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Magic of Life Butterfly House

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Next to Statkraft Visitor Centre | CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
+44 1970 880928
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Disappointed is an understatement

Took our 6 month old here whilst holidaying in Borth (she’d previously loved Stratford’s butterfly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nikki T
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Waste of time and money

What a let down. We drove all the way from Aberystwyth on the way back home and stopped off after... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johnny E
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Walk among free-flying butterflies in a luxuriant tropical display. Hundreds of butterflies as well as giant caterpillars, beetles and leaf insects. Outside there is a well-established native butterfly garden. Free guided tours are available. Run by biologists.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Next to Statkraft Visitor Centre | CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
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+44 1970 880928
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took our 6 month old here whilst holidaying in Borth (she’d previously loved Stratford’s butterfly farm). Whilst we didn’t expect it to be to the scale of Stratford’s, we did expect more than one small poly tunnel for the price! We both paid £8, walked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a let down. We drove all the way from Aberystwyth on the way back home and stopped off after seeing the colourful leaflet. We got there to find a large plastic scruffy looking green house effect building. A very dissapointed family were leaving and...More

Thank Johnny E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is quite expensive to get in but there is a lengthy explanation inside the entrance as to where all of the money goes. We felt like it was just unloved and in need of some financial input and attention. Plants seemed to be overgrown,...More

Thank Caperry
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another rainy day in Wales over the Easter holiday so we took the kids to see butterflies. The place is small but well looked after. Lots of beautiful butterflies from all over the world. The butterflies are well looked after. I found the Information booklet...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Magic of Life is a wonderful little place in a beautiful location. It was such a joy to take time to relax with butterflies fluttering around me. The staff have such a passion for the project and I really enjoyed learning more about the plants...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Only went because it was snowing. It is quite small but worth a visit. The young lady on reception was very helpful and being able to wander to my hearts content was amazing.

Thank Leigh P
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is a lovely dog friendly attraction, perfect for a wet day. Yes it is quite small as others have mentioned but I really enjoyed walking around gently picking up the butterflies and admiring their fragile beauty. It is actually a project helping to support...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We visited as a group of WI ladies. We were a small group (8),so lots of space to walk around. Lots of butterflies,but the place isn't big. Suitable for wheelchairs,zimmas or sticks. Visit time wouldn't be longer than 15-20 mins, which makes the entrance fee...More

Thank barnvillas
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

After reading the other reviews I thought I'd give this attraction a chance. I'm sorry to say I was very disappointed. I didn't expect a palace or a hugely perfect environment, but I did expect some butterflies 😳 There were plenty of lace wings and...More

Thank Carole_Mercer_family
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The weather was not so good,so decided to visit the butterfly house, very pleasant ,was a nice place to spend some time and some beautiful butterflies to see. Also a nice place to have something to eat.

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phillipholmes06
21 October 2016|
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Response from Rockydog D | Reviewed this property |
Looking at their website they close on 1st November for the winter- up till then £7.50 each. They opened on March 24th this year
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