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National Insect Week returns in 2018

Saturday Sessions at Weston Park

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 13:00 to 16:00

Need a break from shopping with the kids? Why not drop by Weston Park and do something hands-on and fun as a family. These informal sessions are suitable for all ages and all abilities – just join in.

Beetles come in all shapes and sizes – and at Weston Park Museum, we love them all! You can find out about some of the most extravagant and exciting beetles, and make your own craft bugs to take home! 

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all ages

Cost details

Free of charge

Did you know?


Female water snipe flies Atherix ibis clasp each other and cluster in big round aggregations on the end of branches overhanging rivers – males entering the swarms are mated repeatedly until they die. The females then lay their eggs in to the water – and all die still in their tight aggregations.