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Buckfast Butterflies & Otter Sanctuary

Feeding Time for Otters
Otters and Butterflies may seem like an unlikely combination, but you'll find them together at the Buckfast Butterflies & Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, in Dartmoor National Park.

I can think of few animals more adorable to watch than playful otters, and timing your visit to the park at feeding time is informative and fun. One of the park staff walks you through the small rehabilitation facility and talks about the different species they have on site, while you watch the frisky otters go mad for their dinner.

For a more calming side to your visit, step into the butterfly house and watch these colourful insects flit and soar around you. Stand still long enough and you may become a butterfly landing-pad.

It's a great spot for photography and kids will love it.

Station House, Dart Bridge Rd, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0DZ, UK
+44 1364 642916
Sun - Sat 10am - 5pm