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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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Fascinating, dog friendly attraction.

This is a lovely dog friendly attraction, perfect for a wet day. Yes it is quite small as others... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
trickynicky63
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Lots of butterflies

We visited as a group of WI ladies. We were a small group (8),so lots of space to walk around... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
barnvillas
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Ceredigion, 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.
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  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Next to Statkraft Visitor Centre | CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth SY23 3NB, Wales
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 January 2018

After reading the other reviews I thought I'd give this attraction a chance. I'm sorry to say I was very disappointed. I didn't expect a palace or a hugely perfect environment, but I did expect some butterflies 😳 There were plenty of lace wings and...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2017

The weather was not so good,so decided to visit the butterfly house, very pleasant ,was a nice place to spend some time and some beautiful butterflies to see. Also a nice place to have something to eat.

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

we have been here several times in the past few years and have had the chance to see some of the rare species emerging from cocoons or even turning into cocoons. the kids love it as they can have the butterflys land on them ....More

1  Thank imalive999
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Visited as part of a day trip to Aberystwyth. £7.50 for and adult and £6.50 for concession. A few interesting insects and thrilled by the tarantula skin which I hadn’t previously seen despite owning one! Once inside the hot house we sampled the delights of...More

Thank Ruthsad
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Ok don’t expect a butterfly farm like you would find in Stratford upon Avon but if it’s a rainy day it’s worth a visit. The young lady was very pleasant and knowledgeable and although it’s small we found we lost an hour there. The kids...More

Thank bigbaddaz
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Visited on a wet dull day, thought at first price was expensive when we entered the poly tunnel and saw how small it was, however it was an enchanting place and kept my 6 year old Grandson enthralled for over an hour. He loved the...More

Thank grandmah2017
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Firstly you can spend time in the beautiful garden with many unusual tropical and interesting plants. There are a variety of different animals and a huge moth in the Reception area. We loved seeing the butterflies in the tropical house, there were so many of...More

1  Thank SunnyladySurrey
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 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
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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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