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The Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life Butterfly House

Butterfly Farm, £6-£8

Cwmrheidol,
Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion,
SY23 3NB

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Come and see some of the largest and most colourful butterflies in the world! We exhibit species from all over the tropics.

Our pupae are farmed sustainably in the tropics. They are put in an incubator where they emerge the next week. Many of the butterflies have natural lives of only a week meaning that have hundreds of pupae each season. In any one season, we display up to 70 different species of butterflies.

Each month we rear a number of giant caterpillars. These often belong to the silk moth family and they eat prodigious amounts of foliage.

The lush tropical conditions allow many rare and exotic plants to thrive. We display many species of Passion flowers, Bananas, Birthworts and Cannas.

Many of the moths we display rival the butterflies for their beauty.

Our reception room has many different types of insects from beetles to praying mantids and giant stick insects. We also have two coral reef tanks and tropical fish.

Our wildlife garden has many varieties of plants specifically for butterflies. We have recorded over 26 species of native butterflies in the garden. The day out provides a hand-on learning experience for all ages.

The stunning Rheidol Valley is a hidden gem. Waterfalls, walks and woodlands are located close to the butterfly house.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

Ample parking available in the neighbouring Statkraft Visitor Centre. Please note, the Statkraft Visitor Centre is closed until further notice so no refreshments are available to buy on site. Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Dogs welcome.

Opening Details

Open all the time

April - October:10:00 - 17:00
November, February & March 10am -4pm
December/January - Closed

Prices

Adults: £8.00
Concessions: £7.00
Under 16s: £6.00
Under 3s free
10% Discount for groups of six and above

Address

Cwmrheidol,
Aberystwyth,
Ceredigion,
SY23 3NB

Location and nearby places

Directions

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Map reference: SN 712786  Lat: 52.39022 Long: -3.89411

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From the A44 at Capel Bangor, take the road signposted 'Cwmrheidol'. Passing the church on the immediate right, follow the valley road up for 3.5 miles and we are on the left next to the Statkraft Power Station Visitor Centre.

The nearest train station is at Aberystwyth, and public transport operates along the A44.

The signposted Rheidol Cycle Trail which begins in Aberystwyth, terminates at Cwm Rheidol.

www.traveline-cymru.info

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Ample parking available in the neighbouring Statkraft Visitor Centre. Please note, the Statkraft Visitor Centre is closed until further notice so no refreshments are available to buy on site. Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Dogs welcome.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)
    • YesHas a ramp

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
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