The Tropical Butterfly House opened on a shoestring on 23 March 1994, during an economic depression with three employees, butterflies, peacocks, a tarantula spider and a snake followed by barn owls, an eagle owl and later in its first season, goats and chickens. Discovering in that very first year that the key to future success could be allowing visitors to handle and get closer to the animals they love, this very same ethos remains our USP today. Now renowned for our collection of exotic animals from around the world including many endangered species, we offer our visitors daily up-close animal encounters alongside views of the best of British wildlife. Our strong team of dedicated staff work hard to help connect people with the animals, and in this way are helping to promote and conserve the natural world around us and beyond. Very soon we will open the doors to our NEW indoor butterfly house and we look forward to welcoming customers old and new.