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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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Lovely experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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West Midlands, England
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
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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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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28 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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Newport, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went here over xmas .It was a nice place to vsit ,there were only about 10 people there but the staff were all nice and extremely helpful.Most of the butterfly were sleeping ,it was freezing outside and the sun was going down.Still it was very nice and we will be going back there again in the warmer wheather

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I don't think there's much I can write as a review - this is a large shed, filled with interesting plants and much more interesting butterflys. There's plenty of information, and, well, lots of butterflys. All beautiful, varied and fascinating. It is a little short, as the shed is on its own and not huge, but it really is all... More 

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England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Surrounding area is quite shabby.The staff at the butterfly zoo were very nice and friendly.Shop had a run down feel to it.I was disappointed that the area where the butterflies are is small.You keep bumping into the same people as you wander around.A larger area would be far more suitable.Great for photos and entrance fee i think is too high.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Wonderful way to view the butterflies up close. Beautiful setting and it's lovely that you can walk around casually at your own pace, and take lots of photographs!

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Roche, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

When you first arrive at the butterfly zoo first impressions aren't great. The buildings and surroundings are shabby and when you go into the shop to pay its half empty of stock but full of dust!!! Putting that aside though, once you go through into the butterfly enclosure that goes out of your head as you wander round and see... More 

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