The other day my friend Sue and I decided to have a day out but when we were ready to jump on the bus it began to chuck it down with rain and it was pretty chilly too and suddenly the idea of a day out shopping and walking around outdoors didn't seem quite so appealing.
I came up with the bright idea of a trip to Butterfly world at Preston Park which is quite close by as my friend had never been in before.
It costs £3.50 admission for adults and you can come and go as you please all day. You enter via a small shop with lots of butterfly related souvenirs and the receptionist brings her gorgeous talking parrot Maia to work with her and the parrot sits in her large cage and greets everyone and waves!
Once inside the large Butterfly enclosure you step into a warm, steamy tropical paradise housed in a very large conservatory type building. Tropical blooms and plants abound and the huge exotic butterflies flit and flutter all around you, if you sit or stand still for long they even land on you!
Seats are provided and you can just sit and relax in this lovely warm environment.
There is a waterfall and a pretty stream with lots of Koi carp which you can feed with food available at 20p a packet.
At the far end is a small mini zoo, with snakes tarantulas and lizards plus the current attraction 3 cute Meercats.