Events and Activities
Ceredigion County Council runs a programme of family events, providing guided walks, seashore safaris and craft activities from the Cardigan Bay Boat Place in New Quay through the spring and summer to encourage the responsible enjoyment of the wildlife in the Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation.
A range of activities are offered at weekends and during the school holidays for both visitors and local families.
Public ‘Dolphin Watch’ events take place at Bird’s Rock every Saturday from 11am – 1pm from May to September. The Bird’s Rock lookout can be reached by a forty-five minute walk south along the coast path from New Quay, providing visitors with opportunities to observe the breeding sea birds, sightings of marine mammals, and the array of terrestrial wildlife that can be viewed from the coast path.
Seashore Safaris provide families with the opportunity to explore the rock-pools, gullies and sandy shore of Traeth y Dolau. The area provides a range of valuable habitats and is a dynamic place to live, supporting a wide diversity of wildlife. These sessions also provide the opportunity to discuss issues such as the damage that litter does to the marine environment, specifically the persistence of plastics and their significant impact on marine wildlife.
‘Marine Creature Creations’ craft workshops run throughout the school holidays, to communicate the Refuse, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle message, through the creation of marine creatures such as jellyfish from donated waste materials.
The use of scrap to create the creatures further re-enforces the message that litter in the marine environment can easily be mistaken for food by turtles and whales.