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“Fantastic day out”

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife & Falconry Centre
Ranked #5 of 177 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Reviewed March 25, 2013

I loved this place when my kids were little, a fantastic day out to the tropical house with butterflies, terrapins, lizards, tarantulas, ants and monkeys. They are a bit big now (9 and 11) but I bet they'd still enjoy it. My only gripe, the food wasn't amazing and the Meerkats were promised but I never saw one. It's been a while since I've been so they may now have these.

Thank Parkyjnr
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"parrot show"
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"tractor ride"
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"bird display"
in 31 reviews
"lemur enclosure"
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"all ages"
in 149 reviews
"great family day"
in 43 reviews
"picnic area"
in 37 reviews
"small animals"
in 39 reviews
"packed lunch"
in 23 reviews
"lovely place"
in 78 reviews
"guinea pigs"
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"feed the animals"
in 31 reviews
"well worth the money"
in 24 reviews
"kids and adults"
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"be visiting again"
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"great for kids"
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"school holidays"
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Did not know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised, there was plenty to see and do. Learned things did not know. Facilities were good overall a very good day out

Thank peterdavy50
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We make a couple of trips each year to the Butterfly House. We have done this since the children were quite small and have seen the place grow as our children have grown. It is a wonderful place to get up close to many small animals. The shows that are hosted are both funny and informative.

We don't really rate the cafes - we take our own picnic - and usually get some hot/cold drinks there. As a place where families with young children go it would be nice to see the cafe have more fresh, healthy foods on offer - but this does not detract from the experience for us.

Overall, it is an enjoyable day out and we heartily recommend it to anyone who is looking for somewhere to take their children.

Thank Mrs_DLM
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

A great place for young families.
If the weather is nice you can spend the whole day.
The bird show is really entertaining and most of the younger ones love feeding the farm animals

Thank mamacoupe
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

My son was invited to a party, the party itself was organised brilliantly, with lots of games, activities and chances to meet and touch different animals. What was slightly annoying was that only one parent was allowed in per child in the party, so we ended up paying admission to attend a party?!
The grounds were relatively small and I was expecting more animals, bunnies and Guinea pigs are not particularly tropical.
My son who is 5 had a lovely time, but interestingly has not asked to return.

1  Thank Louise_Lee1
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