Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 10 Top Things To See and Do

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield – 10 Top Things To See and Do

Bucket list‘Visit the Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield’ = completed

So what are my 15 Top things to see and do at the Tropical Butterfly house, wildlife and falconry centre near Sheffield? It’s quite a varied list and we had a great day out recently experiencing everything they have on offer.

#1 See the beautiful butterflies in the Tropical Butterfly house

Butterflies aren’t the only thing to see here but it is the thing they do really well. Upon entering the tropical house you are met with lush green vegetation and a lovely warm temperature.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do

As you move further in you start to spot butterfly after butterfly. It doesn’t take long to realise just how many there are flying around in here. It’s simply stunning. We found a lovely spot to just stand and watch them all. It was then that we spotted this large Iguana just lounging around near us. I doubt we’d have spotted him if we hadn’t taken the time to stand still.

The large free roaming Iguana in the Butterfly house.

There’s all sorts to be found in the tropical house. Including free flying birds, turtles, fish plus the most colourful frogs I’ve ever seen and more. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t forget that butterflies aren’t all year round.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
It’s hard to capture their true beauty in flight but equally the butterflies are just as intriguing while resting

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do

#2 Find all the exhibits that squirt water

There’s lots of exhibits and signs that squirt water at you. Dotted all around the park there’s quizzes to answer, but beware if you get the answer wrong. There’s trolls that spring surprises on you and so much more. Yes we cheated a few of them and hung back until the water stopped but that was just as much fun.

Here’s a few of Jamie’s favourites.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
The first sign Jamie found that squirted water
Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
Do you dare pull down on the plunger?
Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
Squirting Skunk alert

And Jamie’s favourite of them all, this one was near the exit! Beware it could get you very wet.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
The wettest of them all

#3 Watch the Lemurs being fed

It’s no secret on my blog that I love Lemurs. They are my favourite animals. You can see them wandering around in their enclosure but you can’t go in with them until feeding time. So this was something we were keen to do. They had two feeding times that day and as it was quite busy I wanted to get there early.

We were rewarded with our early arrival as the Lemurs were mostly all cuddled up right next to the door in front of us. It was lovely to watch.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do

Jamie spent nearly all the time crouched staring at them, too cute. When we went in one of the Lemurs seemed to follow Jamie wherever he went.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do

My favourite breed are the Red ruffed Lemurs. They were very shy and clearly didn’t get on with the ring tailed ones at all. It’s funny because you often see them in zoos together but in the wild they would never mix.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do

#4 Walk through the Wilderness

This is an enclosure with a few roaming animals. We managed to spot a couple of them but it was hard to see with all the beautiful flowers in there. It was a lovely space though with a couple of nice shady areas to sit.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
Wandering through the Wilderness

#5 Go on a hunt for some dinosaurs

Hidden around the park are various large dinosaurs to find. Each one has a button to press. Jamie took great delight in pressing them all and hearing all the different roars.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
Hunting for some dinosaurs

Dotted all around the park you will also find lots of informative signs about the animals and wildlife in the park.

#6 Watch a bird display

They have a number of bird displays throughout the day. Some with the parrots and macaws others with birds of prey. We saw the parrot show during our visit. It was a shame it was so far away from the seating as a lot of the little ones struggled to follow what was happening. But it was interesting all the same and the birds were clearly very intelligent.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
See a bird show

They have a variety of shows, displays and talks on throughout the day.

#7 Visit the witches house

Once you’ve passed by the meerkat and porcupine enclosure you enter into an enchanted land. There’s all sorts of displays to see here with more buttons to press and a witches house to visit.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
The Meerkats

Jamie particularly loved the dragon.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
The enchanted displays

Jamie’s highlight of the day was the witches house. He could have sat there all day waiting for her to come back. It was lovely and really well done. We all decided that a nice witch must live there.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
A real cauldron to convince Jamie of the witches existence

#8 Play in the playgrounds

There’s peddle bikes and coin operated quad bikes for the older kids and all sorts of ride ons for the little ones. Plus a large outdoor play area with places to climb and slide down.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
Ride ons for the little ones
Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
And peddle cars round a race track for the older kids
Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
Play equipment

#9 Get wet and play in the sand

We could have spent the whole day here. Jamie was so content moving water about, digging in the sand, jumping in the puddles they were creating. What fun.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and DoTropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 15 Top Things To See and Do
Splashy fun

#10 Go on a tractor ride

This can only be done at the weekend, bank holidays or during the school holidays. We were there on a term time day so couldn’t go on it but it looked lots of fun.

Here are some more photos from our day out.

Tropical Butterfly House, near Sheffield - 10 Top Things To See and Do
The Cafe
Jam sandwich heaven
Otters playing.
Little drummer drumming
Black swan. I don’t think I’ve ever seen one before.
Photo opportunity

Important information

The Butterfly house is located in South Yorkshire a short drive from Sheffield. They have various fun events throughout the year. For further information you can check out their website here. The park offers animal encounters, at an additional cost, including VIP packages. You can also adopt an animal or have your kids birthday party hosted by the park. Most VIP packages are for 8 years old and older.

The park is open from 10am nearly all year round. In the week they close at 4:30pm and 5:30pm at weekends, school holidays and bank holidays. You can purchase your tickets online in advance. Or you can buy your tickets at the park on the day.

If you purchase your tickets online in advance  the price for an adult is currently £11.00 each. £10 for a child over 2 and a senior citizen. They also offer family discounted tickets and annual passes. I feel £11.00 is a very fair price for everything that is on offer on a day out to the Tropical butterfly house.

I also made a Vlog of our visit. You can view it here:

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Disclaimer – We were provided with complimentary tickets for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and photos are my own.

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11 comments

  1. We’ve just moved from North Leeds where we went to Tropical World, probably a couple of times a week. Always looking for great days out with B and he would LOVE this. Looks like there’s so much to see and do and really reasonably priced too.

    Kat x

  2. This is one of the places I’ve been wondering if it’s worth a visit. I’ve got my nieces coming up to stay during the holidays so might be one place we can go 🙂

  3. This sounds like such a great place to visit with children. My two would love it. We have a few caterpillars in the garden at the moment and my two are fascinated by them.

  4. That place looks like such a great day out. I love butterfly houses so I’d make a beeline for there although my son would head for the tractors. I’d have a hard time getting him off them!

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