Visit Butterfly World today to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment! One of the Island’s leading tourist attractions, you have the opportunity to learn more about our butterflies, visit the Italian & Japanese gardens, koi ponds, fountains, jumping jets, cafe, Medina garden centre and more!

Whether you’re here for the day or a flying visit there is plenty to see and do – and it’s all under cover!

A visit provides the opportunity to see hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a natural environment. Visitors have the unique opportunity to study the egg-caterpillar-chrysalis-imago life cycle first hand.

Many information boards are displayed and illustrated signs identify the popular species and their country of origin. The emerging cages provide the chance to see around 20 adult butterflies being born each day as they emerge from their chrysalis.

We also have exotic finches flying freely and Chinese Painted Quail wandering around eating uninvited insects!

The Hungry Caterpillar & Gift Shop

Our large Gift Shop offers a wide range of gifts, many with a butterfly theme.

Postcards, posters, mounted and framed butterflies; pictures, stationery, china, mobiles, jigsaws, tea towels, scarves, jewellery, pens and key rings are among the items stocked.

The Hungry Caterpillar Coffee Shop was refurbished last year. It takes 100 visitors under cover and 54 outside. It offers teas, snacks, light meals, cream teas and ice cream.

The Coffee shop is open from 10am to 4.30pm (4.45pm on Sundays), all year round.

2014 Entrance Charges:

Adults – £7.50

Children – £4.99 (Age 4-15yrs)

Children under 4yrs – FREE

Seniors – £6.50

Family Rate – £21.99 (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Family Rate – £24.99 (2 Adults + 3 Children)

We’re open from 29th March – 3 November

(Hungry Caterpillar Cafe Open All Year)

Mon – Sat: 10am – 4.30pm
Sun: 10am – 4pm

(Subject to weather conditions, last admission is half an hour before closing time)


Schools: 1 teacher free for every 15 children

Coach Parties/Pre-booked groups of 10+: 10% discount

Island Residents: Concessions are available with proof of residency

Half Price re-entry when returning within 7 days (with original proof of entry)




Butterfly & Fountain World Staplers Rd, Newport, Isle of Wight PO33 4RW

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