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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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Beautiful place

This house was incredible, the butterflies would fly around you landing if you stayed still, also... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katie J
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So looking forward to it, so disappointed

I'd been to another butterfly house years ago and enjoyed it so much that I couldn't wait to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EstPyz
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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.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Next to Statkraft Visitor Centre | CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Katie J
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank EstPyz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank tjw16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank jreman
Reviewed 10 September 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
Reviewed 6 September 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
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went here with my teenage children. Was surprised how small it was, can be rather cramped when busy. Staff very friendly and helpful. Some beautiful butterflies to be seen, was a little concerned that some children were just grabbing at them and potentially doing harm....More

Thank Toby1112011
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Its not the biggest butterfly house by any means but thats not what this place is about. The selection of butterflies is amazing and the knowleledge of the staff is amazing. Its worth the admission fee to talk to the owner alone. We went in...More

Thank Ian F
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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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