Lancaster’s Edwardian Butterfly House to re-open

Lancaster's Williamson Park will be celebrating the re-opening of its butterfly house next weekend and has a host of new residents ready to greet you.

Restoration work to the roof of the Edwardian Butterfly House and full repaint of the interior started in October last year.  Now the work has been completed, the park is looking forward to re-opening this popular attraction on Saturday April 22.

On opening day, visitors to the butterfly house and mini beast and small animal zoo will be able to take advantage of the reduced entry price which has been on offer whilst the butterfly house has been closed - £2 adult, £1 child and £5 per family.

To add even more colour to the celebration, a face painter will be transforming young visitors into weird and wonderful creatures for free between 11am and 2pm in the gift shop.  Visitors to the butterfly house and mini zoo will also be able to take part in ‘Meet the Keeper’ sessions throughout the day in the butterfly house and education room from 11.30am.

Beth Nortley, Public Realm Supervisor based at Williamson Park, said:  “It’s great to see such a beautiful building of local significance being restored to its former glory. The inhabitants are settling in well to their new shiny home and include 20 varieties of butterflies, a yellow footed tortoise, quail, koi and goldfish, a blue tongued skink and a blue iguana. There’s also the meerkats, baby bunnies, birds and bugs to enjoy on your travels around the zoo.

“We are all very excited to see the butterfly house re-open so that visitors can enjoy the full mini zoo experience once again.”

For more information visit lancaster.gov.uk/williamsonpark or facebook.com/williamsonpark or call 01524 33318.

Last updated: 13 April 2017