A stone’s throw away from the picturesque River Avon is the Stratford Butterfly Farm, a magnificent family day out.
Observe the vibrant and stunning butterflies feeding and flying in the heated house’s tropical rainforest that has been specially created in order to provide the right climate and environment for the butterflies to thrive in.
Following the winding pathway through the rich vegetation allows you to gaze at all of the incredible butterflies that surround you. There is a stunning array of species to be viewed of various colours, shapes and sizes. In the centre of the ‘Flight Area’ the charming flowing waterfalls cascade into pools filled with koi carp.
A highlight of Butterfly Farm is the rare opportunity to see these remarkable and exotic butterflies in close proximity, particularly when they are feeding upon the freshly cut citrus fruits. Inevitably, it isn’t uncommon for a butterfly to land on a visitor, a gentle manner is recommended in this circumstance, as they are very fragile creatures.
A must see is the Caterpillar Room where visitors can look and learn about their remarkable lifecycle. Wander through to Insect City where leaf-cutting ants, stick insects and various beetles can be viewed along with other fascinating creatures. Finally, for the more daring visitor there is an opportunity to view the world’s largest spider in Arachnoland, along with glow in the dark scorpions.
The Stratford Butterfly Farm offers good value for money and is an extraordinary place to visit; which is an educational and enjoyable day out for both children and adults alike.
The Butterfly Farm is open from 10am daily, and only closes on Christmas Day. An adult ticket costs £6.25; concessions are £5.75, whilst a child’s ticket is just £5.25. Family tickets, consisting of up to two adults and two children are priced at £18.50. Group rates and Season tickets can be booked in advance.
Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7LS