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Stratford Butterfly Farm


Rain or shine, discover many of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in an exotic, rainforest environment of tropical blossom with splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools. Watch in awe as hundreds of spectacular and vibrantly coloured butterflies fly and feed around you.

Discover the link that Stratford Butterfly Farm has with the rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation whose artifacts have been replicated and are now on display throughout the farm. In the Discovery Zone, there are caterpillars, cocoons, giant silk moths and shining pupae hanging on the plants. Observe the amazing life-cycle of a butterfly within the Emerging Case.

The Minibeast Metropolis is teeming with life, where stick insects, beetles and frogs live alongside snakes, geckos and some of the worlds’ largest spiders. The Metropolis is also home to one of the UK’s largest leafcutter ant colony, watch in fascination as they go about their daily business on the overhead ropes.


Visitor Info


Located on the south bank of the River Avon opposite the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, easily accessible from the town centre, just five minutes walk away. Car parking is available outside the site entrance.

Opening hours

Open all Year

Group bookings

Pre-booked groups of 10 or more may have a free guided tour of the butterfly farm, perfect for schools, groups and societies, discounted rates available.


Conferences & meetings



Food & Drink

A selection of cold drinks, ice-creams and confectionery are available from the Gift Shop.