Summer Holidays: Butterfly Bonanza

Orange-tip Butterfly

Orange-tip ©Bob Coyle

Summer Holidays: Butterfly Bonanza

Explore Kingcombe Meadows and the butterflies on the reserve.

Event details


2:00pm - 3:30pm
A static map of Summer Holidays: Butterfly Bonanza

About the event

Explore Kingcombe Meadows which is teeming with wildlife. The nature reserve is managed as a working farm, grazed by cows, sheep and Exmoor ponies, without the use of modern agricultural practices. The result is a patchwork of fields of unimproved flower-rich grassland, broken up by thick hedges, streams, ponds, ancient green lanes and wooded areas spreading up the valley either side of the River Hooke. This mosaic of habitats supports a wide range of wildlife including several species of butterfly.

We expect the session to last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, including a walk on the reserve with time for regular stopping to look at the beautiful butterflies, learn about their lives, and enjoy butterfly themed activities.

This event is suitable for families. Tickets are £3 per child, and adults go free. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please book a ticket for all members of your party.

Please be aware that there may be areas of uneven, steep, and muddy ground - please wear appropriate footwear.

We will meet at the Kingcombe Centre at 2:00pm. Parking is available on site.



Tickets are £3 per child, and adults go free.

Know before you go


On a lead
Please keep your dogs on leads at all times whilst on the Nature Reserve and visiting the Kingcombe Centre


Picnic area
Accessible toilet
Baby changing facilities
Disabled parking

Contact us

Daisy Meadowcroft
Contact number: 01300 320684