Useful Information

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm is a unique rainforest environment set within a series of greenhouses. It is landscaped with tropical blossom, fish-filled pools, splashing waterfalls and themed to the ancient Maya civilisation with replicated Maya artefacts throughout.
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You can expect to see hundreds of butterflies and many different species from around the world within the Rainforest Flight Area. Visitor Guides and ID sheets are available from reception.

It’s not just butterflies! Within the Flight Area there are two free roaming green iguanas and a variety of seed eating birds, as well as all sorts of interesting creatures waiting to be discovered in Minibeast Metropolis.

We politely ask all our visitors to not touch the butterflies whilst at the Butterfly Farm. They have such delicate wings that doing so is detrimental to their well-being. They may however land on you!

Photography is more than welcome at the Butterfly Farm, all we ask is that you are mindful of other visitors, stay on the pathways and do not use flash in Minibeast Metropolis. Don’t forget to tag us in your images on social media!

To make full use of your entrance ticket, please have your hand stamped at reception. Re-entry to the farm on the day of your visit will be permitted on presentation of a valid ticket and stamp. Tickets are non-transferrable. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times during your visit.

To keep our butterflies happy and flying the temperature within the Flight Area is tropical and slightly humid all year round.

A cloakroom is available in the Nature Inspired Gift Shop for coats, jackets and jumpers, you definitely won’t need them inside the Flight Area! Please do not leave valuables in the cloakroom as it is unmanned.

For schools and groups there are large pull-out drawers available in the Education Area.

For those of you visiting with young children there are baby changing facilities within the toilets in the Discovery Zone. You may leave buggies in the cloakroom or take them with you into the Flight Area. If you do take them in, please be careful as there may be butterflies on the pathway.

Disabled toilets are located in the Discovery Zone and there are flat level pathways throughout the Butterfly Farm. For further information on access please read our Access Statement.

There is no onsite parking at the Butterfly Farm except for Blue Badge holders, all other parking is in the Pay and Display carparks opposite our entrance gates. For schools and groups there is coach drop off and pick up opposite the entrance gates.

The Nature Inspired Gift Shop sells chilled drinks, confectionary and ice-creams. During the busy season hot drinks, milkshakes and snacks are served in the Wildflower Garden. There are plenty of outdoor tables to picnic at in the Wildflower Garden or alternatively why not try one of the nearby cafés or bistros.

Make the most of your visit to beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon

Discover what else there is to see and do and the best places to eat and drink. The following websites are packed full of ideas for all the family to help plan your perfect day out.

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Stratford-upon-Avon Online

This is a gem of a website celebrating all that is fabulous about Stratford-upon-Avon!

Here you can read fun and informative blogs on all the best attractions, places to stay and where's good to eat and drink.


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Shakespeare’s England

Shakespeare's England is the offical tourist destination organisation for Warwickshire.

This website is packed full of information about what to do and where to go in the birthplace of the world's greatest playwright and the surrounding area of Stratford-upon-Avon.

Work Experience and Voluntering Opportunities

Stratford Butterfly Farm offers a variety of work experience placements and volunteering opportunities. 

Animal Management Work Experience Placement

This programme involves caring for a range of animals including; invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, fish and birds.You will be asked to help with daily routines; i.e. cleaning and redesigning enclosures, feeds, assisting in health checks and completing general maintenance of the farm. You will also be asked to carry out ‘Animal Handling Sessions’ with the public and engage in visitor interactions.Some horticulture work would also be expected of you.

 Horticulture Placement

This programme involves caring for the wide range of tropical flora we grow in the farm. You would learn how to sow, propagate and cultivate; fruit plants, vegetable plants, and feed plants for our butterflies. You would help to maintain the aesthetics of the farm and the constant growth of new stock. Some animal care work would also be expected of you.

If you are interested in either one of our work experience placementments and are 17 years or older please send a CV and Covering Letter to

 Become a volunteer at Startford Butterfly Farm!

If you are interested in becoming part of the volunteer team and would describe yourself as a confident and friendly character then we would love to hear from you!

Our volunteers engage with visitors, enhancing their experience at the Butterfly Farm and help to care for our beautiful butterflies and captivating caterpillars.

Our Farm attracts all ages and we would like our volunteers to mimic that, so if you are aged 16-99 years then please contact us by emailing