Stratford Butterfly Farm is inviting visitors to discover all about Bees on Tuesday 19 April when Matthew Ingram, a beekeeper from Holt Hall Apiary, will be in the Discovery Zone with his bees. Holt Hall Apiary is a small independent bee farm in Staffordshire with over 140 hives. Visitors will be able to interact with and learn all about these wonderful pollinators.
During the Easter holidays from 9 – 24 April, the Butterfly Farm will be re-launching its popular Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions and will be holding Beetle and Snake demonstrations in the Discovery Zone. Children and adults can take part in the sessions with the Education Team and hold creatures such as an African Land snail, Madagascan Hissing Cockroach, and a variety of Stick Insects. The Beetle demonstrations will also show visitors the complete life cycle of a beetle, whilst the snake demonstrations will allow visitors to have a close look at the resident Rhinoceros rat snake or Mexican black kingsnake and to find out all about these fascinating animals. Sessions will be available daily at either 11am to 1pm or 1pm to 3pm.
There will also be pupae preparation displays to enable visitors to learn about the journey of the pupae from the tropical rainforest to the Butterfly Farm. Visitors can talk to the Education Team and see how the pupae is prepared before it is placed on wooden rods within the Emerging Case.
The Nature Inspired Giftshop has a wide range of fairtrade gifts and sells soft drinks, snacks, confectionary, and ice-creams. It also stocks the honey made at Holt Hall Apiary which comes in several flavours including lemon, cinnamon, heather, chocolate, ginger and cut honeycomb.
Jane Kendrick, Marketing Manager at Stratford Butterfly Farm said, “This Easter come and enjoy the relaxing pleasure of walking amongst some of the world’s most stunning and colourful butterflies in our tropical rainforest setting, discover all about bees and treat yourself to some of the delicious honey in our shop!”
To guarantee entry during the Easter holidays it is recommended to book tickets in advance from the online booking system. The Butterfly Farm recommends reading the ‘Information’ section of the website to help plan a visit. Please note the handling sessions are not available Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, and Easter Monday. For more details on timings, please visit the events page of the website.
To see hundreds of spectacular butterflies, insects, reptiles, and spiders visit the Butterfly Farm from 10am to 6:00pm, last entry 5:30pm. Open every day of the week except Christmas Day. For more information including admission prices and group rates, please visit the website at www.butterflyfarm.co.uk or telephone on 01789 299288.