Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre
NORTH ANSTON, SOUTH YORKSHIRE
Encounter the exotic and discover a wild family day out in South Yorkshire. Meet lemurs, meerkats, owls, otters, snakes and other amazing animals during Animal Encounters throughout the day and explore the indoor rainforest and meet the friendly residents of the Farm Barn. The Realm of Camelot adventure playground, outdoor wet play area and indoor activity and craft centre will entertain children in all weathers. Please see website for themed events during the school holidays.
Facilities – at a glance
- Parking onsite
- Fully accessible except a small area in the Tropical House where one of the ponds has steps but is viewable from a platform
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open daily, Nov–Feb, Mon–Sun 10-4, school hols & BH 10–4.30; Mar-Oct, Mon-Fri 10-4.30, Sat-Sun, BH & school hols 10-5.30
Also in the area
About the area
Discover South Yorkshire
Traditionally a steel and coal producing centre, the decline of both industries in South Yorkshire has been replaced to some extent by tourism based around the area’s beautiful Pennine countryside. The county claims part of the Peak District National Park, whose hills and dales provide welcome space for the large urban populations.
South Yorkshire is made up of four districts: City of Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Barnsley is the county’s administrative centre, located on one of Britain’s richest coalfields. The town has an entry in the Domesday Book and was built on land belonging to the priories of Pontefract and Monk Bretton. Doncaster, originally a Roman station, is set on the River Don. It is known particularly for its racecourse, best known for the St Leger in September. In 1875, Charles Dickens watched it from the 18th century Italianate grandstand at the Town Moor racecourse. The Lincolnshire Handicap is held in March. The town also boasts fine Georgian architecture and Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.
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