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Butterfly Farm:Magic of Life Butterfly House

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Butterfly Farm, £5.50-£8

Magic of Life Butterfly House

Magic of Life Butterfly House

The Magic of Life Butterfly House


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.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Regional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Parking and refreshments are available in the neighbouring E-On Visitor Centre. Suitable for wheelchairs.

Opening Details

Open all the time

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


Adults: £8.00
Concessions: £7.00
Under 16s: £5.50
Under 3s free
10% Discount for groups of six and above

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Plan route to Magic of Life Butterfly House using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

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

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.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Parking and refreshments are available in the neighbouring E-On Visitor Centre. Suitable for wheelchairs.