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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm
Swan's Nest Lane
Tel : +44 01789 299288
Fax : +44 01789 415878
Stratford-upon-Avon's Butterfly Farm is the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise. Rain or shine, discover many of the world's most beautiful butterflies in a unique rainforest environment, with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools. Watch in awe as hundreds of spectacular and vibrantly coloured butterflies fly and feed around you. Discover the Maya an ancient rainforest civilisation, whose artefacts have been replicated and are now on display throughout the Butterfly Farm.
See the amazing lifecycle of a butterfly within the Emerging Case. In the Discovery Zone some of the world's largest and most camouflaged caterpillars are on show with cocoons, giant silk moths and shining pupae hanging on the plants. Minibeast Metropolis is teeming with life, where stick insects and beetles live alongside giant millipedes, snails and spiders. It is also home to a leafcutter ant colony, one of the largest on display in the UK. Afterwards you can browse in the nature inspired Gift Shop where you will find beautiful gifts for all the family.
Located on the south bank of the River Avon opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, easily accessible from the town centre, just five minutes walk away. Car parking is available outside the site entrance. Onsite parking for disabled only.
By Public Transport
Nearest station: Stratford-upon-Avon is 2 miles
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm facilities include:
- Dogs restrictions
- First aid facilities
- In town/city centre
- Indoor event/attraction
- Smoking not permitted
- Demonstrations given
- Guided tours available for groups
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for young children
- American Express accepted
- Delta accepted
- Group discounts available (min group size)
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Solo accepted
- Visa accepted
- Picnic site
- Off site parking
- Approx length of visit
- Groups accepted
- Min group size
- Special group rates
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm accessibility includes:
- Audible alarm system
- Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
- Contrast markings on glass doors and full-height windows
- Designated parking within about 50 metres of main entrance
- Disability awareness training for all personnel
- Drop-off point for guests immediately outside main entrance
- Flat route with no steps from parking area to entrance
- Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point
Contact - Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm
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