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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

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Address: Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
Phone Number: +44 1600 890360
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Description: The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo provides an ideal space to experience...
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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Best Butterfly house I have been in. Weirdly, despite not seeking them out, over the years I have ended up going to a few and this is the best I remember. LOADS of butterflies... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Best Butterfly house I have been in. Weirdly, despite not seeking them out, over the years I have ended up going to a few and this is the best I remember. LOADS of butterflies, and many varieties. Well put together and managed. You also get a good deal if you also play the crazy golf course (decent and good fun).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We took our 18month boy. He loved it, lots of walking around. He was given a magnifying glass and loved it. We went on a Saturday, there was a lady giving tours inside at no extra cost, pointing out all the good butterflys and getting us to hold caterpillars. There were loads of butterfly's. We stayed for and hour and... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

wife liked it, even i thouht it was ok and i am an ol' stick in the mud. good for kids for a couple of hours i suppose too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

I was there today with my family .children 2 years and 7 years old...very nice place. kids had a lot of fun playing mini golf and watching flying butterflies...they were really amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Really nice for the kids to walk around and have butterflies land on them. The butterfly house is basically a big greenhouse with lots of tropical plants that is kept fairly humid (as most of the species seem to be South American). Once inside you walk between the plants and great big colourful butterflies are all around you and land... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed this little place, so interesting to see all the butterfly's hatching. Defiantly worth taking your time to go around and really look. I walked around several times, spent an hour there. Your given a print out with the breeds so you can identify each species. Really worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Visited with my family on a Sunday morning. Not a great deal to see here. Couldn't see many butterflies. It is quite small and if there are lots of people in there it can be overcrowded. As another reviewer said, the kids do seem to chase the butteries to try and get them and scoop them onto their hands!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

If you like butterflies then this is the one for you! It's a great big hothouse containing loads of butterflies that you can get up close to, perfect for rainy or cold winter days. There is also a crazy golf course, hedge maze and some good walking nearby so you can make an afternoon of it.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We visited here in January. It is small but there are some lovely butterflies and it is a nice place to visit. However, I feel they could benefit from some staff in the facility. They were only manning the entrance. The reason I say this is because on the occasion I went the place was afflicted with children who insisted... More 

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HeyesBros, Public Relations Manager at Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your concern. Sadly, wilful behaviour is indulged by some people who may not understand that this is not a petting zoo. They may have experienced zoos abroad where the ethos of care for animals is very different. We have signs urging people to leave butterflies in peace and aim for staff contact in the zoo during... More 

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We decided to go last minute in December having driven up that way to see clearwell caves and wanted another attraction to visit while we were there. This place is open all year around and if you do the mini golf, butterflies and maze you get a good discount. It's always quiet and you get lovely personal service from the... More 

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