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We have themed events throughout the year so there's always something new and fun to discover!

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Normal admission charges apply for our events unless stated otherwise. Some scheduled activities may be weather dependent. Certain crafts and activities may cost extra.

Mad about Madagascar Easter Holidays

1st April 2017 to 23rd April 2017 - 10am - 5.30pm
Mad about Madagascar Easter Holidays

Meet our amazing Madagascan species up close!


Meet amazing Madagascan species up close, and take part in the Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday and Monday… follow the trail and hunt for clues to win an Easter Egg!

With daily animal encounters including meet the Easter bunnies and chicks, tractor trailer rides, and Madagascar-themed crafts and activities, there’s sure to be something for everyone!

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Easter Sunday and Monday fun!

16th April 2017 to 17th April 2017 - 10am - 5.30pm
Easter Sunday and Monday fun!

You could win an Easter Egg!

Follow the trail and hunt for clues to win an Easter Egg!

Prizes vary between a small, medium, or large egg, with no cost to enter other than normal admission charges, click 'buy fast track tickets' to purchase your tickets now...

This event takes place during the Mad About Madagascar Easter holidays event!



Enchanted Fairy Forest

27th May 2017 to 4th June 2017 - 10am - 5.30pm
Enchanted Fairy Forest

Magical fun for the young and the young at heart!


The Enchanted Forest and Magical Fairy Garden will delight visitors young and old

Experience a magical fantasy world as you discover tiny pixie dwellings and fairy hideaways, with Fairy Guides on hand to help you explore the forest!

Take part in fairy crafts, activities and games, suitable for all ages

This years Enchanted Fairy Forest event coincides with BIAZA’s Love Your Zoo campaign, grab a sticker on arrival!

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Free entry for dads on Father's Day

18th June 2017 - 12:30pm and 2:45pm
Free entry for dads on Father's Day

Plus enter our Bushtucker Challenge!

Treat your dad this Father’s Day to a special day out at the Tropical Butterfly House, rated number 1 on TripAdvisor…
We’re giving all dads FREE entry on Sunday 18th June!*
During the day, children can challenge their fathers to a Bushtucker Challenge with chocolate grubs and sweets with nasty or nice fillings, which will you get?!

The challenge will take place at the end of the Free Flying Bird & Animal Displays at 12:30pm and 14:45pm in the Bird Display Arena… father’s that succeed in their challenge will win their child a chocolate treat! Are you brave enough?!

The Bushtucker Challenge registration is on a first come, first serve basis, just mention that you would like to take part at the kiosk on arrival, we’re open from 10am

The Tropical Butterfly House is located just 5 minutes from the M1, junction 31, with free car parking

*Offer is valid only when the father is accompanied by a full paying child, and is not to be used in conjunction with any other offer, valid on the gate only on Sunday 18th June 2017

Amazing Animals Summer Holidays Event

22nd July 2017 to 5th September 2017 - 10am - 5.30pm
Amazing Animals Summer Holidays Event

Witness the amazing world of animals!

♦ Discover the superhero skills of lemurs, meerkats, owls, snakes and more in close up animal encounters every day of the school holidays!

♦ Take part in superhero crafts and have your face painted in the Activity Centre, watch out for our superhero characters!

♦ Conquer the Realm of Camelot adventure playground or splash about in the Wet Play Park!

♦ Watch the spectacular superhero themed Bird & Animal Display

♦ Wear a superhero outfit and or take part in the amazing animals quiz and you could win a prize!

♦ Visit the Big Red Bus Stack Stop

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Halloween Spooktacular!

21st October 2017 to 5th November 2017 - 10am - 5.00pm (and every weekend in October)
Halloween Spooktacular!

Encounter the exotic and the scary!

Don't miss the Tropical Butterfly House's biggest and best event of the year!

♦ Visit the new Witch’s Cottage and the Haunted House

♦ Brave the ghoulish tractor trailer ride through the Freaky Forest and come face to face with ghosts and monsters!

♦ Watch the bird and animal displays, featuring amazing birds of prey and parrots; hosted by witches!

♦ Carve a pumpkin and join in spooky crafts and activities, suitable for children of all ages

♦ Daily children’s fancy dress competition and unforgettable animal encounters with lemurs, meerkats, otters, birds of prey, snakes and creepy-crawlies throughout the day

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Santa, Elves and Sleigh Bells

23rd December 2017 to 24th December 2017 - 10am-4.30pm
Santa, Elves and Sleigh Bells

Experience a classic family Christmas on 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th December

♦ Take a magical sleigh ride through the wintery woods to meet Santa

♦ See the Farm Barn nativity scene and take part in animal encounters

♦ Visit the Elf Workshop for Christmas Crafts, and enter the Christmas jumper competition

♦ Give a gift to a lemur for £1 with profits going to charity

♦ Enjoy festive food in the Butterfly Café

♦ Browse a selection of stocking fillers in the Jungle Gift Shop, including great value Animal Adoptions and Experiences

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If you would like your child to have a present in Santa's Grotto, please advise at the kiosk, the cost will be £5 per present.

Centre closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day
We are now open New Years Day!

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