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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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Such an amazing place!

Me and my partner stopped off here on a whim whilst holidaying nearby and we loved it!! I was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ChiefHalfoat
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Beddau, United Kingdom
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Magical magical place!

We very nearly didn't visit the Butterfly House after reading some of the reviews on this site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dianarh2016
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • 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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"beautiful butterflies"
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"sugar water"
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"different species"
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"interesting insects"
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"butterflies flying"
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"humid inside"
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"tropical fish"
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"sat nav"
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"small garden"
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"amazing experience"
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"his enthusiasm"
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"power station"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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

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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

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Another rainy day in Wales over the Easter holiday so we took the kids to see butterflies. The place is small but well looked after. Lots of beautiful butterflies from all over the world. The butterflies are well looked after. I found the Information booklet...More

Thank Happy2016man
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Magic of Life is a wonderful little place in a beautiful location. It was such a joy to take time to relax with butterflies fluttering around me. The staff have such a passion for the project and I really enjoyed learning more about the plants...More

Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Only went because it was snowing. It is quite small but worth a visit. The young lady on reception was very helpful and being able to wander to my hearts content was amazing.

Thank Leigh P
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

This is a lovely dog friendly attraction, perfect for a wet day. Yes it is quite small as others have mentioned but I really enjoyed walking around gently picking up the butterflies and admiring their fragile beauty. It is actually a project helping to support...More

3  Thank trickynicky63
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We visited as a group of WI ladies. We were a small group (8),so lots of space to walk around. Lots of butterflies,but the place isn't big. Suitable for wheelchairs,zimmas or sticks. Visit time wouldn't be longer than 15-20 mins, which makes the entrance fee...More

Thank barnvillas
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phillipholmes06
21 October 2016|
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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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