Come rain or shine enjoy the unique pleasure of discovering hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and beautiful butterflies flying in an exotic environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.
Enjoy the unique pleasure of watching hundreds of the world’s most spectacular and colourful butterflies flying all around. You can see them feeding and flying in a wonderful tropical environment.
The landscaped tropical greenhouse is the largest tropical butterfly display in the UK! Throughout the year there are over 250 different species of tropical butterfly from 20 different countries. There are 1,500 free flying individual butterflies (sometimes it’s a few more, sometimes a few less).
Discover the link that Stratford Butterfly Farm has to the Rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation whose artefacts have been replicated and are now on display in the Flight Area.
In the Discovery Zone find out about the plants grown at the butterfly farm and see some of the world’s largest and most camouflaged caterpillars on show with cocoons, giant silk moths and shining pupae hanging on the plants. See the amazing life cycle of a butterfly within the Emerging Case where you will find butterflies hatching from their chrysalis.
Observe the fascinating and strange in Mini-Beast Metropolis where stick insects, beetles, leaf-cutter ants, some of the worlds largest tarantula spiders and many more remarkable creatures are to be found. Mini-Beast Metropolis is home to a fantastic range of spiders, including the notorious Black Widow, and scorpions behind the safety of glass. It also houses one of our two Amazing Leaf-cutter Ant Colonies
After your visit take a look in the Papillon Gift Shop which offers a wide range of beautiful butterfly and nature inspired gifts for all ages.