Buckfast Butterfly Farm

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The Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ The Station, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ Directions
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Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor 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 | 20 hours ago
A really lovely day out. The collection of Otters is a joy and wonderful to meet some of the varieties you don't see very often. Tim, who runs the centre, is friendly, helpful and very informative. The butterfly house is a joy. You get to see chrysalis' with butterflies in the process of emerging. And beautiful butterflies flying around you. A real treat!
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Report | 2 days ago
This is a great place to visit and will particularly appeal to families. The butterfly farm is amazing but it is the otters that steal the show. Try to get there for one of the feeding times.
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Report | 5 days ago
Parking is good and free, some nice walks around, and the river walk. Also near the steam train if you want to do this as well.
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Report | 5 days ago
A really great place to see butterflies and otters. Be prepared to visit a hot and humid environment necessary for the butterflies. Also make sure you have visited the toilets before going in because we couldn't find any inside.
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Report | 5 days ago
Not a lot to see and could really do with updating in some areas.
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Report | 18 days ago
Love this place. Tim is brilliant. Very friendly and helpful... very informative
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Report | 18 days ago
The butterfly house is extremely hot! The toilets and restaurants are at the steam railway train station a few minutes walk away. The staff are extremely helpful and obliging
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Report | 19 days ago
Well kept butterfly and otter sanctuary. The ants exhibit was awesome too!
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Report | 19 days ago
I am afraid to say this was one of the worst places we have ever visited. The butterflies were very pretty. Only saw 2 otters. The few enclosures there were ,were extremely run down and dilapidated. The whole place was very run down, very overpriced,very disappointing.If you are looking for somewhere to spend more than half an hour at the very most, then don't waste your time or money visiting here.
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Report | 19 days ago
Went when it was rainy so got a bit wet but still a nice little day out. There are two other attractions here so it's a shame there isn't a Groupon for all three.
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