Things to do at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary review
Buckfast butterfly farm with Dartmoor otter sanctuary is a wildlife centre in Buckfastleigh, Devon. It is an all-weather attraction run by a family who care for several types of otters. They are a small family-friendly attraction.
One thing to bear in mind before you visit is when otters sleep. They are most active during feeding times so do check their website to see when this may be. There are usually three feeding times a day. There are four enclosures with three breeds of otters. Some have been rescued and others are part of a rare breeding programme. There are talks about the otters which take place at feeding times.
The butterfly farm is in a giant hot and humid greenhouse. There are usually a vast number of butterflies fluttering around. There are also several terrapins, Iguanas and Koi Karp. They also have an ant exhibit where you can see thousands of ants hard at work.
If you want to extend your day out you can purchase a ‘triple ticket’ at discounted prices which will also give you entry to South Devon Railway and Totnes rare breeds.
Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.
FAQ and Further Information – Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. They have outdoor picnic benches.
What are the main things to do?
Otter sanctuary, butterfly house and reptiles. There is a cafe and toilets.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £8, children 3-15 are £6. Under 3s are free. Family tickets £25.
Is there parking?
There is free on-site parking.
When are they open?
They are open for most of the year. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Dogs are not permitted.
Are they accessible?
Please contact the venue.
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