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 alike can get acquainted with the animals and insects at the butterfly farm and otter sanctuary, with a keeper on-hand to pass on 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 otters and large North American river otters. Best times to enjoy the otters are the feeding times at 11.30am, 2.00pm and 4.00pm each day.

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Report | 2 days ago
Fantastic place - the butterflies are so beautiful. Make sure you go at feeding time for the otters as that's when they come out and the talk from Tim is very engaging. Don't worry about going in the winter either as you can warm up in the butterfly house afterwards.
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Report | 2 days ago
Lovely afternoon was fab to hear all about the characters of the otters and their history. Try to arrange to visit during feeding time.
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Report | 14 days ago
A great experience for children
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Report | 18 days ago
Me and my partner went for the day and it was true my incredible. There were 3 feeding times for the otters, 11.30, 2 and I'm not quite sure the other, but Tim (who was amazing) walked us around and told us all a little about each otter as he fed them. I honestly couldn't recommend it more.
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Report | 19 days ago
Lovely sanctuary. We enjoyed a lovely day out. Very interesting feeding talk. Highly recommend. The otter experience looks amazing!
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Report | 19 days ago
lovely place right next to steam railway station and a river walk. there is a cafe at the station too we spent all day here with a 5 and 6 year old. the otters were amazing and the talk during the feeds really informative
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Report | 20 days ago
Very friendly staff with well treated animals. Highly recommended for families with younger children for a couple of hours.
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Report | 25 days ago
Very enjoyable. The talk about the otters was captivating.
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Report | a month ago
Go for feeding times though. Staff really knowledgeable and interesting stories about the otters. You can go in and out throughout the day so we looked round and went back for feeding. Butterflies lovely. Enjoyable day. Nearby river walk and the steam trains and little museum on the station. Also mini train ride around grounds.
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Report | a month ago
Wow what a lovely place and lovely informative staff. Really friendly and a great day out for the family. We will definitely be returning. Thank you.
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