The Wardens’ Blog – The Butterfly House

Today we visited the Magic of Life Butterfly House which is only about 20 minutes’ drive from the campsite.

Whilst the house itself isn’t huge, it is jam-packed full of beautiful butterflies and exotic plants with the emphasis being on education and conservation (it’s an environmental charity run by botanists) allowing you to get up close to the butterflies and learn more about them. There’s even a chance to hold the butterflies if you are lucky, and care is taken to ensure both adults and children learn the best way to do so without damaging their wings.

To make the most of your trip, it’s well worth having a chat with one of the staff who can tell you loads about the insects, the plants and the story behind the house and its beginnings. We were lucky enough to have a good long talk with Neil, the founder, a passionate botanist and fascinating person to listen to about his travels, his studies and where the butterflies come from.

A perfect place to visit on a rainy day, you can also visit the Rheidol Power Station Visitor Centre which is just a few minutes away.

Ruth & Christian

Butterfly House, Ceredigion