On the other side of the river Avon, you’ll find Stratford Butterfly Farm. It reminded me of the butterfly tent outside the Natural History Museum, which runs for a few months every year, except that this one is an all year round attraction.
The Butterfly Farm features a large tent with a tropical climate (hence why these photos have all been shot on my phone – my camera lens kept steaming up!) in which hundreds and hundreds of butterflies fly around freely. There were lots of families with children who seemed to have an absolute blast! It was definitely a cool experience but it didn’t wow me.
The walk through the tent is broken up every once in a while by rooms in which, for example, you can learn more about butterflies.
There are also rooms in which other animals were kept in terrariums, mainly an array of spiders, snakes, beetles and the like, which I didn’t photograph because… ew.
All in all, it’s definitely a lovely attraction if you’re with children, however, I don’t think I would go again.
The Butterfly Farm opens at 10am and closes, depending on the season, between 5pm and 6pm. Admission is £7.25 for an adult; more information can be found here. Find them at Swan’s Nest Lane, CV37 7LS.