The
Magic of Life Butterfly House

Aberystwyth, Wales

Exotic Plants and Butterflies in the stunning Rheidol Valley

An all-weather visitor attraction in mid Wales

    WE ARE BACK OPEN (SINCE 13TH JULY)...

  • Hundreds of colourful butterflies

  • Giant caterpillars and bizarre insects

  • Collections of rare and endangered plants

  • Woodlands, walks and waterfalls nearby in the stunning Rheidol Valley

  • An environmental Charity run by Botanists (see staff)

  • OPEN 13th JULY ONWARDS

  • Dogs are welcome!


WE ARE NOW BACK OPEN (since 13th July)

To help Guarantee entry, please help us by booking.  You can book on the same day even 20 minutes before coming.   This will help spread peak numbers over the day.   Please send us a brief email titled Booking to info@magicoflife.org with the date, preferred hour start e.g. 10 am, how many people, your full name, postcode and address. We’ll get back to you with a confirmation. Alternatively ring us in the day on 01970 880928. Please aim for early e.g 10 am or AFTER 3PM bookings if you can, to help spread the numbers. It takes about 20-25 minutes from Aberystwyth and Borth to reach the butterfly house assuming no traffic lights. We have put in place a one-way system exiting via the back entrance and will ask incoming family groups to stick to zones in the actual display. We have powerful extraction fans that will change the air every 4-5 minutes making it similar to outside air. In addition, the plastic skins let Ultra-Violet UV light though which kills the virus as does the tropical heat. We have hand sanitiser available and face masks will be on sale for busy periods or please bring your own. The neighbouring Statkraft cafe has closed for this year so please bring a thermos or a picnic- - there are picnic places next to the lake, weir or in the woods behind. And like all places this summer, please bear with us while we negotiate these changes. We are looking forward to seeing all of you again after too long away! Thanks Neil

MAGIC OF LIFE TRUST 2020 APPEAL


This is an appeal to help us through this pandemic year. We have made massive cuts to staffing and all other areas while covering the animal and plant collections. "Any help, however small, would be really appreciated to keep us going in these difficult times." Neil 

Please use our Facebook fundraiser if experiencing problems with the Paypal below..FACEBOOK FUNDER LINK  OR Make a Cheque out to 'The Magic of Life Trust' and send into the The Magic of Life Butterfly House, Cwm Rheidol, Aberystywth SY23 3NB.

 

Video clips - Click below..

The Display

The Rheidol Valley

King Page Butterfly emerging from its chrysalis - time lapse

Blue Morpho Butterfly pumping up its wings - time lapse

Glasswing butterflies - video commentary

Giant caterpillar eating

Devil's Mantid

The Magic of Life Butterfly House,

CwmRheidol, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 3NB

Tel 01970 880928

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