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 are open Tuesday to Sunday between 10am and 3pm for visitors to enjoy the otters. The Butterfly House is closed now until spring 2024.
Otter feeding times are 11.30am, 2.00pm. These are the best times to see and enjoy our amazing resident otters.
Our gift shop is open with an interesting selection of gifts with an otter and butterfly theme.
You may pre-book tickets if you wish by clicking on the green box below, but this is not essential as you can purchase them on arrival.
Please see our Plan Your Visit page for further details and admission prices.
Open daily from 10am to 5pm with lots of special gifts and presents.
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.
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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.
Come and see for yourself
Our beautiful butterflies are hatching dailySpecies to see at the Buckfast Butterfly Farm
Click the link below to find out what species we have to show.
Sammys Super Sumersaults
This is Sammy he is an expert at amusing our visitors with his underwater amazing underwater agility.
OTTER FEEDING TIMES
11.30am 2.00pm and 4.00pm
This is the best time to come and meet our otters, our keeper will give a talk and tell you all about our resident otters and why they are with us.
Have you met Izzard?
He is our resident iguana
We rescued and re-homed Izzard, he is about 11 years old now and loves showers to cool down and loves a good neck scratch from our keepers.