Straftford Butterfly Farm

Discover the link that Stratford Butterfly Farm has to the Rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation whose artifacts have been replicated and are now on display in the Flight Area.

In the Discovery Zone find out about the plants we grow at the butterfly farm and see some of the world’s largest and most camouflaged caterpillars on show with cocoons, giant silk moths and shining pupae hanging on the plants. See the amazing lifecycle of a butterfly within our Emerging Cage where you will find butterflies hatching from their chrysalis.

Observe the fascinating and strange in Mini-Beast Metropolis where stick insects, beetles, leafcutter ants, some of the worlds largest tarantula spiders and many more remarkable creatures are to be found.

After your visit take a look in the Papillon Gift Shop which offers a wide range of beautiful butterfly and nature inspired gifts for all ages.

Opening Times & Admission

We are open every day of the year except Christmas Day. Our opening hours are stated below.

Opening Times

January (last entry to butterfly farm 3.30 pm) 10 am 5 pm
February (last entry to butterfly farm at 4 pm) 10 am 5 pm
March (last entry to butterfly farm at 5.00 pm) 10 am 5.30 pm
April including Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday & Monday (last entry to butterfly farm at 5.30 pm) 10 am 6 pm
May 10 am 6 pm
June 10 am 6 pm
July 10 am 6 pm
August please note that we DO NOT accept any online voucher codes apart from Tescos Days Out codes 10 am 6 pm
September 10 am 6 pm
October (last entry to butterfly farm at 5.00 pm) please note that from October 29th last entry is 4pm closed at 5pm 10 am 5.30 pm
November (last entry to butterfly farm at 4.00 pm) 10 am 5 pm
December (last entry to butterfly farm at 3.30 pm) Closed Christmas Day. Christmas Eve we will be closing at 1.00 pm. 10 am 5 pm
Admission Prices

All prices below are current for 2017.

Adults £7.25
Seniors and Students £6.75
Children 3-16 Years (under 3’s free) £6.25
Family (2 adults & 2 children) £22.50
Extra child with a family ticket £4.05
Butterfly Farm Visitor Guide £4.75
Children’s Activity Guide £2.50
Butterfly Identification Sheet £1.00
If you are a CARER accompanying a person or persons with a disability your entry to the butterfly farm is FREE.
All displays are fully accessible. There are 3 disabled car parking spaces on site, which are strictly reserved for blue badge holders. All other PARKING, including more disabled spaces, is in the PAY & DISPLAY Car Park opposite our gates. Guide Dogs are welcome, however they cannot enter the flight area due to it being an unsuitable environment for them. If visiting with a Guide Dog please call ahead so a member of staff can be made available to supervise your Guide Dog and offer further assistance.

Group Rates

All prices below are current for 2017.

Adults £6.75
Seniors and Students £6.25
Children* £5.25
* 1 teacher free with every 10 children.

Group rates apply for groups of more than 10 people.

Season Tickets

All prices below are current for 2017.

Adult £28.50
Senior / Student £26.50
Child £24.50
Family Ticket £53.00
A Season Ticket is valid from the day of purchase for one year. Only for use by the person named on the ticket.
A Family Season Ticket is for two adults and two children. If you have more than two children in your family, additional Child tickets can be purchased with the Family Ticket for £12.25 per additional child.

Contact us by email – – general and work experience enquiries – educational visits and group bookings – all orders and pupae enquiries – all sales and account enquiries – merchandising enquiries – advertising and media requests

Stratford Butterfly Farm
Swan’s Nest Lane,
CV37 7LS,
England, U.K.
Tel : +44 (0)1789 299 288
Fax : +44 (0)1789 415 878