Why should you visit Butterfly World Stockton?
To visit and take part in all the activities at butterfly world at Preston park you must visit more than once. This is a place that both children and adults of all ages and abilities can enjoy. The butterflies are kept within a green house and are tropical butterflies that normally we would not be able to see here in the northeast of England. When you enter through, The plastic curtain and door the heat hits you but also the beauty of the place. There are many plants with various colors of flowers. White, orange, purple and yellow to mention a few.
Then there is the pond with Koi and Carp in. The Koi are healthy because they are either an albino colouring or a bright healthy orange. Then there is the banana tree which supplies the source of food that the butterflies eat. (I won’t let you in on all the details because I want you to visit.) The most seeable butterfly for me are the electric blue ones. However, there are over 200-800 different species within the butterfly farm to enjoy. When it is quiet, sometimes the butterflies land on you. If you are lucky and come at the right time you can also see some butterfly pods hatch in a specially made hatchery tank. Information about the types of butterflies you are seeing can be found dotted around the area. The staff deliberately leave their food out so that you can watch them forage and land upon their food.
Other things to do
After this particularly special encounter you can play in their skate park. Which is extremely friendly to small children and more of a scooter park than a skate park. Or you can also go to their café and sit outside and eat an ice cream. From observation the café has very good que control as the staff give out free advice as to where it would be quicker ordering your food on the day. The café has an indoor counter or a hatchway you can order your food from.
Down by tensed canal they have a small boardwalk and walking paths that you can take a short stole down. At the edge of the canal, you can feed the ducks and swans in the area. I was lucky enough to see the ducklings following their mother. The park is dog friendly as well as child friendly the usual pick-up rules apply. So why not take a couple of days out to visit the butterfly farm in Stockton. for more information then click here
When visiting the butterfly park if you are the one lone blind person at the park that day, they will happily allow you to leave your guide dog with a member of staff. However, it is not impossible to also take your guide dog into the butterfly farm with you. There is a disabled toilet in the café and baby changing facilities in the disabled toilet. All flooring surfaces in and out of places are flat. the butterfly farm is easily circumnavigated by a small bridge
the boardwalk has ramps leading down to it. the surrounding area also has assessable ramps. unfortunately the picnic benches are built upon concrete blocks making it impossible to get a person in a wheelchair close to the picnic benches. Whilst the staff are not trained specifically with those who are neuro diverse, they are willing to help wherever they can. For example, if you need the menu read out to you, they will do that. On quieter days the butterfly farm will be eminently accessible to those with dementia simply because the flooring is an even coloring, and the beauty of the butterflies is relaxing.
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