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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Stratford Butterfly Farm

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 10:00 to 18:00

Come rain or shine enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world's most spectacular and beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.

Discover the link that Stratford Butterfly Farm has to the Rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation whose artefacts have been replicated and are now on display in the Flight Area.

In the Discovery Zone find out about the plants we grow at the butterfly farm and see some of the world's largest and most camouflaged caterpillars on show with cocoons, giant silk moths and shining pupae hanging on the plants. See the amazing lifecycle of a butterfly within our Emerging Cage where you will find butterflies hatching from their chrysalis.

Observe the fascinating and strange in Mini-Beast Metropolis where stick insects, beetles, leafcutter ants, some of the worlds largest tarantula spiders and many more remarkable creatures are to be found.

After your visit take a look in the Papillon Gift Shop which offers a wide range of beautiful butterfly and nature inspired gifts for all ages.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Adults £7.25, Seniors and Students £6.75, Children 3-16 Years (under 3's free) £6.25


CARERS accompanying a person or persons with a disability, entrance to the butterfly farm is FREE. 
All displays are fully accessible. There are 3 disabled car parking spaces on site, which are strictly reserved for blue badge holders. All other PARKING, including more disabled spaces, is in the PAY & DISPLAY Car Park opposite our gates. Guide Dogs are welcome, however they cannot enter the flight area due to it being an unsuitable environment for them. If visiting with a Guide Dog please call ahead so a member of staff can be made available to supervise your Guide Dog and offer further assistance.

Did you know?

Freshwater indicators

Mayfly and stonefly larvae are used to indicate freshwater quality as they are sensitive to environmental conditions.

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