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Tropical Butterfly House

Type:Wildlife Park

Woodsetts Road
North Anston
South Yorkshire
S25 4EQ
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We're not one to miss out on all the Easter fun! Join in our Great Golden Egg Hunt and if you find one of our golden eggs, hidden around the park ever


Welcome back! We are reopening on Monday 12 April 

We are delighted to announce we will be re-opening on Monday 12 April when visitors can enjoy exploring all of our outdoor areas and enclosures. In accordance with government guidelines, our indoor spaces including the butterfly house and activity centre remain temporarily closed. 

All tickets, including members, must be pre-booked online before visiting. Don't forget to add your animal feed bundles and otter fish pots when booking! (subject to availability). 

We're not one to miss out on all the Easter fun! Join in our Great Golden Egg Hunt and if you find one of our golden eggs, hidden around the park every day (12 - 18 April), you'll win an egg-citing prize! Meet the lemurs, otter feeding and return family tickets to afternoon tea, pizza and coffee and cake for two are just some of the prizes up for grabs! (terms apply). 

Treat yourself to a takeaway! Lottie's Coffee Lounge and Big Red Bus will be open for the last week of the school holiday serving family favourites, snacks and sweet treats. Lottie's Coffee Lounge is celebrating Easter with Creme Egg and Malteser Hot Chocolate temptations and a scrumptious range of cakes. We've added extra seating to our patio area and filled it with beautiful blooming flower planters - enjoy the view!  

Get some fresh air and make the most of the holidays – out outdoor playparks are open whatever the weather! Families can pick up a 'Going on a Bug Hunt' trail and look out for our friendly minibeasts around the park. See who is checking in at the Bug Hotel and Wildlife Pond and find out why these bugtastic creatures are so very important to us all! They might be furry or they might fly...find them all to claim a sweet treat reward! 

Our fun bug hunt trail highlights the invaluable conservation work we are involved in a little closer to home! Did you know … the Tropical Butterfly House owns 46.5 acres of land purely to conserve British wildlife and a percentage of the admission price you pay to visit the park goes into the management and upkeep of this land and makes purchasing wildflower seeds and birdboxes possible. 
We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who visited us in 2020 and to our members, your care and support is so appreciated by everyone here at the park - and especially our animals! 
We can't wait to welcome you back! 

IMPORTANT information to all visitors and members 

Our April school holiday opening hours are: Monday 12 - Sunday 18 April: 10am - 5.30pm 
From Monday 19 April our temporary opening hours will be: Monday - Friday: 11am - 3.30pm | Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 5.30pm 

To allow us to manage queues/social distancing/visitor number restrictions we are continuing to offer a 3 hour visit, pre-booked tickets only. You must arrive at the agreed arrival time on your booking. This is the time stated at the beginning of your 3 hour timeslot e.g. if your booking is from 11am - 2pm, your arrival time is 11am* (if arriving 15 mins or more after your arrival time you may be refused entry to the park).  

Please check the latest government guidelines (such as the rule of 6) and our terms and conditions before you book. You can find information about what to expect when you visit and our terms when booking your tickets. Should we lockdown again, your booking will be transferred to another date. 

Lottie’s Coffee Lounge will be open for takeaway only. The Big Red Bus is open on weekends only, subject to weather conditions. 

Please see our facebook  page for our latest updates, future opening and to find answers to your questions and book tickets. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for your continued support  

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Guide Prices

Adult: £13.75
Child £12.50
Under 2's: Free
Students/Seniors: £12.50
Explorer Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children): £44.40
Ranger Family Pass (2 adults, 3 children): £52.70



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for groups

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Telephone (public)

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Opening Times

* Please see for current opening times.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 31 and take A57 (signposted Worksop). Follow road, passing Red Lion pub on right. Turn left at 2nd set of traffic lights (B6060, signposted Dinnington). Follow road and, at brow of hill turn right just before The Cutler pub and carry on along Woodsetts Road. The Butterfly House is approx ½ mile out of village of North Anston on left side of road. Ample free car parking right outside the entrance. From East Exit A1 taking A57 (signposted Worksop), 5 miles beyond Worksop turn right onto B6060 (signposted Dinnington), then follow route from North/South. From West Follow A57 from Sheffield to junction with M1 motorway (31). At roundabout take 2nd exit (A57) towards Worksop then follow route from North/South. Accessible by Public Transport: Kiveton Park station is 3 miles away.

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