Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

A small, friendly and very different visit for all the family. Run by a small dedicated team they aim to make your visit educational and fun. You can enjoy and learn about tropical butterflies in the specially designed habitat of which you become part. You not only see the butterflies but feel the rainforest atmosphere that they enjoy as you see their amazing life cycle unfold.

In the Otter Sanctuary there are three species of otter to see, our native British otter, the playful Asian short clawed otters and the large North American river otters who love to show off.

The keeper is on hand to explain all about the otters to visitors, some are here for breeding, some for retirement, some just for fun and some because they are unsuitable to be returned to the wild.


  • The Station
  • Buckfastleigh
  • Devon
  • TQ11 0DZ