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8th February 2017

So much to discover during the spring half term!

There is something for visitors of all ages to discover during the spring half term at Stratford Butterfly Farm including the opening of brand new toilet facilities. Twice daily from 18 – 26 February, children and adults can get close to some amazing creatures with ‘Meet the Minibeast’ handling sessions under the supervision of the friendly and informative Education Team in the Discovery Zone.

In the Rainforest Flight Area visitors can walk amongst hundreds of beautiful, tropical butterflies and discover the link that the Butterfly Farm has to the rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation. In Minibeast Metropolis visitors can find some of the world’s largest spiders living alongside beetles, stick insects and reptiles. Running overhead on ropes are leafcutter ants working hard collecting leaves to bring back to their colony. The colony is now one of the largest on display in the UK and a fascinating sight to behold.

After a £250,000 renovation in 2016, the Stratford Butterfly Farm is now delighted to offer onsite toilet facilities for visitors. The facilities are accessible from the Discovery Zone and include disabled and baby changing facilities. Around 2.4 billion people in the world do not have access to a toilet. To 'help flush away poverty' the Butterfly Farm has twinned its toilet with a school block in Boda, Bangui, Central African Republic. The donation made by the Butterfly Farm will be used to provideclean water, basic sanitation and hygiene education to prevent the spread of disease. To find out more information on toilet twinning please visit http://www.toilettwinning.org