Butterfly World in Chiswell Green prepares to wrap up 2010 season

PUBLISHED: 19:03 22 October 2010

David Bellamy

David Bellamy

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BUTTERFLY World is fluttering towards the end of its season with a number of special half term activities and a family Halloween-themed finale.

The Chiswell Green attraction, which is hoping to have notched up 80,000 visitors by the end of the season next Sunday, October 31, has a range of activities laid on next week including making vegetable hats, pumpkin lanterns and bird feeders, apple pressing, story-telling sessions and autumn activity sessions.

The Halloween Family Fun Day will admit children wearing butterfly wings for free and include a butterfly fancy dress pageant, treasure hunt, art and drama sessions, face painting and Caterpillar Music.

Although Butterfly World itself closes on October 31, the Nectar House Café will remain open and among special events to be held there are a firework and music extravaganza on November 7, a Gifts for Christmas craft fair from November 4 to 7 and an Alice in Wonderland experience from November 13 to December 24.

Butterfly World is due to be completed next year with the opening of a massive biome filled with 10,000 tropical butterflies. Among the patrons is Professor David Bellamy who was a special guest at the attraction earlier this month to talk about the life cycle of the butterfly and how people can reverse the decline in the species by planting butterfly-attracting plants, not using herbicides and pesticides and looking after the environment.

During Professor Bellamy’s visit, an Atlas Moth the size of a dinner plate opened in the butterfly breeding house.

For further details about half-term and future activities go to www.butterflyworldproject.com


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