Rain or shine, this summer, walk amongst some of the world’s most beautiful butterflies in a unique rainforest environment of tropical blossom, splashing waterfalls and fish-filled pools.
Saturday, July 22, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017
The attraction works with Butterfly Farmers from all around the tropics on a weekly basis so that they can constantly replenish the farm with stunning tropical butterflies. There are over 150 species coming from such far flung places as Ecuador, Costa Rica, Suriname, El Salvador, Belize, Kenya, Tanzania, Thailand and the Philippines! There are approximately 2’000 free flying butterflies within the Flight Area.
Working with tropical butterfly farmers provides an income for the local community and protects the rainforests from being felled. Many of these tropical farms are community or conservation driven projects and help create a sustainable link between conservation and livelihood. By visiting the Butterfly Farm, you are helping support these projects.
Discover the fascinating link the Farm has to the rainforests of Belize and the ancient Maya civilisation. The Maya created an incredible civilisation within the rainforest and we have them to thank for discovering chocolate! The replicated artifacts of this civilisation are on display throughout the Butterfly Farm
The ever-popular Meet the Mini-Beast handling sessions will take place daily 22nd July-3rd September. The friendly Education Team will be inviting visitors to hold a variety of stick insects, African land snails, giant millipedes and even Madagascan cockroaches! There will also be opportunities to get up close to the tailless whip scorpion! This scorpion originates from Central Africa where it lives in caves and crevices. These creatures are completely harmless and have no venomous tail.