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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

#5 of 30 things to do in Ross-on-Wye Features Animals
Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
+44 1600 890360
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The place itself is nice and my family have visited numerous times in recent years. However the... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Phil J
Overpriced attractions and £100 parking fine

Whilst the attraction are nice, (IT IS NOT A ZOO) they are overpriced for what they are. Also, a... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Deborah S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
+44 1600 890360
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

The place itself is nice and my family have visited numerous times in recent years. However the previously free car park is now 'managed' by ParkingEye, a predatory parking company intent on exploiting customers for gross profiteering. Just google 'ParkingEye' to see how this company...More

8  Thank Phil J
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Whilst the attraction are nice, (IT IS NOT A ZOO) they are overpriced for what they are. Also, a £100 is excessive for overstaying slightly regarding parking - a genuine mistake

8  Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Great experience to walk among the beautiful butterflies, some of which I had never seen before specially the beautiful large blue butterflies, we could not photograph them as they would not settle anywhere, but they were lovely to look at. Great day out.

1  Thank Doreen H
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The Butterfly Zoo, Mini Golf and Maze at this location are charming though modest. There is nothing truly spectacular but if I could be asked for a lovely place to spend a sunny day with the family, there are few places I would rank higher....More

5  Thank mimosacymru
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I am 45 I went with my partner,I admit I was a bit apprehensive but seeing the butterfly's at first was 1 thing. but,something else I didn't see coming was watching the little kids face's Liting up around me,as much as they were,not my kid's...More

1  Thank parker3468
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We always combine the butterflies and the maze, a good day out for all ages and not to pricey. Plenty of information cards all over the place which is good. There's also a cafe on site if you fancy a coffee and maybe a bite...More

1  Thank sjtimmins
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

A choice of two entrances makes it a bit confusing but either or it doesn't matter! You are greeted with very friendly staff to give you a range of options and you can even choose what you want to do first be it see the...More

1  Thank lifeboatone
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We visited the Butterfly Zoo and were happy to see lots of beautiful butterflies flying around. I thought the entry fee was priced correctly for what there is to see. We parked on the road nearby so we didn't incur any extra car parking costs....More

1  Thank Kristin H
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here today as a group of 13 adults and children from ages 7 - 17. All really enjoyed it. Staff were nice, friendly and most of all approachable. Car parking can be redeemed in part against admission fee and worth doing the combined ticket...More

2  Thank Sarah R
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Finding the butterfly zoo was easy. We had stopped off at the services in Ross on wye and this place was about 10 mins down the road. Parking was easy and we paid for parking and if you buy a ticket for the mini golf,...More

1  Thank Chopalina
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Hi, Karyn. What would you like to know about this attraction?
16 April 2017|
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Response from Chopalina | Reviewed this property |
It's not a zoo but a butterfly house only. It is too hot inside for dogs so they wouldn't be allowed, as it's a little like a sauna. It's not big so you could go in and leave someone with your dog outside. The most you could... More
Sue C
Are there good facilities here cafe toilets etc
25 July 2016|
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Response from cherhowells | Reviewed this property |
yes there are toilets and a cafe , also two pubs that serve teas ,coffees and meals with gardens within walking distance