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Buckfast Butterfly Farm

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The Station, Buckfastleigh, DEVON TQ11 0DZ The Station, Buckfastleigh Directions

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Buckfast Butterflies & Otter Sanctuary is a family-run attraction that aims to be both enjoyable and informative. Children and adults can get acquainted with the furry animals and colourful insects at the butterfly farm and otter sanctuary, with a keeper on hand to impart valuable information if required. Children will be able to find out about the life cycle of butterflies and meet creatures like terrapins, leaf-cutting ants and fish. The otter sanctuary has three different species: the native British otter, the playful Asian short-clawed otter and large North American river otter. Best times to enjoy the otters are the feeding times at 11.30, 2.00 and 4.00 each day.

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Report | 12 days ago
Big butterflies and furry otters good day out
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Report | 12 days ago
Very friendly. Super demo of the Otters feeding time. Fun and informative. We all loved it. Well worth a visit. The butterflies was good too. The little chalk around the greenhouse had enough information to learn and be informed without being boring.
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Report | 13 days ago
Enjoyed the visit
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Report | 13 days ago
Great place to visit but make sure you go there at feeding time...
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Report | 16 days ago
A lovely little place, would recommend to anyone
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Report | 16 days ago
It didn’t offer disabled friendly access which is different to what I was told on the phone. The doors weren’t helpful as they were heavy to push and didn’t stay open. The gravel underfoot made it hard to push Mum-in-law in wheelchair. We were left a bit disappointed! The butterfly and otter displays were quite limited, no interactive activities for kids or observational tasks. Some animal information was available though.
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Report | 16 days ago
Great place to visit. Friendly staff and a family run business.
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Report | 16 days ago
Super dooper fun
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Report | 16 days ago
Take your time and enjoy the butterflies. The otters give an amazing show. The secret is to spend quality time there
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Report | 16 days ago
Took the grandchildren and had a great day. Only problem was wasting time at the station as the Groupon voucher said that it had to be redeemed at the station, this only applies if you're going on the train as well!
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