For many, Stratford-upon-Avon associates with William Shakespeare and rightly so. You can find there the house where he lived, where his wife lived, where his daughter lived and so on. I’m, personally, interested to see all the of those sights, but we reckoned that our 6 and 3 year olds would not be so impressed. Hence, we visited Stratford-upon-Avon for a different reason altogether.
Butterfly Farm in Stratford (the largest one in UK) is a great place to visit, if the weather’s not nice. It was cold, windy and rainy outside, but inside we were greeted by tropical temperatures.
You can see how butterflies eat – they’re given some syrup and fruits on special tables placed around the glass house.
There’re a lot of beautiful butterflies flying around, but it’s not just them that you can find here! Butterfly garden is also a home for small birds and huge lizards (who actually like to sit closer to the ceiling – so look up!).
Other inhabitants include various insects and spiders. Good news – spiders (and insects) do not just roam around in the glass house but live in separate terrariums (unless, any of them escapes.. no, wait, that’s just my arachnophobia talking).
Our girls really enjoyed the visit, running around and trying to find all the different butterflies hiding in the bushes :)
If I got you interested and you would like to visit Butterfly Farm in Stratford-upon-Avon, you can find opening times and ticket prices on their website.