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Have fun spotting our resident iguanas! Prudence & Bennie are green iguanas, originating from South America. Prudence was donated to the Butterfly Farm about 8 years ago, and Bennie was donated in 2020. They like to hide up in the trees and bask in the warmth on top of the heaters where they like to [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2023

Over 30 years ago Clive Farrell had a dream to create an attraction that would introduce visitors to the wonderment of butterflies. This dream became a reality in July 1985 when Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm opened its gates to the public.
The Stratford Butterfly Farm has been welcoming visitors to its tropical butterfly paradise for over three [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2023

After visiting the Flaxmill we weren’t ready to go home so we set off towards the mere at Ellesmere, deciding to stop at the nearby Colemere. We enjoyed a pleasant walk around the mere which is surrounded by mature woodland.

Cole Mere was formed at the end of the last Ice Age. 10,000 years ago. It [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 12th 2022

My afternoon walk was in Attingham Park, always a lovely place for a walk.
I enjoyed the walled garden in glorious sunshine whilst the rainclouds floated ever closer. As I left the garden the clouds started to release their watery content leading me to walk the woodland paths so I could keep relatively dry.

It was a [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Jun 30th 2022

2 Comments CherryPie on Jun 3rd 2022

The morning weather looked unpromising so we tried to find a rainy day option for our adventures. This proved challenging because the things that inspired us were surprisingly all shut on Sunday’s! We opted to have lunch at home followed by a trip to a garden centre. On the way we stopped off for me [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 30th 2022

We enjoyed a lovely sunny day at Chester Zoo. Some of the animals were illusive as they were on our previous visit several years ago. I was too busy walking (6 miles) and animal watching to take many photographs.
After our long day out we decided dine in the Red House on our way home.

2 Comments CherryPie on May 11th 2022

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