I make sure that we visit the Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre near Sheffield in South Yorkshire at least once a year. It is a really lovely day out and there is so much to see and do there, a lot of it very unique making it a very different day out to many other animal-based places in Yorkshire.
Things To Do Tropical Butterfly House
It’s not just about the butterfly house, there is so much more to it than that. Although, I must admit it is the best butterfly house we have ever been in. The highlight for us is that you can now feed the pretty lorikeet birds some nectar.
When you arrive at reception you can purchase a bag of food for many of their animals. This includes live maggots for the meerkats, veg for the guinea pigs/wallabies, food for the goats, nectar for the birds and also some food for the chickens.
Look out for the large iguana and the bats hanging above your head in the butterfly house. There’s always plenty of butterflies flying around. They also have a small room with reptiles and there are fish and turtles to spot as well.
Around the park you will come across exhibits and signs that squirt water, some of them will give you quite a surprise. These are always one of the highlights of my son’s visit and remains so even as he gets older.
As you walk around looking at the different animals you will find that there are many other fun things to find along the way. They even have dinosaurs lurking in the undergrowth which come alive when you press a button.
The wilderness is a lovely walk-through enclosure where the wallabies live. They may even eat out of your hand.
There is even a witches house hidden in the woods and a dragon plus a talking tree. The chipmunks and otters that live around here are worth spending some time watching. They even have a fun interactive display where you can measure how fast you can run.
My highlight is being able to see the lemurs being fed and being permitted to go in their enclosure to watch. They have a few talks around the park during the day although these weren’t running due to covid. The fabulous bird display sadly also wasn’t on but it’s well worth seeing when it returns. Another thing not running on our last visit due to covid were the tractor rides (weekends and holidays only).
Play Areas Tropical Butterfly House
My son loves the play areas at the Tropical Butterfly House. There’s a peddle kart track plus an electric kart track (£1 a turn). They also have an outside play area for smaller children.
There is also a zip wire and a wooden adventure play area. Next to here, you will find a lovely picnic area with covered tables, ping pong, basketball and more.
The highlight for my son is the sand and water play area. Make sure you take a full change of clothes as they will need them! There are even hoses they can shoot water at each other from. If your kids are too small for this there is a fenced play area for them next to it.
Experiences are also available. There are 6 experiences for those age 8 and over including junior keeper, free flying bird, VIP lemur and more. Plus an adult keep experience for those 14 and over. These are all bookable at an additional cost.
Important Information about Tropical Butterfly House
Address: Woodsetts Rd, North Anston, Sheffield S25 4EQ, South Yorkshire, England. Phone: 01909 569416
Car parking – There is a large car park with enough free parking for everyone.
Tropical Butterfly House Prices – Currently you must pre-book online. Tickets are discounted online at just under £14 per person. Under 2s are free.
Can you purchase an annual pass? – Yes you can. Children are £36 and adults £46. (plus a small booking fee)
Facilities at Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre: A tropical butterfly house with lorikeets, butterflies and more that you walk through. Play areas including sand and water play, daily talks and displays, other unusual animals, a trail with dinosaurs, interactive displays, more animals and so much more. There are toilets on-site and a cafe.
Opening Times: The Tropical butterfly house is open daily, all year round, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.
Information on accessibility – The centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users except for a small corner of the Butterfly House which can be viewed from an alternate platform.
Dog friendly? Only assistance dogs are permitted
Are there places to picnic?: Yes there are picnic benches outside, they also have a few covered picnic benches.
Category: Wildlife Park – Mostly Outdoors – suitable for all ages