Walking around there are lots of different activities to keep you entertained, like sensory boxes, an activity that Rachel literally ran to, was the speed test. Running from A to B to see how fast you are compared to animals. Rachel managed an impressive 14.8mph, whereas I do not run but posed anyway.
Throughout the day there were scheduled events where you can hear more about the animals. We timed to go to Lemur Heights. Here we had a talk about Lemurs and watched them feed. We were incredibly close to them and stayed behind a little longer just to find out more. Just before the talk started a Peacock wandered into the Lemur enclosure, as we found out, Lemurs are incredibly territorial and proceeded to team up on the Peacock to intimidate it. They’re also quite menacing as they pulled the feathers of the bird and taunted it. I absolutely love the picture that I took as you can see the menacing nature of the Lemurs. Paul, the man who gave the talk seemed incredibly passionate and beyond kind as he saw us taking pictures of each other and offered to take one of us both together. I love when people go the extra mile in customer service.
Butterfly House is a fantastic day out for kids, although I must say that we’re both 19 and it’s probably the best day out I’ve had in years. There’s so much to do and see for all ages. Here are some more pictures from the day. There were some beautiful, partially transparent butterflies that I have fallen in love with. If you look closely you can see them on the feeding board. We also decided to buy ourselves cake as it was Rachel’s birthday a few weeks before mine, so this was a combined celebration.
So if you’re looking for a day out with children, or just wanting an inexpensive day out with friends, Tropical Butterfly House is fantastic. It cost us just under £10 each and provided hours of entertainment. I could easily imagine spending a full day there if we had arrived earlier. We also arrived at the Cafe a little later than the main serving, however the food was absolutely gorgeous and reasonably priced. Rachel and I are already planning our next day out and considering buying memberships!