Catch a butterfly in a net

Duration:Half Day
Activity:For kids - things to do before you're 11¾

There are some beauties at Acorn Bank at Temple Sowerby. Just be very gentle – those wings are fragile.

Butterflies are very happy fluttering around their favourite places such as meadows, flowers, beside ponds and in gardens as well as fruit and vegetable patches. If you are brave and want to get really close to a butterfly, try making a mixture of sugar and water in a bottle and spraying your hand - they will gladly sit on your palm for a taste of something sweet!

Be sure to take your butterfly net with you, or even a shrimping net. Remember to let the butterflies go once you've caught them and had a peek at their pretty wings.

By National Trust

How to get here

Acorn Bank, Temple Sowerby, Penrith

Temple Sowerby CA10 1

NY 617 283

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