Welcome to the Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary and Buckfast Butterfly Farm.
A small, friendly, family run South Devon attraction, ideal for a family visit whatever the weather.
We aim to be open every day between 10.30am and 3pm during January but essential maintenance may mean we have to close at short notice, so please check this website on the day before travelling to confirm.
We are now in the overwintering stage in the butterfly house so butterflies will be hibernating. However on a bright sunny morning there may be a few on the wing to enjoy.
The otters are not seasonal and are on good form all year round.
You may pre-book tickets if you wish by clicking on the green box below or you can purchase them on arrival.
Please see our Plan Your Visit page for further details and admission prices.
beautiful stirling silver jewellery
We have a gorgeous selection of animal themed stirling silver jewellery in our online shop. Each peice comes in a gift box ready for that special someone.
CAN YOU HELP US
During the covid lockdowns our doors have been closed to visitors and we have been very fortunate to have wonderful friends and supporters whose kind donations have helped feed our rescued and resident otters. If you are able to help please follow the
link below, thank you.
A real experience in a genuine sanctuary for otters★★★★★
An otterly wonderful hols highlight★★★★★
Lovely to see such well looked after animals at play★★★★★
Definitely a good one for kids to see, staff are lovely and obviously love their job. small place but very tidy and otters seemed SO happy★★★★★
I came here for the otter experience and it was great from start to finish. Keira obviously loves and cares for the otters an enormous amount and it was clear from her enthusiasm and knowledge of them.
SCHOOL OR CLUB?
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We can do educational days for
schools or clubs. We like to make
sure we work with you on the topic of your choice for the morning giving you information about our work at the sanctuary.