I promised Rose a visit to somewhere with a butterfly house this summer, so yesterday I took her to Butterfly World (via a stop off at Tevye's office in nearby St Albans so she could see where he works).
There were butterflies - which proved sadly disappointing from Rose's point of view as she really, really wanted one to land on her and none of them obliged, unreasonably ignoring her grumbles and complaints at their lack of cooperation. Quite why she thought that whinging would make them more likely to mistake her for a flower I have no idea!
There were also leaf cutter ants, stick insects and various other six legged beasties.
A nice play area let Rose work out her frustrations. Her yellow t-shirt was carefully chosen for its supposed butterfly attracting properties!
And we both enjoyed exploring a series of small quirky gardens. These giant garden tools and flower pots were impressive.
Rose loved this giant willow nest with wooden eggs
And I liked this quirky thyme garden
So, disappointing butterfly behaviour notwithstanding, we had a good afternoon. An Eden Project style biome is planned for next year, which should be well worth seeing.