A Great Visit Whatever The Weather

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.


Opening Times & Admission


Now Open

Come and visit our gift shop

Open daily from 10am to 5pm with lots of special gifts and presents.

Our mission statement: to be a proactive supporter of the worlds flora and fauna and to provide an enjoyable, educational and thought provoking visit focussed on our work and experience of otters and butterflies.


A real experience in a genuine sanctuary for otters


Sutton, Surrey


An otterly wonderful hols highlight

Rachel F

Oxford, Oxfordshire


Lovely to see such well looked after animals at play

Mary C

Taunton, Somerset


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

Gill R

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. 



An Otter Experience (for up to two adults)

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Spend a morning or afternoon session with the otters - A great gift! A real treat for otter fans and lovers of nature, for more info or to book yours click the button below.

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Otter Experience for couples at the Buckfast Otter Sanctuary


11.30am 2.00pm and 4.00pm

Underwater Viewing area

Come and see our amazing otters underwater agility.

Have you met Izzard?

He is our resident iguana

Get directions to Otters and Butterflies, Buckfast, Devon


Buckfast Butterflies &
Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

The Station, Buckfastleigh,
Devon. TQ11 0DZ
Tel David or Rachel on 01364 293113

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