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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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A great small attraction

Visited on a wet dull day, thought at first price was expensive when we entered the poly tunnel and... read more

Reviewed October 23, 2017
grandmah2017
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Wirral, United Kingdom
Amazing little world of butterflies and plants.

Firstly you can spend time in the beautiful garden with many unusual tropical and interesting... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2017
SunnyladySurrey
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Surrey
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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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  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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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 October 23, 2017

Visited on a wet dull day, thought at first price was expensive when we entered the poly tunnel and saw how small it was, however it was an enchanting place and kept my 6 year old Grandson enthralled for over an hour. He loved the...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Firstly you can spend time in the beautiful garden with many unusual tropical and interesting plants. There are a variety of different animals and a huge moth in the Reception area. We loved seeing the butterflies in the tropical house, there were so many of...More

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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

This house was incredible, the butterflies would fly around you landing if you stayed still, also by putting up your finger they would swoosh by landing on top! This is incredible. They have safety notices Avalible to show you how to care and treat the...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

I'd been to another butterfly house years ago and enjoyed it so much that I couldn't wait to see this one. Really is in the middle of nowhere (a beautiful spot mind you) so took a fair drive to get there. We were met by...More

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Very interesting aquarium in the foyer and then going into the poly tunnel we found an excellent selection of butterflies and caterpillars, this surely must rate as the best in the country. Interesting that they grow on site the correct plants for the caterpillars to...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

Visited recently on our way home from Aberystwyth. Approached through a small garden full of plants and shrubs to attract butterflies and other pollinating insects. Enter into a poly tunnel with a small shop and insect display. The butterfly house is beyond this, still in...More

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

The weather was rainy when we visited this butterfly house so a perfect day. It was very hot inside but, there was a place to leave coats which was a boon. The staff said the experience was interactive and encouraged you to dip a finger...More

Thank Ann A
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

Visited buterfly hse on a windy rainy day! Yes as many have said it is small, but butterflies and bugs are amazing!! Yes I agree maybe not ideal for small children as not much room! Plants outside are beautiful and seeing banana plant growing with...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Yes its probably not on the scale of most butterfly gardens but thats not the point... this is education and experience on a small scale with knowledgable staff and the opportunity to have giant butterflies flutter around and actually land on you... my girlfriend and...More

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Very interesting and the children really loved it. A lot of different butterflies and one is allowed to let them sit on your hand. It’s also educational and the staff is really very friendly.

Thank Mike E
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awayfromhome1970
June 21, 2018|
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Response from trickynicky63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is plenty of parking space available. It was free when I visited in January 2018.
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phillipholmes06
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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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