A FREE butterfly house in Widnes is set to reopen this weekend.

The Tropical Butterfly House at Victoria Park hosts its re-opening day on Sunday from 11am to 3pm.

And it will then open to the public on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through the summer season.

Visitors can view the tropical butterfly nursery and butterflies in the new glasshouse and the refurbished Community Garden, an ecologically managed local home for native butterflies and nature in the north test.

The Butterfly House will be open to the public for the season on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11pm to 3pm (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are not allowed inside, but assistance dogs are welcome).

The Butterfly House in Widnes is totally run by the VPET volunteers, who look after the butterflies, fundraise and also manage the Glasshouse and Community Garden area all year round, hosting additional events in the glasshouse on specific dates, such as crafts.

Anyone interested is encouraged to contact the volunteer team via email vpetvols@gmail.com.

It costs around £2,000 just to purchase the butterflies for each season and the Butterfly House has no source of funding. It is completely reliant on donations to stay open. Entry is free and members of the public who visit the Butterfly House have the option to give donations if they can.