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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Butterfly Farm


Emma Butt / Hazel Taylor


Swan's Nest Lane,
CV37 7LS


Stratford-upon-Avon's Butterfly Farm is the UK's largest tropical butterfly paradise. Rain or shine, discover many of the world's most beautiful butterflies in an exotic 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.

See the amazing lifecycle of a butterfly in action in the Caterpillar Room. Some of the world's largest and most camouflaged caterpillars are on show with cocoons, giant silk moths and shining pupae hanging on the plants. The Butterfly Farm has the largest live insect display in the Europe. Observe the fascinating and strange in Insect City where there are stick insects, beetles and praying mantids. Marvel at the size of giant millipedes, snails and crabs in the mini-beast section. Get close to the deadly and dangerous behind the safety of glass in Arachnoland, home to the world's largest spider, rainforest scorpion colonies and the deadly Black widow spider.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

10am - 6pm Summer
10am - dusk Winter


Adult £5.75
Children (under 3's free) £4.25
Seniors and Students £5.25

Group size:
Minimum 10

School Groups:
One teacher free with every 20 paying children. Special needs / disabled - carer goes free.



    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. Onsite parking for disabled only.

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Stratford-upon-Avon station


    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


    • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
      • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
    • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
      • Yesis gravel
    • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
    • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
      • YesHas a ramp

    Public Areas

    • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
      • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
      • YesTo the gift shop
    • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
    • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
    • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)


    • YesEntrance is well lit


    • YesService dogs are NOT allowed:
    • too hot, stress to animals, iguanas

    • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
    • YesClear signage
    • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
    • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
    • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
    • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
    • YesAudible alarm system

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