Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world's most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment.
Whatever the weather stroll through the wonderful world of an exotic rainforest: a lush landscape of tropical blossom surrounding splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.
Some of the worlds largest, spikiest, hairiest and most camouflaged caterpillars are on show with cocoons, giant silkmoths and shining pupae hanging on the plants. Lots to see, but look hard or you'll miss them!
Mini-Beast Metropolis houses one of the largest insect collections in the Uk. It is also home to our snakes and reptiles.
Mini-Beast Metropolis is home to a fantastic range of spiders, including the Goliath birdeater, one of the worlds largest spiders, all behind the safety of glass. It also houses not one but two Amazing Leafcutter Ant Colonies
The Gift Shop offers a wide range of beautiful, nature inspired gift ideas for all ages and has a range of chilled drinks, ice-lollies and confectionary. Also available is a beautifully presented and informative Visitor Guide to Stratford Butterfly Farm, which gives an insight into the history of the farm and its fascinating link to the rainforests of Belize and the Maya civilisation. It costs £4.75 and even includes a tropical butterfly identification sheet. You can purchase a gift admission or season ticket, to give someone special a taste of tropical paradise!
In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Stratford Butterfly farm was awarded first place in the Tourist Attraction category for Stratford in Bloom. Our stunning wildflower meadow of constantly changing colours really impressed our visitors and the judges of the local competition. Now you can have a stunning wildflower meadow in your own garden! To purchase our wildflower seed mix please email us at email@example.com or call us on 01789 299288 The seed comes in 60g packets which are £5.99 each plus P+P. From June to October the front garden of the Butterfly Farm is awash with a myriad of different coloured wild flowers (every week is different) and the top 10 nectar plants for your garden. Why not download our gardening for butterflies leaflet and plan your butterfly garden for next year!
Stratford-Upon-Avon is the sixth most popular place to visit in the UK, according to an online tourism poll.
TripAdvisor asked its users to state where in the world they had visited and whether they liked it or not. The website received contributions from more than one million people in 2010 to form the Travellers Choice Awards. London topped the chart with Edinburgh and Bath coming second and third. Stratford-Upon-Avon ranked above 2008 Culture Capital of Europe, Liverpool. 'Fantastic achievement' Emma O'Boyle, from the website, said that visitors had been attracted by Shakespeare's birthplace, but also by other attractions such as as well as the largest butterfly farm in Europe. She said: "For Stratford to come in at number six and beat a lot of other famous and larger, obvious tourist destinations is a fantastic achievement. "It's close to an airport, it's got good road links, relatively easy to reach by rail. That really has helped to secure it in the top 10."
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