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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

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Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
+44 1600 890360
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Great attraction but KEEP YOUR PARKING RECEIPTS!!!

We visited the butterfly zoo during our holiday, my son loved it so much we returned the next day... read more

Reviewed today
Gemma B
Nice attraction

Why are people whingeing about the car park. Follow the instructions and its fine. Cost is fine... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo provides an ideal space to experience beautiful, free-flying, tropical butterflies!Use our identification sheets to find out about our butterflies & hunt for caterpillars and chrysalis along the way!We are ideally set in the Wye Valley, next to The aMazing Hedge Puzzle, Wye Valley Miniature Golf & Wye Valley Warfare Laser Ops! Check our website for online offers!
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Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
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+44 1600 890360
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"other attractions"
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Reviewed today

We visited the butterfly zoo during our holiday, my son loved it so much we returned the next day. The butterflies are beautiful, and it really is a lovely, enjoyable experience - highly recommend . The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and my son was...More

Thank Gemma B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Why are people whingeing about the car park. Follow the instructions and its fine. Cost is fine, paid 3pounds for 4hours and you claim 2 pounds backs on entering the attraction, what can be fairer than that!! Anyway its the atraction you are reviewing which...More

Thank wafarin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We actually had a lovely day at this attraction. We visited the butterfly house and enjoyed the butterflies. We paid to visit and maze and had fun. Around the back of the crazy golf, theres a little lane that takes you onto a small road...More

Thank dazy m
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice place but charged £100 for parking, when we paid for 4 hours. Total scam - avoid!!! Went in three cars, and all of us were stung, £300!!!! Shame the centre have used these scammers to run the car park, have since heard many other...More

1  Thank pinkgirl123941
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Be warned. You will be fined if you do not enter your Car Registration 100% correct in the payment machine, even if it is accepted that you have paid the fee.

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well tended tropical gardens with great variety of colourful butterflies, which seem to be constantly on the move. Lots of good photo opportunities and you may get lucky and have one land on you. Wheelchair and pram access.

Thank T17ood
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Butterfly zoo and maze were ok - dare to stay 1 second over your parking ticket though and expect a £100 fine. Ruined an enjoyable day. Will not revisit and wish we hadn't stopped in the café for an ice-cream for the kids as now...More

Thank markjones97
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent several hours here, wandered around the butterfly zoo which was wonderful, so many different species to see! We then had a go on the crazy golf, got lost in the maze and had some lunch! Lovely afternoon spent with the family.

Thank SunSeeker82_11
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The attractions are amazing! Such great fun for all of the family. However please be warned that you may receive a hefty £100 parking fine or £60 if payed within two weeks, If you do receive this fine I would highly recommend challenging the parking...More

1  Thank Emily R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Even after reading parking warnings on trip advisor, we decided to visit Wye Valley Visitor centre (butterfly zoo etc.) We arrived early so the car park was empty, selected a lovely spot. struggled to find the actual payment machines but read the big sign giving...More

7  Thank GF1153
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Cheryl L
August 1, 2018|
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Response from scrowhurst2018 | Reviewed this property |
Yes total rip off merchants even if you do buys ticket they still fine you on any minor thing
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Julie J
April 5, 2018|
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Response from Rubyroored | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know there are disabled spaces but I’d be careful as they scan your car plate as you go in so you need to check on the pay meter
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heartbev
August 25, 2017|
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Response from wiilhunting | Reviewed this property |
DecisionSuccessful Assessor NameSophie Taylor Assessor summary of operator case The operator has issued the Parking Charge Notice (PCN) as the appellant has failed to purchase sufficient parking time to cover the period of... More
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