three mobility scooters and two wheelchairs available to hire out free of charge. Booking recommended - call 01633 636363 for details.
Car park

Car park open daily,  9am - 5pm.

  • 130 spaces
  • 10 Blue Badge spaces
  • £3 parking fee / RSPB members free 
  • Drop-off at visitor centre arranged by telephone (01633 636363)

Unisex accessible toilet along with separate ladies and gents available on ground floor of Visitor Centre. Level, step-free access.

Accessible toilets

There are accessible toilets on-site.

10am - 4 pm
Vegan options
Vegetarian options
Children's menu available
  • Hot food served until 3pm
  • We serve our own exclusive delicious coffee, grown in a special forest-like habitat providing a safe haven for birds and other wildlife. It's Fairtrade, organic and certified bird-friendly by the Smithsonian Institute, so now you can help save nature simply by enjoying a great cup of coffee!
  • We are proud to hold a Soil Association Gold Award and ensure an ethical procurement process.
  • Highlights from the menu include a good selection of sandwiches and hot food, all freshly-made. We are known for our locally produced cakes, from Clam’s Cakes and Delicia Cakes & Teas, which include bara brith, and a varied range of sponge cakes. Our flapjacks, cookies and tray bakes are also produced locally by the ‘Flapjack Fairy.’ We also have traditional Welsh cakes and hot toasted teacakes.
  • We sell steaming, tasty soups and a range of healthier option salads.
  • Our own Welsh jams and chutneys are purchased where possible from local welsh suppliers and our milk, bacon sausage and eggs are also organic.
  • Specials can include comforting Welsh rarebit and tuna melts.
  • Children are welcome, there are highchairs for babies and toddlers. We provide children's half size sandwiches, sunshine beans on toast, a range of children drinks and kiddie-sized hot chocolate.
  • Many of our products are suitable for vegans and vegetarians and we are always pleased to discuss allergen issues and dietary needs.
  • Please visit the 'What's in my dish' website for the full menu and ingredients.
  • The shop is located in the visitor centre. 
  • It stocks a wide range of binoculars and telescopes, bird food, bird feeders and gifts.
Baby changing

Baby-changing tables in accessible and ladies' toilets.

Picnic area
  • Multiple picnic tables. 
  • The café can provide take-away drinks and snacks on request.
Pushchair friendly
Binocular hire

£3 or £5 for the day.

Guided walks
Viewing point
  • Natural viewing opportunities throughout the reserve.
  • Viewing screens located at various points of interest.
Nature trails

Four main trails.

Educational facilities

Two classrooms available as one room if required.