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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
01600 890 360
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Zoos
Owner description: The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo is the second largest butterfly zoo in the country & provides an ideal space to experience beautiful, free-flying,... more » Owner description: The Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo is the second largest butterfly zoo in the country & 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! « less
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Craven Arms, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

School holidays, where to take the grandchildren? Whatever the weather? This is a brilliant choice, as it is very warm & dry no matter what! We spent a good hour in this zoo, which is not very big, but has scores of butterflies. The children happily pursuing butterflies trying to persuade them to land on their hands, obligingly the butterflies... More

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Wigston, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We stayed in Symonds Yat very recently and paid a trip to the butterfly zoo. We were the only customers (the weather was truly appalling) and the owner spent a lot of time giving us a tour and pointing things out to us and our young child. We were equipped with laminated photo/fact sheets and magnifying glasses, and he showed... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

After battling atrocious weather today Feb 8th 2014 and travelling for 45minutes in the car we arrived at The Butterfly Zoo at 3.15 pm but were not allowed in because although they close at 4pm the last admission is at 3pm - no sign on the door - goodness only knows why - I have been before and 45minutes is... More

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

My 2 children were very excited to be going to the butterfly zoo, but despite having arrived by the suggested last viewing time of 3pm, we were told by a young staff member that we were too late and we would need to come back another time! As we had travelled an hour to get there through flooded roads, I... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We visited here on a cold December morning. Plenty of free parking and as it was a week day, we were the only people there. Friendly staff who explained everything, giving us information leaflets on the different species and a ropey, seen better days magnifying glass, but still it was nice to be given information. On entering it was much... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

Was pouring of rain so visited the Butterfly House. Staff very friendly & helpful. Lots of different butterflies. Good value !! Shop could've had a bit more in it. Nice afternoon here & u can visit as many times you want in one day.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Four in our party,from 6 to70 and we all were entranced with our time at the Butterfly Zoo.It was excellent value and the colour and variety of the butterflies are fantastic.To feel the air move against your face ,like a fan being fanned as a butterfly flew close was an unexpected sensation.The variety and abundance of the plants in the... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

On a wet day I decided to give the Butterfly Zoo at Symonds Yat a try. At a price of £4.25 to get in and free car park it appeared to good a deal. Provided with info guide on the Butterfly's and a magnifying glass for close up inspection at the entrance. Once inside we were greeted straight away by... More

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Tywyn, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

A great day out for all ages. We all had a fantastic time looking at the butterflies, completing the maze, a round of crazy golf and finished off with a cup of tea and slice of cake in the tea room. A very friendly, family run place well worth a visit if you're in the area

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

At £4.50 per adult this place is well worth the money. They provide you with a guide and a magnifying glass and great fun was had identifying the different types of butterfly. Is there such a thing as a friendly butterfly? I don't know but quite a few of these landed on us and gave us a much closer look... More

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