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Stratford upon Avon Butterfly Farm

Swan’s Nest Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 7LS, England

The UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise.

Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm was established in 1985 and is situated in the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon, home of William Shakespeare. It is located on the south bank of the river Avon opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, easily accessible from the town centre.

It is a unique indoor visitor attraction comprising of a series of hothouses which are home to hundreds of the worlds’ most beautiful and colourful tropical butterflies.

Whatever the weather visitors can stroll through the wonderful world of an exotic rainforest environment and immerse themselves in a lush landscape of tropical blossom, splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools. The rainforest Flight Area is also home to an array of tropical birds, koi carp and even a trio of Iguanas!

The Butterfly Farm has a fascinating link to Belize and the Maya, an ancient civilisation that lived within the rainforest. Visitors can find replica artefacts and statues scattered throughout the Butterfly Farm.

In the Discovery Zone visitors can observe the amazing life cycle of a butterfly and find some of the world’s largest and most camouflaged caterpillars. Inside the Emerging Case, butterflies emerge from their pupae, showcasing the transformation firsthand.

Minibeast Metropolis is teeming with life and home to captivating and peculiar creatures. Stick insects, beetles and snakes live alongside colourful frogs, leaf cutter ants some of the world’s largest spiders. The exciting new Rainforest Realm exhibition is now open featuring creatures from Central and South America. Within the Realm there are juvenile yellow spotted Amazon river turtles, basilisk lizards, an emerald tree boa and a magnificent spectacled caiman dwelling in a stunning ‘cenote’ with a cascading water feature.

The gift shop offers a wide range of nature inspired and Fair Trade gifts for all the family and is stocked with local honey, chilled drinks, snacks and ice-creams.

In the spring and summer the outdoor seasonal wildflower garden is open, with a large gazebo, picnic tables, benches and shady areas for visitors to use.
Pay and display car parking is available opposite the butterfly farm entrance gates. There are four Blue Badge parking bays available onsite.

All displays are fully accessible. Toilets are situated inside the Butterfly Farm, including baby change and disabled facilities. Group and school visits are welcome. Cafes, restaurants and a children’s playground are located nearby.

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Opening Times


10.00 - 17.00


10.00 - 17.00


10.00 - 17.30

26th March - September

10.00 - 18.00


10.00 - 17.30


10.00 - 17.00


10.00 - 17.00




Senior (60 years+) & Students


Child 3-16 years


Under 3's


Family (2 adults & 2 children OR 1 adult & 3 children)


Information on other prices such as guide books can be found on the website.



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