Otters & Butterflies

Buckfast Butterflies and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

The Butterfly Farm is a specially designed and maintained exhibition of living exotic butterflies and moths, where visitors can enjoy direct contact with these beautiful insects.

Within the flight area the environment is carefully controlled and monitored to maintain perfect conditions for the butterflies to live and breed as they would in the wild. The natural habitat has been reconstructed in such a way as to allow visitors an insight into the fascinating way of life of these creatures.

The Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary has been carefully designed to provide our resident otters with the best possible conditions and our visitors excellent opportunities to see and enjoy them. We also have facilities for the treatment of any sick or injured otters that may be brought to us. We have over the past 15 years treated a number of ailments, not only to otters but also to other animals and birds. It is hoped that having seen and enjoyed our resident otters, and been given an insight into their secret way of life, visitors will be more aware of the plight of otters world-wide, particularly of course our own native British Otter Lutra lutra.

Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
Buckfast Steam & Leisure Park, Buckfastleigh, Devon  Tel:
01364 642916


Opening times

1st April to 31 October
10.00 - 17.30 or dusk (whichever is earlier)

10.30 - 3.00
1 April to 31 October
10.00 - 17.30 or dusk (whichever is earlier)

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