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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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Fantastic!

Lots of butterflies to watch and handle. Lovely place with a really nice guy running it. Great stop... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Laura-Ashley H
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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We had so much fun here ☺️🦋💜

The whole family (5 years old up to 76 years old) spent well over an hour here & would definitely... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Purplelight7
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of butterflies to watch and handle. Lovely place with a really nice guy running it. Great stop off on my birthday whilst in the area and dog friendly too! Lovely walk close by if you don’t mind going up hill!!

Thank Laura-Ashley H
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

The whole family (5 years old up to 76 years old) spent well over an hour here & would definitely visit again! Neil & company are so friendly & full of insightful knowledge, we was given a guided tour of the butterfly house from exotic...More

Thank Purplelight7
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We chose to visit here while on holiday, We only read the reviews while travelling there and began to doubt our choice. Needn't have worried though, what a great find...the journey to it was beautiful. And the place itself although smaller than most was petfect...the...More

Thank Ali W
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Came with my wife for her birthday as we were staying nearby. She loves doing these types of things and this was absolutlety perfect. Was really great experience for both of us. Spent best part of an hour in here and saw all different kinds...More

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

Best butterfly enclosure we have visited by far. Lots of butterflies, lost of activity, not huge in size but the amount of butterflies in the place is amazing and how many are active is crazy. The butterflies come and land on you, you can pick...More

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner stopped off here on a whim whilst holidaying nearby and we loved it!! I was devastated when I read some of the other reviews on here. This place is a true hidden gem. Not only is it fascinating to watch the...More

2  Thank ChiefHalfoat
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We very nearly didn't visit the Butterfly House after reading some of the reviews on this site. And what a treat we would have missed. The people who complain that it's "Just a poly tunnel" obviously haven't appreciated the fact that if it was much...More

Thank dianarh2016
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This was truly a magical day for my family. Loads of beautiful butterflies flying about and the people who worked there were so friendly. Cannot wait for the next visit. Please see picture of my young son enjoy the day.

1  Thank catrindavies1986
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 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

Thank Nikki T
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 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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awayfromhome1970
21 June 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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