Went to the butterfly world on a soggy day between Christmas and new year with two pre-schoolers. Was not sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised by what we found-whilst it is not the largest butterfly or reptile exhibit we have visited it was one of the best! The actual butterfly area is only medium sized but very busy with beautiful and tame exhibits, several of the larger butterflies actually landed on us, though not for long enough to get any photos! The kids thought they were super, and spent ages trying to catch them. Lot of information on life cycle, feeding habits etc.. Nice warm climate, well adapted to the exhibits.
Moving through to the reptile area, the leaf cutter ants are fascinating and have a large rope route to traverse just above your head so you can watch them in action.
There are regular 'animal handling' sessions which are worth the entrance fee alone. Whilst there we held a tarantula (much less creepy than expected), a giant millipede and a python. The lady giving the talk was informative, great with the kids, entertaining and very confident in what she was doing and saying.
So not only an unusual activity, but an educational one as well, i really felt as though I had learnt something new. The girls loved it, we would go back in a flash! Would recommend to anyone.
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