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Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
Ranked #1 of 163 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, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Manchester, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lovely place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

We went as a family and everyone from 1 year olds to 70 year olds thoroughly enjoyed the day. I would suggest you take a book to know what you are seeing as there are lots of species.

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Dudley, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Cold and raining but a great time was had”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

We visited the centre on the last day of the year when it decided to rain! However we had a really good time. Our children are 6, 4 and twin 3 year olds.
They loved all the different areas especially the Tropical House. There were lots of different butterflies to see, fish, crabs and turtles in the ponds. Bats and different birds flying around. We spent ages in there.
The centre had put on all different things for the children to do inside, away from the rain. Disco, games, cake decorating, badge making. The staff were all so enthusiastic and friendly.
My husband loves Meerkats and for his birthday (62nd) we paid £20 for a Meerkats experience. He absolutely loved it. He went into their enclosure and helped feed them. Would really recommend to anyone.

Visited December 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A great day out with the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Butterfly House is a great day out, been with my 2 boys many times & also been on a school trip with 25 children. There is a great park, tractors, scooters & cars to play on. Different shows throughout the day, lots of animals to see & feed. Really enjoyed the bird show. Cafe has hot & cold food & is quite reasonably priced. There is also an outside area where you can eat or if it's bad weather there is an inside are where you can eat. Entry price fairly reasonable & you can tell money is put back into the butterfly house which is good. Annual passes are available if you want to go regularly. Always recommend this place friends.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“great family day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I have been here a few times and I would still go back again, any one who loves animals or have children who love animals should stop by!

In summer they have bird displays and talks about other animals. There is a cafe that sells hot and cold food and there is a park for the children.

Lots to see and do and recommended :-)

Visited June 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Little ones love this place. It can be a bit pricey so if you live nearby its worth buying annual pass.

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