What you can see at the Butterfly House!
Come and see some of the largest and most colourful butterflies in the world! Walk among them and watch them feeding, courting and laying eggs.
Our pupae are farmed sustainably in the tropics. We put them in an incubator where they emerge the following week. Many of the butterflies have natural lives of only a week or two meaning that we import hundreds of pupae each season. We display up to 80 different species of butterflies over the year.
Each month we rear a number of giant caterpillars. These often belong to the silkmoth family and they eat prodigious amounts of foliage.
The lush tropical conditions allow many rare and exotic plants to thrive. We display many species of Passion flowers, Bananas, Birthworts and Cannas.
Many of the moths we display rival the butterflies for their beauty.
Our reception room has many different types of insects from beetles to praying mantids and giant stick insects.
The day out provides a hand-on learning experience for all ages.