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“Great Day Out For Young Kids AND Old Kids!”

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
Ranked #1 of 165 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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great Day Out For Young Kids AND Old Kids!”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We took our daughter to Tropical Butterfly House for her 30th birthday treat today (mid October) and had a fantastic time! We assumed we'd just be looking at butterflies - however there's lots to do, lots to see, helpful staff on hand and always a display or show of some sort going on - from flying bird displays to hands on with creepy crawlies and of course, butterflies in abundance!

As a break from the animals you might like to take a break in the cafe which was clean and offered a selection of hot meals as well as cakes and biscuits and hot drinks. The staff were polite and helpful. The toilet facilities were spotlessly clean, and everywhere you went there were hand gels or washing facilities.

The entry fee was £8 for adults and (I think) £7 for children. There was also a small fee for animal foods which can be bought when you pay your entry fee. We opted for a bundle which cost £2.50 and consisted of foods suitable for all the animals we encountered. Well worth paying for this. The gift shop also sells a small amount of food for the animals.

Would we go again? Most certainly! A great day out for young and old alike. Don't be put off if you don't have children - you will still have a fab time!

TIPS:
Bring along some old pennies (pre decimal) as there's a machine in the cafe that takes these old coins.
Don't forget to bring along your camera!
Wear warm clothing if you come during the colder months as quite a lot of the attractions are outdoors.

Visited October 2012
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“A nice day out”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

me and my fiance took my sister here for the day with a picnic. She loved it and so did we :) my favorite is the talking parrot he even rides a bike so if you can i would watch so check the times its on. This place is very small but ive been going since i was little and i never come away disappointed

Visited April 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Good place to go with family”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Went with my girlfriend and 2 year old kid she loved it i went in the bat house and one flow down on me and i jumped up lol my grilfriend couldnt stop giggling take the family and kids for a brilliant day out very highly recomended

Visited August 2012
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Lincolnshire england
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We visited the Tropical Butterfly House yesterday with a 5month old and a 23month old and had a fantastic day! Lots to do and see! Very clean and tidy, cafe was very nice too! Would highly recomened to anybody with young/older children and even just couples! The chap doing the animal talks on the day was fantastic too! friendly, polite and very good with the children! Would highly recomend! We travelled for around 40 mins to visit but would have to travel longer when back home which we will!!

Visited October 2012
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“Been many years but returned to fantastic improvements!”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Absolutely fantastic, returned after many years and it is obvious that the owner has ploughed the returns back into the business!

The centre must be at least 6 times bigger than it was and now has so many more and new attractions, with much work still ongoing to give everyone value for money.

My grandson (The reason for my re-visit) adored it!

Farm Barn, Red Squirrels, meerkats, birds of prey n parrot flying/show, cafe, massive butterfly house, new play area for children, small animal house, haunted house, nature trail and much much more.....

Got to give the place a 10 out of 10, food also good in the cafe!
Loads of hygene stations.

Photographers paradise. Do not miss the Halloween entertainment!

Visited October 2012
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