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14th August 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.

For those looking for inspiration to entertain children during the summer holidays that doesn't break the budget, the Stratford Butterfly Farm is holding a series of free ‘Wildlife Workshops'. The invaluable workshops will take place on 13, 20 and 27 August and on 3 September from 2pm - 4pm. Experienced and knowledgeable staff from the Stratford Butterfly Farm will provide hands on learning as well as offering practical advice and information. A free Butterfly Trail Quiz is also available throughout the holidays to provide further educational entertainment.

The wildlife workshop will show children how to design and colour their own butterflies by using recycled products such as toilet rolls, egg boxes and paper. Staff will also give useful advice as to how to get the most out of recycling and how it can help in your garden.

The workshops will also include the following:
Butterfly Farm Mini Tour - a shortened tour designed to be more hands on, focusing on conservation techniques and meeting a variety of animals/insects.
Pond Skimming - using a net to find out which animals/insects live in the pond and why ponds are good for your garden.
Pit-fall traps - how to set a pit-fall trap in your garden to find insects and other creepy crawlies.
Walk around a British Butterfly Garden - learn about British butterflies and how to attract them as well as cleaver tricks to entice other animals and insects such as millipedes, beetles, birds and even bats to your garden.

The workshops are open to children of all ages but will need to be accompanied by an adult. Admission to the workshops is free however normal admission charges apply. To book a place please telephone on 01789 299288 or e-mail to sales@butterflyfarm.co.uk

Stratford Butterfly Farm offers visitors the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world's most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around them in its tropical butterfly garden. Visitors can also see the butterfly's amazing lifecycle in the Caterpillar Room, observe fascinating and strange bugs in Insect City or get close to deadly and dangerous creatures in perfect safety in Arachnoland.

The Stratford Butterfly Farm is open from 10:00am till 6:00pm. For more information please visit the official website at www.butterflyfarm.co.uk