Children's Butterfly and Otter Encounter for One or Two

Regular price £65.00
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This is a hands on, educational and fun encounter with the otters and the butterflies. You would start the experience at 3pm having a guided tour with one of our keepers. The keeper will try to find all parts of the butterfly life cycle as well as take you to see the other animals that live in our greenhouse jungle area. You will be able to take part in some "butterfly farming" tasks that our staff carry out each day helping us take good care of the butterflies.

Then it's time to do some enrichment and husbandry tasks with otters, this is good fun both for the otters and those taking part.
Feeding time is at 4pm for the otters, this is your time to be an otter keeper, you will feed all of our otters their last meal of the day with the keeper. This has to be done from outside of the enclosure. Please remember that all of the interactions with the otters are done on their terms and there is no holding, petting or touching the otters as they do not respond well to this. However you will get close and have the chance to learn about the otters and how we care for them. We usually finish around 4.30-5.00pm when we close for the day.

Suitable for ages 5-14

An adult or carer MUST accompany the junior experience alongside the keeper, they can watch and take photographs. (no extra charge)

Children's Otter Encounters at the Buckfast Otter Sanctuary

Numbers are limited to a maximum of three per session to make it personal and special for those taking part.
At the end of the session all participants are given their own goodie bag with a junior keepers certificate.
No special clothing is required, just something cool to wear whilst in the butterfly house, it is hot and humid in there. Something also warmer for working outside whilst feeding otters if cold out.


When you purchase online we will send by return a gift voucher to redeem when you contact us to book in your day. Booking is essential. If you have any special days in mind we can always check availability for you before you buy.