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Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary

2 star Rating 2/5 (1 review)

Buckfastleigh, Devon, England

  • Otter at Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary in Buckfastleigh
  • Otter at Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary in Buckfastleigh

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

Fly away to a land of natural beauty and wonder at Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary.

At the centre you’ll get to see first-hand exotic butterflies and moths from around the world free flying in a tropical landscaped garden and alongside this, you can even see beautiful birds, fish and terrapins.

There are three different types of otters for you to come wave hello to as well! If you have any questions make sure you ask the friendly keepers who are always on hand to help you learn all about the animals. There’s nowhere better to go and visit some of nature's most majestic creatures!

  • Visit the beautiful butterflies
  • Also home to birds, fish and terrapin
  • 3 types of otters for you to meet


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Steam and Leisure Park, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ, England


Click here to visit Buckfast Butterflies and Otter Sanctuary's website
01364 642916

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Feeding times 11:30 and 14:00


Adults: £8.50

Seniors: £7.50

3 to 15 years: £6.50

Family: from £26.50


Overpriced, OK for short visit

2 star Rating 2 / 5

Written by jmharris . 27.07.17

For what it is, its very expensive. The butterflies are nice and there are loads of turtles, but that bit is only about half an hour's worth at the most. The otter section is incredibly tired and shabby. There are otters, but really hard to see them outside of feeding time as they are shy animals by nature. So check feeding times and aim to be there then. The feeding time was nice to see, but I wouldn't go back and would not recommend it. Sorry.

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