Schools & Groups
The Stratford Butterfly Farm offers an excellent opportunity for children to learn about tropical rainforests, insects and other animals.
Call or email today to book your class trip! Bookings are now open for 2018
To book your visit simply call 01789 299288 or email John, firstname.lastname@example.org
Complimentary familiarisation visit for up to two teachers, downloadable risk assessment & Education packs are available. 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. Expert guides. One teacher free for every 10 children.
The Butterfly Farm is delighted to be able to offer schools exclusive combination visits to get even more value and learning out of a trip to historic Startford-upon-Avon.
Book a school trip to the Butterfly Farm and combine your visit with either: Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, The Mad Museum or a boat trip with Avon Boating.
Bring your class to Stratford Butterfly Farm for a lesson they will never forget!
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. With plenty of hands on, close observation and activity in an authentic rainforest environment, the Butterfly Farm is the perfect place for a magical and educational day out with your class.
All pre booked groups of 10+ receive a guided tour at no extra cost. Tours last for approximately one hour and are led by an experienced member of the Education Team, who present all aspects of the Butterfly Farm in an engaging and educational manner. For those studying a particular topic, let us know and we will tailor the tour to the needs of your group.
School visits should be booked in advance. If you have a particular date in mind please book early as Spring and Summer months are popular. Current school rates are £5.25 per child or teacher with one free teacher place for every 10 children.
Introducing our new tour, Discover the Maya, a rainforest civilisation.
Bring your class to the Butterfly Farm and find out about the ancient Maya and how they were able to build a civilisation within the rainforest. See for yourselves the crops they farmed in the rainforest and are still being farmed today and discover their ancient artefacts that have been replicated and are now on display throughout the Butterfly Farm. For more information and to book a 'Discover the Maya' tour please call 01789 299288 or email email@example.com
Meet the Mini-Beasts
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 where there are hundreds of beautiful tropical butterflies flying around. We will look at butterfly anatomy, feeding and introduce the butterfly lifecycle. Children will be able to view all stages of the life cycle, including a range of caterpillars in the Discovery Zone and watch butterflies hatch from their chrysalis in the Emerging Case. We will look at food webs, predator defence and metamorphosis in a hands on and engaging manner.
With the tour half way through we now meander through the Rainforest Flight Area, walking over the waterfall bridge and looking at some of the other inhabitants of the Butterfly Farm such as iguana lizards, birds and fish. The tour then enters Minibeast Metropolis where your guide will take out a range of fascinating animals such as stick insects, millipedes and giant African land snails for your group to view closely and for those who want to, hold. Here you can observe reptiles and spiders and watch the fascinating leafcutter ants, one of the largest on display in the UK, bring leaves back to their colony along rope work above your heads. Minibeast Metropolis is the place to ask your guide any questions you may have about the Butterfly Farm.
The Butterfly Farm and Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Combination Ticket
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm and Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall have joined forces to offer a fantastic value for money opportunity to bring learning to life in two very different, unique environments. Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall is a brand new visitor attraction in the heart of Stratford-upon-Avon. Here your class can discover the very classroom where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the worlds' greatest playwright. Immerse your class in 16th century Stratford and participate in a Tudor Schoolroom lesson and even brush up on your Latin!
Bookings for this combination visit can be made Monday-Friday, term time, at 11am and 1pm. Please specify at the time of booking which attraction your class would like to visit first. Both tours last approximately 1 hour. Cost of combination ticket is £9.00 per child or teacher with 1 free teacher place for every 10 children.
To book this very special educational visit please call 01789 299288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall please visit their website:
The Butterfly Farm & Mad Museum Combination Ticket
The Mechanical Art & Design Museum, or 'MAD Museum', opened in 2012 and is the UK's only permanent venue for mechanical art. There are around 70 pieces of mechanical art on display, specifically called Kinetic Art and Automata. Think Heath Robinson mixed with Wallace and Gromit and Scrapheap Challenge. These hands-on exhibits display creative inventiveness, clever design and physics principals that will inspire your class, with plenty of ideas from both venues to take back to the classroom.
Pupils 3-11yrs, £8.45 Supervising adults, £7.60
Pupils 11-16yrs, £9.25 Supervising adults, £10.40
1 free teacher place for every 10 pupils
Bookings for this combination visit can be made Monday-Friday, term time, between 10am and 3pm. Please specify at the time of booking which attraction your class would like to visit first. Both tours last approximately 1 hour.
To book this engaging and interactive educational visit please call 01789 299288 or email email@example.com
For more information on the Mad Museum please visit their website:
The Butterfly Farm & Avon Boating Combination Ticket
The Butterfly Farm has been working with our neighbours, Avon Boating, for many years and are able to offer either a 40 or 60 Minute River Cruise for visiting schools, to complement their visit to the Butterfly Farm. It has a famous fleet of beautifully restored Edwardian vessels, one of which will take your class on a leisurely cruise along the picturesque River Avon.
40 Minutes £8.40 per child or teacher
60 Minutes £9.95 per child or teacher
1 free teacher place for every 10 children
To book this unique and exciting educational visit please call 01789 299288or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Avon Boating please visit their website
To compliment and support your learning
To compliment your school visit to the Butterfly Farm and support learning ‘Leafcutter-Tunnels of Discovery’ & The Butterfly Magician are available in the giftshop.
Follow the link to see how your school can receive a complimentary workshop by the author, John Eames, upon purchase of school sets in either book title.
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- Minibeast Metropolis Minibeast Metropolis houses one of the largest insect collections in the UK. It is also home to ...