Meet The Mini-Beasts

Our popular Meet the Mini-Beasts tour turns your class into jungle explorers and introduces them to the Butterfly Farm, its' inhabitants, the life-cycle of a butterfly and the tropical rainforest environment in which they live!
Meet the Mini-Beasts

Your tour begins with an introductory talk from your guide about the Butterfly Farm and it's inhabitants in the Education Area. 

The tour then moves into the Rainforest Flight Area where you and your class will discover hundreds of beautiful tropical butterflies flying around. At the fruit feeding table we will look at butterfly anatomy, feeding and introduce the butterfly lifecycle.

Children will be able to view all stages of the butterfly life cycle during thier visit. Within the Discovery Zone your class can look for eggs and caterpillars and watch butterflies hatch from their chrysalis in the Emerging Case.

Your class will learn about food webs, predator defence and metamorphosis in a hands on and engaging manner.

A Wander Through the Rainforest

With the tour half way through, we have a relaxed wander through the Rainforest Flight Area, walking over the waterfall bridge and looking for some of the other inhabitants of the Butterfly Farm such as iguana lizards, a variety of birds and huge fish in the pond.

The tour now enters Minibeast Metropolis. Here your guide will take out a range of fascinating animals such as stick insects, millipedes and giant African land snails for your class to view closely and (for those who want to) hold. In the Metropolis you can also 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 or your class may have about the Butterfly Farm and the creatures that live there.

Your tour will end in Minibeast Metropolis and your guide will lead you and your class of jungle explorers back through the Rainforest Flight Area to the Education Area where the tour began.<

Life-Cycle of a Butterfly Education Pack