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Days Out | Tropical Butterfly House


Last week we finally got round to visiting The Tropical Butterfly House, seeing as it’s voted the number one thing to do in Sheffield on Tripadvisor, I’m surprised it’s taken us so long to get round to going!

It was one of our last days out of the summer holidays and it didn’t disappoint, the sun was shining and we had a lovely afternoon. Both Max and Evie love animals so I just knew they would love it.

When you enter there is a little Guinea Pig village which is so cute! Me and Evie spend ages cooing over the Guinea Pigs and their little Guinea Pig sized houses.

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Next the kids spotted the playground so of course we had to go straight in there. There’s an area for younger kids and one for older kids, both of which are brilliant. The younger children’s play area has a sand pit complete with buckets and spades, Evie had lots of fun building some sandcastles. There is also a splash area which we didn’t know about before we got there, which meant that we weren’t prepared so unfortunately we didn’t get to go in. It did look fantastic though from what I could see, we will definitely have to go back next summer to have a splash around.

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The butterfly house itself is great, with lots of different kinds of butterflies and birds flying all around you. There are also crocodiles, reptiles and insects to discover. I must admit I’m not usually a fan of things that can fly at you but even I enjoyed it!

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There is plenty more to see and do at the park including the dinosaur trail, wilderness walk, farm barn, otter springs, chipmunk cabin and more!

I was really surprised by all the different animals they had. I had kind of expected it to just be butterflies and a few other tropical creatures. I certainly hadn’t expected the farm animals, lemurs or giant tortoises!

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We had lunch at home before we left but if you are wanting to eat while you are there, there is a big picnic area and also the Butterfly Cafe. We stopped and had an ice cream from the gift shop on our way out, there is a nice little seating area just there.

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We had a great day at The Tropical Butterfly House and are looking forward to going back again next summer. I’d highly recommend it, it’s a great family day out for children of all ages.

The Tropical Butterfly House is open all year round, excluding Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Adult tickets are priced at £10.75, children’s tickets £9.50 and a family ticket is £36.50.

For more information you can visit their website here.

Thanks for reading.

Linking up with:

Hot Pink Wellingtons
A Cornish Mum


  1. Dannii
    September 7, 2016 / 1:27 pm

    This looks such a fun day out. The guinea pugs and there little houses are adorable x

  2. September 8, 2016 / 8:45 am

    The play area looks similar to one at Hobbledown near us in Surrey – awesome. I love butterflies, we went to see them at London Zoo in the summer hols. Lovely pics. Sarah #SharingTheBlogLove

  3. September 8, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    Wow! This place looks amazing – I want to go! Those guinea pig houses are SOOO cute.
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

  4. September 9, 2016 / 8:35 am

    What a great day out. I love places that have so much variety to keep everyone entertained. I remember going to a butterfly house as a child and loved it. I must try and find one near us X #picknmix

    • Emma
      September 11, 2016 / 9:11 am

      It’s great for the kids 🙂 Thanks for reading x

  5. September 9, 2016 / 11:45 am

    So glad I read this, I love in South yorkshire and have never been, but meant to at least 5 times. I’m going for the guinea pig Kingdom, I have a slight obsession with them. #PicknMix

    • Emma
      September 11, 2016 / 9:10 am

      Nice to ‘meet’ another South Yorkshire blogger! 🙂 x

  6. Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons
    September 11, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    This looks like such a lovely day out! Those guinea pig houses are just adorable! And I know my son would love the dinosaur models too. Well done for getting photos of the butterflies too – my camera has always steamed up before I’ve had a chance at places like this! Thanks so much for joining us again at #SharingtheBlogLove

  7. September 11, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    That looks like a brilliant place, what a fund day out! 🙂 #SharingTheBlogLove

  8. September 15, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Lovely post and your photos are great. I’ve heard great things about the Butterfly House and its just down the motorway from us so I really should visit some time! I’m sure my kids would love the playground. #SharingtheBlogLove

  9. September 15, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    This place looks amazing and oh my word the cuteness of that guinea pig village! Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix lovely

    Stevie x