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Magic of Life Butterfly House


SY23 3NB

Contact Details

Tel: 01970 880928
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.

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.
For further information visit:


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 Cwm Rheidol 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.

Prices and opening

Adults: £8.00
Concessions: £7.00
Under 16s: £5.50
Under 3s free
10% Discount for groups of six and above
Open all the time. April - October:10:00 - 17:00
November, February & March 10am -4pm
December/January - Closed

Opening details

Season DatesOpening Hours
NotesApril - October:10:00 - 17:00
November, February & March 10am -4pm
December/January - Closed