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3rd July 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, remains the UK’s largest and most successful butterfly farm. To celebrate this milestone, the Farm is organising a number of special activities. An exhibition of photographs when it first opened is currently on display until the end of October and gives visitors a fascinating insight into the Farm’s history. On Friday 24 July there will be a ‘Meet the Mini-Beast’ handling session at 12pm when children can handle an array of insects such as a Giant African Millipede, African Land Snail and stick insects. From the 24 – 26 July children can use the Jungle Explorer map to follow the trail to discover interesting facts and amazing creatures from around the world. In addition visitors can enter the Birthday Tree competition and leave a message on the tree to be entered into a prize draw to win family season/day tickets. The winners will be announced on Friday 31 July. Children aged 3 – 16 can also receive a free commemorative wristband, subject to availability. Please note that on Friday 24th July last entry will be 4.30pm closing at 5pm.