Julia Durbin Day Nursery children visit Blenheim Palace butterflies
To mark the end of the month long ‘Big Butterfly Count’ in the UK, children from Julia Durbin Day Nursery in Headington paid a visit to Blenheim Palace’s Pleasure Gardens to see an array of butterflies from all across the world.
After learning all about life cycles and watching the transformation from cocoon to butterfly at the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery in Roosevelt Drive, the children visited the Butterfly House in the palace grounds, which is home to species from countries such as Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines to further learning.
Once inside, the group were shown around the space by an expert tour guide who gave more information on the unique sizes and colours of the insects, whilst the delighted children held out their hands in the hopes that they would land on them.
After seeing the butterflies up close, the children were able to spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the site, which was famously the birthplace of Winston Churchill, before enjoying a picnic on the lawn prepared by Nursery Chef, Andy.
Julia Durbin Day Nursery Third in Charge, Jen Curley explained;
“We had a wonderful day at Blenheim Palace and felt this was the perfect way to mark the end of the learning experience. The children have a great deal of care and respect for animals and the environment which is lovely to see and were fascinated to find out more about the creatures we have been studying.”