A fantastic family fun day packed full of entertainment, colour and butterflies galore featuring a range of exciting activities for all ages to enjoy is taking place at Butterfly World on Saturday 1st August 2009, as part of the opening of the first phase of the project. To make the day a real family treat a two for one ticket offer is available at www.butterflyworldproject.com and anyone, however young or old wearing butterfly wings can enter Butterfly World for free!   

Butterfly face painting will be on offer and story-telling sessions will be held throughout the day, while families can wander through 20 acres of unique wildflower meadows and discover 12 stunning designer gardens and take part in a butterfly fairy trail.

To top off this extra special butterfly themed day, a butterfly pageant will take place where the founder of Butterfly World and ‘Lord of the Butterflies’, Clive Farrell, will judge the best butterfly fancy dress! The original Very Hungry Caterpillar will even be there in person to show the children his very own garden. In addition to all the family fun, children can experience life from an insect’s eye view in ‘Through the Flowerpot Garden’, be inspired to design their own gardens in ‘Spangle Gall Garden’ whilst the ‘Theatre of Insects’ shows how even the strangest of man-made objects can become an insect’s new home.  

Before leaving the park, visitors will be able to take a piece of Butterfly World home with them through a fresh posy of flowers, picked from the international wildflower meadows that morning Butterfly World, backed by David Bellamy, Sir David Attenborough, Alan Titchmarsh and actress Emilia Fox is designed in the shape of a butterfly’s wing and set within 27 acres of land just off the M25. It is an on-going project dedicated to the conservation of butterflies, providing scientific research and a unique educational but fun experience that the family can enjoy. The whole project will be finished in 2011, when the massive rainforest biome filled with 10,000 tropical butterflies will open. Butterfly World phase I is an easily accessible, great day out.   

Open from 9.30am-6pm seven days a week through the summer months, Butterfly World is served by local buses, St. Albans train station and is situated just off the M1, junction 6a and M25, junction 21a. Special entry offer is 2 for 1 (lowest price enters free) this also applies to families (two families for the price of one) so, time to grab your friends! Normal admission: £12.50 per adult, £9.50 per concession, £5.00 for under 16s and under threes are free. In the unlikely event of you forgetting your butterfly wings (permitting free entry), a family ticket for two adults and two children is £32.00. Free parking, picnic area, shop selling speciality, insect-attracting plants and a café.    

Butterfly World is ready to welcome, entertain and inspire. Two for one ticket offer available at http://www.butterflyworldproject.com