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“Ideal for young and old alike”

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
Ranked #1 of 167 things to do in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out in South Yorkshire! Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes, lizards, a tarantula and other amazing animals during unforgettable Animal Encounters throughout the day. Take your seat for spectacular shows, featuring free-flying birds of prey, parrots and charismatic mammals! Explore the indoor rainforest; home to butterflies, birds, bats, crocodiles and creepy-crawlies from around the world and meet and feed the friendly residents of the Farm Barn. Discover the charismatic primates of Lemur Heights and meet the inquisitive residents of Otter Springs. Take a selfie with our new dinosaurs and get closer than ever before to some of the most popular animals in the brand new walk-through mammal enclosure. Pre-booked group and School visits are welcome and VIP Experience Days and Animal Adoptions are available to purchase, as well as popular Birthday Party Room Hire. The Realm of Camelot adventure playground, outdoor Wet Play Area and indoor Activity and Craft Centre will entertain children in all weathers, and popular themed events take place at the centre during School Holidays. Facilities include a Picnic Room, Jungle Gift Shop and a modern Butterfly Cafe, serving freshly prepared hot and cold food and homemade cakes and deluxe Afternoon Tea. The Tropical Butterfly House is open daily and is located just 5 minutes from M1, junction 31.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Ideal for young and old alike”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

If you like small animals, birds of prey, butterflies and learning about nature, then you will love this place. It's not the easiest place in the world to find (depending on which way you approach it) but once there the kids will be chuffed that you made the effort. Make sure you take a camera as you can up close and personal with all that there is to see. It's £8 per adult which may sound a lot but you can easily spend 3 or 4 hours here if you take in all the talks and shows and for us with my teenage niece we found it well worth the money. Don't expect a fast pace, noisy attractions or loads of entertainment, but if you like to look, learn and enjoy what nature has to offer, then you could well find this a little gem.

Visited September 2012
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Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2012

My wife and i took our granddaughter here, she couldn't get round fast enough there was so much see. We had to slow her down so she could enjoy it all. she couldn't believe how close she could get to the animals, and see birds she had not seen before actually flying around her. Needless to say when she got to Meerkat Manor it was the icing on the cake. A wonderful place for children and adults, right on our doorstep.

Visited November 2011
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Lots to see and excellent value”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We took our grandson for his 2nd birthday and although he was having a grumpy day we really enjoyed it and thought it was very educational for all. The butterfly house is great but there's also meerkats, leemurs, reptiles, arachnids and colourful birds, great value at £3.30 and ubder 5's free. there's also a cafe next door which is very reasonable with kid's lunch boxes.

Visited April 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Lovely place to visit”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Been driving past the signs for the butterfly house and never went for a number of years. Eventually visited with my 11 year old on a wet afternoon, was pleasantly surprised very clean and well set out. Only regret that didnt visit when my son was younger he would have loved the play area !

Visited August 2012
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Lovely little place”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

The kids love it here. Great for a few hours out. The butterfly house is good, trying to spot all the different ones. Being able to feed the animals is fantastic and the talks and displays are great.
The playground is brill now they have add the new equiment.

Visited August 2012
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