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Best Outdoor Activities in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Butterfly Farm

Proudly proclaiming the fact that it is "Europe's largest", the Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm affords a peaceful retreat away from all things Shakespearean. Hundreds of butterflies can be viewed at close quarters, many of the species sporting spectacular colors. For those interested in less attractive, more frightening creatures, other insect displays are available, including stick insects, leaf-eating ants and the world's largest spider.

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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River Arrow Nature Reserve

It may seem unreal that a site can provide a wide variety of habitat and wildlife. But River Arrow Nature Reserve in Alcester makes it happen. Visitors can explore the wide range of habitats including pond, river, grassland and woodland and also take long walks on the river bank. There is a voluntary group called The Friends of the River Arrow Nature Reserve group which was formed in 2006 and takes care of the day to day maintenance of the reserve, undertakes small projects and promotes the reserve in the wider community. It is also home to various species like Small Teasel, Chub, Pike, Kingfisher, Slow-worm, Moorhen, Grey Wagtail, Small Teasel, Purple-loosestrife and Grass Snake.

Alcester, United Kingdom
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Jephson Gardens

Winner of the Green Flag and Green Heritage Award, Jephson Gardens are an extremely picturesque garden located in the heart of Leamington. With a gamut of attractions and activities to pursue, the gardens offer the perfect day out for the whole family. The various attractions to visit include the Glasshouse, which houses interesting tropical plants and a goldfish pond. You can also go boating on River Leam or explore massive collection of trees and plants. A one of a kind Sensory garden is also a must visit here and it includes plants to touch and smell.

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Ufton Fields Nature Reserve

Covering an area of 77 acres (31.16 hectares) and popular for a range of habitats ranging like woodland, grassland, pools and ponds, Ufton Fields in Warwickshire is a beautiful nature reserve. There is an abundance of butterflies, dragonflies, wild flowers and birds here and the well-marked trails are a delight to walk upon. Maintained by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, the fields can be enjoyed by the whole family throughout the year, irrespective of the season.

Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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