7th July 2019
Iford Manor’s Butterfly Day
Price: £Free - Entrance to Iford Manor Gardens is separate and subject to standard entry costs
A free event to celebrate the diverse wildlife on the Iford Manor Estate. Aimed particularly at children aged 3+ to help them engage and learn about nature.
Our annual Butterfly Day in conjunction with Butterfly Conservation will take place in the Old Orchard, next to the bridge. We open up two of our conservation meadows for you to enjoy and there are many activities:
– Guided walks through the conservation meadows to spot wildlife and wildflowers;
– See the moth caught in traps the night before, part of our annual moth count for Butterfly Conservation. Last year we had a record 153 different types of moth on display.
– Free craft activities; and
Entry, parking and activities for this event are free. However, any donations for Butterfly Conservation charity would be welcome.
Please follow the signs and instructions from stewards on the day. Walking to the event is recommended where possible.
Picnics welcome in The Archery Ground, opposite Iford Manor. Please ensure that you take all rubbish home with you. The Housekeeper’s Tearoom will be in operation from 11am – 4.15pm serving a selection of homemade cream teas, cakes and biscuits, as well as ice-creams and a selection of drinks.
Please note that this event is not held in the gardens and should you wish to visit the gardens then standard entry charges will apply (last entry 3.30pm).