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Butterfly World

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Address: Yarm Road | Preston Park, Stockton-on-Tees TS18 3RH, England
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+44 1642 791414

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Nice little place

Went along last weekend. It's based next to Preston park so along with a picnic (there is a cafe on site too) you can spend a good few hours in the area. Lovely place, wonderful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Chelsea M
Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went along last weekend. It's based next to Preston park so along with a picnic (there is a cafe on site too) you can spend a good few hours in the area. Lovely place, wonderful butterflies to see. Was taken by surprise by the meerkats which were wonderful to see as well. Be warned it is very humid inside. Basically... More 

Thank Chelsea M
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191 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had not been since i was a child and knowing its quite a small place i wasnt expecting much however was pleasantly suprised. Entry price is only a couple of pounds and as soon as you walk in there is so many beautiful butterflys. I could have walked around for aged taking photos. There is a pond with some large... More 

Thank Cazju
Phoenix, Arizona
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188 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids really enjoyed this. It was kind of small but nice. Lots of flowers and butterflies. Enjoyed seeing the cocoons hatch. It was just SO hot and muggy in there that I could hardly breathe!

Thank AimeeLally
Level Contributor
25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

This is a very busy place with a lovely large play park for the kids. Butterfly World was beautiful but was boiling hot inside with it being a summers day it captured all the heat from the sun. There was lots of different butterflies to see. This place charges a fee to enter but the parking and the play park... More 

Thank Kirsty_S1982
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Was nice inside loads of spectacular butterflies that come really close. Big pond with coy carp in that come to the surface so u can really see them. Some meerkats too. Obviously it was very warm but cold outside. Would have been nice if the had a cloak room to put your coats. Mebbes a little expensive but fine and... More 

Thank rab30
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

One tip I'd say wear bright colours as t he butterflies will land on you. Beautiful little piece of paradise, set out really good. Crammed full of exotic plants, butterflies and little birds. For me the only let down was the lady who took our admission fee today; miserable would be an understatement. She never said please/thank you, didn't tell... More 

Thank becky_blades
Isle of Bute, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I loved this place and I didn't want to leave. I could have stayed there all day. The butterflies were beautiful and the plants were gorgeous. It really was like a mini paradise. I took that many photos that my camera needed charged again even though I had just charged it in the morning. I found the experience very peaceful... More 

Thank Ann D
Durham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I have been twice recently, once with my 3 Grandchildren which was excellent with one unexpected benefit, and that was the fact that it showed the children that you dont have to "flap" at every insect that comes near to them. They obviously got used to the butterflies close to them and now appreciate insects much more that they did... More 

Thank David G
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place does not just have butterflies of every kind it also has fish, snakes, ghekkos, meerkats the liar is endless. Well worth the visit.

Thank Pauline K
High Etherley, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We visited here during the school holidays (myself and my daughters age 4 and 7) Admission price was reasonable at £7.50 for all 3 of us and you can come and go as much as you like all day. We saw lots of pretty butterflies and took photos. There is a beautiful large blue one which we tried so hard... More 

Thank Natalie S

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