FAMILIES packed in to say a last goodbye to the district’s top attraction – Long Sutton Butterfly and Wildlife Park – on its final weekend after 25 years.
Big crowds turned out to enjoy the butterflies and bird flights as well as a barbecue, bouncy castle , face-painting and excerpts from Shakespeare performed by Shooting Stars Theatre.
Directors Michael Cross and Peter Smeaton announced last October that the park would close due to rising costs and a halving of visitor numbers since the recession.
Yesterday the Park’s wildlife collection was being dispersed and the seven remaining staff were getting ready to leave.
Manager Abigail Jackson said: “All the animals have been found good new homes.”