Butterfly House

One of our tropical butterfly friends

One of our tropical butterfly friends

Formerly an Edwardian palm house, the Butterfly House is now a rainforest home to butterflies, Koi carp, tortoises, quail and a chameleon. Whatever the weather you can be sure of a warm welcome in this oasis of trees, vines, a waterfall and tropical plants. Walk amongst some of the world’s most beautiful species, including Swallowtails and cleverly camouflaged Owl butterflies.

The pupae of new butterflies can be seen in a special display case and you may even see a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly from the information boards or talk to one of our knowledgeable zoo keepers.


Please note that there is an admission fee for entry to the Butterfly House.

Guided tours

Tours of the Butterfly House take place every weekend and during half term at 11.30am.

The Butterfly House is a popular destination for school trips and guided talks are available demonstrating the life cycle of these beautiful creatures. To book please call us on 01524 33318.


The Butterfly House is fully accessible to wheelchairs.