Buckfast Butterfly Farm

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The Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ The Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ 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 animals and 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 the terrapins, leaf cutting ants and fish. The otter sanctuary has three different species of otter: 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 sessions, organised and displayed each day.

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Report | 10 days ago
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Report | 16 days ago
It was lovely to see the otters playing. The weather was awful but the otters were really entertaining. The Butterflies were beautiful but I think maybe it was the wrong time of year to visit. That said we enjoyed it.
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Report | 16 days ago
Really lovely time. Will occupy for a good couple of hours. Otter talks are good. Much better if you get there before and with the feeding times. Butterflies are lovely... A little quiz or something to engage the kids in the butterflies would be good. There is a picture guide for 1 pound which my kids liked.
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Report | 16 days ago
This is a lovely small sanctuary for otters. Best to go at feeding times (see their website). See tame otters close up. The butterflies are housed in a greenhouse and fly around freely. Very interesting visit.
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Report | 17 days ago
Wonderful and a good cause, the keepers are passionate about the otters and the butterflies are stunning
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Report | 19 days ago
Not a very big place but lovely to spend an hr or so and wheelchair friendly
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Report | 20 days ago
It was brilliant! It isn't just the butterflies but the otters as well. Your tickets allow you entry all day so you can see the others being fed as well as going to see the miniature and model railways. There is also a nice cafe there. We were lucky as the weather was wonderful and I would thoroughly recommend this to parties of all ages.
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Report | 21 days ago
We really enjoyed our visit but were disappointed that all the chrysallises were empty. I know that this is probably down to time of year but that was my favourite part of our last visit. Otherwise very enjoyable
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Report | 22 days ago
A lovely couple of hours, Chloe’s talk at the otters feeding time was very interesting!!
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Report | 22 days ago
Brought for a friend. They loved having a day out with their little one.
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