The Stratford Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children to learn about tropical rainforests, insects and other animals.
Free teachers familiarisation visit.
Downloadable Risk assessment.
Free Guided Tour to pre booked groups of 10+.
Key stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum subjects.
Tours tailored to the needs of your group.
One teacher free with ever 10 children.
A visit to Stratford Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children of all ages to learn about tropical rainforest environments and the plants and animals that live within these habitats.
All pre booked groups of 10+ receive a guided tour at no extra cost. The tour lasts for one hour and is lead by an experienced member of staff who is able to present all aspects of the butterfly farm in an entertaining and educational manner. For those who arestudying a particular topic in class, we can tailor the tour to the needs of your group. Just let us know and we will do our very best to incorporate this into your tour.
Our popular meet the Mini-beasts tour begins with a brief introduction to the Butterfly farm, its' inhabitants and the tropical rainforest environment. The tour then moves into the Rainforest flight area with hundreds of tropical butterflies flying around. We look at butterfly anatomy, feeding and introduce the butterfly lifecycle here. Children will be able to view all stages of the life cycle, including a range of caterpillars in the Caterpillar room. We touch on food webs, predator defence and metamorphosis using different caterpillars to introduce the children to these concepts.
We then watch butterflies emerging form their chrysalides. With our tour half way through there is a chance for the group to have a short break and wander in the Rainforest flight area looking at some of the other inhabitants of the butterfly farm such as Iguana lizards, birds and fish. The tour then reconvenes and enters Insect City where the guide will get a range of fascinating animals out for your group to view closely and (for those who want to) hold. These include Stick insects, Millipedes and Giant African Land Snails. Finally the tour enters Arachnoland where your group will learn all about Spiders and Scorpions and have a chance to ask any questions they may have.
With plenty of hands on, close observation and activity in an authentic rainforest environment, we believe Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm offers the perfect place for a magical and educational day out with your class.
School visits should be booked well in advance. We are very busy in the spring and summer months and if you have a specific date in mind you will need to book it early. The school group rate is £4.25 per child or teacher with one free teacher for every 10 children.
The tours aren't just for Children we do them for Adults too!! So if you are from a club or society, have 10 or more people and fancy a spectacular day out, why not come to the tropics (Pina Colads not included, Sorry). We have discounted admission rates for groups and there is even a coach drop off point outside the front door (coach parking is available at the local leisure centre). We will even let your driver in for free. Please call and book so we can make sure we have a guide for you.