Butterfly World

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Miriam Lane Off Noke Lane Chiswell Green, St. Albans AL2 3NY Miriam Lane Off Noke Lane Chiswell Green, St. Albans AL2 3NY Directions
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A wildlife conservation project which was launched at the Royal Entomological Society in 2008, the Butterfly World Project aims to educate and raise awareness among visitors about some of the world’s most delicate and beautiful creatures. There are several different zones to explore: the British Butterfly Garden is planted to attract native butterfly species, while the Tropical Butterfly House has a humid atmosphere to comfortably accommodate over 600 butterflies from 20 different tropical species. The Bee Hut houses a hive of busy bees with information about their honey-making skills, and the Insect Study Centre lets visitors get up close to a host of creepy crawlies. The centre is designed around a fuss-free family day out, with a cafe, several picnic areas, the Natural Play Area, pretty walks and a gift shop to keep the whole family entertained.

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Unfortunately in October we don't get to see the native butterflies in the gardens. It would be lovely to somehow see them on a video screen flying in the gardens or interactive screen in a room as if you are walking through the gardens and passing the flowers and butterflies?ma possibility???
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All of above
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..might be a good idea to include gardens geared towards Autumn/Winter planting instead of just overgrown/bare spring/summer themed gardens? Face Painting £5 each! - Far Too Expensive! Pumpkin Carving £3.50 each! - Again, Far Too Expensive! Thank you :)
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All of the staff we met were extremely friendly and helpful - we were very impressed. Due to the time of year much of the outside attractions were not at their best, but the tropical butterfly house and kids play areas were great.
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Friendly and informative staff made tthe visit for us the parents and the children very interesting, the various gardens are great to walk through, the play areas and organised activities made this a really good day out.
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One member of staff was a bit sharp with my 7year old. Maybe needs bit of guidance about working with chilsren. Other than that all staff were brilliant
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Despite being in November, this was a thoroughly enjoyable day. Your restaurant is good food for a very reasonable price.
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We were disappointed that there was only one butterfly house which was not very big. We have visited other butterfly houses and they have been far more extensive and far more to see. The insect side of things was very interesting but we did originally go to see butterflies in their natural habitat.
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It is four years since I last visited Butterfly World and had high hopes of improvement and expansion since our last visit but unfortunately nothing seems to have changed in that time. Admittedly it was a miserable day when we went, raining and chilly so this didn't help but sadly the place seems in severe need of a funding injection. Sad as there were such high hopes for what could have been a wonderful local attraction. Hope you can get some funding soon.
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The gardens are rather run down, enjoyed the butterfly's and ants
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