Latest News

From new additions to special offers or promotions check this page regularly to keep up to date with all the latest news and events at Stratford Butterfly Farm.

Below are some of our latest news articles, click an article of interest to read more.

Jun
28th
2017

Stay Play Explore!

Family fun in beautiful Warwickshire!

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Jun
10th
2017

18th June Father's Day

Dads can enjoy FREE entry to Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm on Father's Day

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Jun
08th
2017

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm does not accept Discount Pro UK vouchers

The Butterfly Farm has had a number of codes presented form Discount Pro UK, unfortunately we do not accept them.

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May
17th
2017
Apr
13th
2017

Easter at the Butterfly Farm!

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is welcoming some new residents in time for the Easter holidays.

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Apr
10th
2017

Stratford Butterfly Farm welcomes stunning new butterfly van!

The latest edition to the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm has arrived in the shape of a stunning, bespoke, butterfly van!

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Mar
12th
2017

Mother's Day Weekend 25th-26th March 2017

This Mother's Day try something different and bring your Mum to "Meet the Mini-Beasts"!

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Mar
06th
2017

Disabled Access Day 10th-12th March

Disabled Access Day returns for 2017 and this year Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm are delighted to be taking part.

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Feb
28th
2017

NEW FOR SPRING 2017 Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm and Shakespeare's Shoolroom & Guildhall combination educational visits ticket

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm and Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall have joined forces to offer a fantastic value for money opportunity to bring learning to life in two very differ...

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Feb
01th
2017

We have toilets!

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is delighted to announce that our fabulous, shiny, new, onsite toilet facilities are now open.

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Jan
01th
2017

Happy New Year!

If you visiting the Butterfly Farm on New Years Day we are open as normal with last entry at 3.30pm closed at 5pm.

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Dec
02th
2016

Christmas and New Year at the Butterfly Farm

December, Christmas and New Year Opening Times

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Nov
11th
2016

Fabulous Festive Offer!

Purchase an annual season ticket between 12th November and 31st December and receive one extra month for free!

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Oct
18th
2016

Half Term 22nd-30th October

There is plenty for all the family to discover this October half term at the newly refurbished Stratford Butterfly Farm

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Oct
12th
2016

Madagascan Comet Moth

One of the most beautiful and spectacular moths on the planet!

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Sep
23th
2016

Could you be a Stratford Butterfly Farm Volunteer?

Stratford Butterfly Farm is looking for volunteers to help our team engage with visitors and help to care for our beautiful butterflies and captivating caterpillars.

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Sep
13th
2016

Stratford Butterfly Farm nominated in 2 categories in the 2016 Cotswolds Awards!

Great news, the Stratford Butterfly Farm has been nominated in the 2016 Cotswolds Awards in two categories: ‘Best Place to go with Kids’ and ‘Best Attraction’. Please do go online and vote fo...

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Sep
09th
2016

Back To School

New for 2016, Introducing the Maya, a Rainforest Civilisation

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Aug
26th
2016

Bank Holiday Weekend

Come rain or shine, this Bank Holiday Weekend you can expect a warm welcome at the Butterfly Farm! There will be Meet the Minibeast handling sessions in the newly refurbished Discovery Zone and hu...

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Aug
02th
2016

Stratford Butterfly Farm unveiled its new look at prestigious ceremony!

The High Commissioner of Belize, Ms Perla Perdomo, cut the ribbon at a prestigious ceremony to celebrate the newly refurbished Stratford Butterfly Farm on 22 July. Around 85 guests attended the eve...

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Jul
12th
2016

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is ready to reveal its new look!

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is delighted to be revealing its exciting new look since undergoing a £¼ million major refurbishment programme. The improvements include the installation of aroun...

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Jun
14th
2016

Stratford Butterfly Farm awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' for the 5th year running!

The Stratford Butterfly Farm is delighted to announce it has just been awarded the 2016 TripAdvisor 'Certificate of Excellence' for the 5th year running! The accolade, which honours hospi...

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Jun
09th
2016

Wildflower Seeds Back in Stock

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm's stunning Wildflower Seeds are now back in stock priced at £5.99. The seeds feature over 40 different wildflower species and can be purchased from the Gift ...

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May
10th
2016

Half term fun at the Butterfly Farm (28 May - 5 June)

This May half term come along to the Butterfly Farm to find out about all the beautiful and delicate creatures that live here. There will be daily demonstrations in the newly refurbished Caterpilla...

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Apr
29th
2016

Walk amongst hundreds of beautiful tropical butterflies this Bank Holiday Weekend!

Walk amongst hundreds of beautiful tropical butterflies this Bank Holiday Weekend! It's not just butterflies, we also have birds, fish, iguanas, exotic blossoms and splashing waterfalls! ...

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Apr
15th
2016

Just in - beautiful plant pots for sale!

Newly arrived in the Papillion Gift Shop to complement our range of giftware are a range of beautiful plant pots in various sizes and colours. Prices range from £9.99-£24.99.

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Mar
14th
2016

Discover fascinating Ants and much more this Easter!

There are a whole host of reasons to visit the Stratford Butterfly Farm during the Easter holidays from 21 March - 8 April. Not only are two new Leafcutter Ant Colonies on display in Arachnoland,...

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Mar
07th
2016

Temporary entrance (7 - 11 March)

From Monday 7 March to Friday 11 March the entrance to the Butterfly Farm will be through the Caterpillar Room and not the Gift Shop. The Caterpillar Room entrance is accessed halfway down the g...

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Feb
29th
2016

Spring opening hours!

Spring is in the air and the days are getting longer so as from 1 March last entry time is 5pm with the Farm closing at 5.30pm.

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Feb
21th
2016

Closed on 23 & 24 February

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm will be closed on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th February due to building work taking place. We will be open again as normal on Thursday 25th February.

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Feb
15th
2016

Leafcutter Ants ……..the ants are back!

We are delighted to announce that Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm has not one but two new Leafcutter Ant colonies, kindly donated to us from Butterfly World in St Albans.

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Jan
27th
2016

Half Term Fun at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm!

Enjoy Half Term Fun at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm from the 13 - 21 February! Meet the Mini-Beasts handling sessions daily at 11.30am and 1.30pm including Giant Millipedes, African Land S...

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Dec
31th
2015

Happy New Year Everyone!

We have lots of exciting plans lined up at the Stratford Butterfly Farm for 2016! We will keep you updated on this page, on our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/168415813184018 and on Twitter @...

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Dec
01th
2015

December, Christmas and New Year Opening Times!

Throughout December and January last entry into the Butterfly Farm is 3.30pm with the Farm closing at 5pm. We are open every day, including Boxing Day, New Years Eve and New Years Day, except Chri...

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Nov
06th
2015

Looking for a Christmas present with a difference this year?

Then our Butterfly Farm Gift Tickets could be just the thing for and your family. Choose from a Day Entrance Ticket which is valid for one year for one use, or an Annual Season Ticket which is vali...

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Oct
02th
2015

Half term & Halloween fun at Stratford Butterfly Farm!

The Stratford Butterfly Farm is hosting a number of activities for children during the half term from Saturday 24 October - Sunday 1 November.

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Sep
30th
2015

October Opening Times

Please note as from the 1st October our last entry time changes to 5pm with the Farm closing at 5.30pm.

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Aug
24th
2015

Black Widow spider from the USA travels to the UK in a VW Camper van!

A Black Widow spider was brought to the Stratford Butterfly Farm recently after being found in a VW Camper van imported from Sacramento in California

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Jul
29th
2015

Stratford Butterfly Farm celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special party!

On Friday 24 July the Stratford Butterfly Farm celebrated its 30th anniversary. Around 100 invited guests including staff who have worked there over the last 30 years, the media and Mayor Councillo...

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Jul
03th
2015

30th Birthday Celebrations!

On Friday 24 July the Stratford Butterfly Farm will celebrate its 30th anniversary! The Butterfly Farm opened its doors for the first time on 24 July 1985 by David Bellamy and now 30 years on, rema...

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Jun
15th
2015

Stratford Butterfly Farm awarded the ‘TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence’ for 4 years running!

The Stratford Butterfly Farm has been awarded the prestigious 2015 ‘Certificate of Excellence’ Award by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website. This is now the 4th year running that the Bu...

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Jun
15th
2015

Come and see an abundance of Blue Morpho butterflies!

Currently visitors to the Farm can see an abundance of Blue Morpho butterflies due to a particularly early start to the breeding season. Instead of the usual array of 1,500 butterflies, there are ...

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May
01th
2015

Stunning butterfly makes its first appearance in over 10 years!

A stunning butterfly has made its first appearance in over 10 years at the Stratford Butterfly Farm. A male Parides Childrenae, also known as Green-celled Cattleheart, has recently emerged. The but...

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Apr
30th
2015

May half term fun!

From 23 - 31 May we will be having "Meet the Mini Beast" handling sessions daily at 11.30am and 1.30pm. Plus on display will be a Corn Snake, Ball Python and some of the worlds largest ...

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Apr
23th
2015

Stunning wildflower seeds now in stock!

The stunning wildflower seeds are now back in stock and priced at just £5.99. The seeds feature over 40 different wildflower species and can be purchased at the gift shop or over the phone by cred...

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Mar
25th
2015

Stratford Butterfly Farm celebrates its 30th anniversary!

2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Stratford Butterfly Farm and to celebrate this milestone, the Farm is staging an exhibition of old photographs when it was first opened by David Bellamy in Ju...

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Feb
05th
2015

February half term fun!

Come along during the February half term (14 - 22) and take part in mini-beast handling sessions where children and adults can get up close to Giant Millipedes, Stick Insects and Giant African Land...

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Nov
21th
2014

Special Festive Offer!

Purchase an Annual Season Ticket between the 22 November 2014 and 31 December 2014 and receive 14 months for the price of 12!! A Season Ticket would make an great Christmas gift for friends and...

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Oct
27th
2014

New Opening Times

Please note, that due to the clocks going back, our opening times in October have now changed. Last entry time to the Butterfly Farm is 4pm and closing time is 5pm. We hope you enjoy your visit!

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Sep
26th
2014

Halloween fun at the Stratford Butterfly Farm!

The Stratford Butterfly Farm is hosting a number of exciting activities for children during October half term from Saturday 25 October - Sunday 2 November. Children of all ages can take part in the...

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Jun
25th
2014

Stratford Butterfly Farm awarded the ‘TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence’ for 3 years running!

The Stratford Butterfly Farm has been awarded the prestigious 2014 ‘Certificate of Excellence’ Award by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website. This is now the third year running that the ...

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Mar
27th
2014

Stratford Butterfly Farm welcomes ten new Mousebirds!

Ten new Mousebirds with spiky funky hair are the latest addition to the Stratford Butterfly Farm. This is the first time the butterfly farm has kept mousebirds which are settling in well and gettin...

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Oct
25th
2013

Last chance to see Giant Atlas Moths this year!

Visitors to the Stratford Butterfly Farm will be able to see up to 50 stunning Giant Atlas Moths before they hibernate for the winter during the October half term. The Giant Moth is considered to b...

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Jul
11th
2013

Stunning photographic exhibition on display this summer!

Visitors to the Stratford Butterfly Farm will be able to see a stunning photographic display by well-known wildlife photographer Peter Farmer of Survivalphotos. The montage of breath-taking photogr...

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May
24th
2013

Go banannas at the Butterfly Farm this half term!

Meet the Minin Beasts Jungle Explorers Growing Bananas

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Oct
18th
2012

Visit the world’s deadliest spider this Halloween!

If you really want to be scared this Halloween then take a visit to the Stratford Butterfly Farm – now home to the worlds deadliest spider. The Brazilian Wandering spider known scientifically as Ph...

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Jul
25th
2012

Giant extinct Beetle rehomed at the Stratford Butterfly Farm

A giant Capricorn Beetle, classified as extinct in the UK, has been re-homed at the Stratford Butterfly Farm after being discovered by Ian Beaver from Shropshire Building Supplies. It is thought th...

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Jun
26th
2012

Stratford Butterfly Farm wins 3 awards in 1 week!

The Stratford Butterfly Farm is delighted to have won three awards in just one week! The Farm picked up two awards at the ‘BBC Gardeners World Live Show’ which took place from the 13 – 17 June at t...

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Jun
07th
2012

Ants raise the flag for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee!

Leafcutter Ants at the Stratford Butterfly Farm have been celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in their own unique style! High above on a rope walkway stretching 25 metres, the colony of Ants ha...

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May
23th
2012

2nd - 10th June 2012 Stratford Fringe festival

Family Fun at the Butterfly farm with Stratford Fringe Festival

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Mar
02th
2012

Giant Iguana’s take up residence at Stratford Butterfly Farm!

Two giant sized Iguanas have taken up residence at the Stratford Butterfly Farm after being donated by ‘Bags of Reptiles’ of Evesham.

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Oct
19th
2011

Worlds Largest Butterfly emerges at Stratford Butterfly Farm

Staff at Stratford Butterfly Farm are delighted to announce the emergence of one of the worlds largest species of butterfly, the beautiful Queensland Birdwing butterfly, also known as Ornithoptera ...

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Aug
25th
2011

World’s most venomous spider found in Coventry warehouse

One of the world’s most venomous spiders was found in Coventry this week and has now been safely re-homed at the Stratford Butterfly Farm. The deadly spider known as Phoneutria Nigriventer is a Bra...

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Jul
22th
2011

A summer of fun and discovery at the butterfly farm!

Jungle Explorers Trail, Meet the Minibeasts, Face Painting, Glitter tattoos, Juggling workshops and Story time!

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Jul
04th
2011

The Big Butterfly Count 16th - 31st July 2011

The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and an impressive 10,000 people took part, counting 210,000 butterfl...

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May
26th
2011

Family Fun Days

Family Fun Days at the Bitterfly farm with Stratford Fringe Festival

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Apr
12th
2011

Discover the world of ‘Amazing Ants’ this Easter!

Discover the world of ‘Amazing Ants’ this Easter, an exciting new display at the Stratford Butterfly Farm. Watch the colony of Leafcutter Ants as they march high above on a rope walkway stretching ...

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Feb
14th
2011

Fall in love with nature at the Stratford Butterfly Farm!

Fall in love with nature at the Stratford Butterfly Farm with an array of beautiful butterflies, insects, giant millipedes and snails this spring half term. Set in a large greenhouse, landscaped wi...

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Feb
09th
2011

Love is in the air!

Come to Stratford butterfly farm this half term and fall in love with nature.

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Oct
05th
2010

Jungle explorers, sensation boxes and all about ants & rainforests on offer during half term!

The Stratford Butterfly Farm is hosting a number of exciting daily activities for children during October half term week from Saturday 23 - Sunday 31 October. Children of all ages can get up close ...

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Jul
12th
2010

Stratford Butterfly Farm celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Saturday 24 July. The UK’s largest tropical butterfly paradise opened in 1985 and will celebrate this exciting and mom...

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May
21th
2010

Stratford Butterfly Farm to open stunning new Butterfly Garden

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is to open a stunning new butterfly garden in which visitors will be able to see an extensive range of British butterflies in their natural habitat. With the ...

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Feb
15th
2010

Stratford Butterfly Farm provides a unique experience for groups

The Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm provides schools with a unique educational experience. Set in a large greenhouse, landscaped with waterfalls, ponds and tropical plants, the Farm is the perfe...

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Aug
14th
2009

Free Wildlife Workshops and Butterfly Quiz!

Experienced and knowledgeable staff from the Stratford Butterfly Farm will provide hands on learning as well as offering practical advice and information.

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Mar
27th
2009

Easter fun at the Stratford Butterfly Farm

Children must solve the clues to work their way around the Butterfly Farm learning new things as they go.

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