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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

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Incorrectly issued parking fine

Lovely butterfly zoo, but received a ticket when I had paid. Luckily I have the ticket as I'd seen... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sean P

Small butterfly house yet absolutely full of interest. Our enjoyment in photograph was fully... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lesley M
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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...more
Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
+44 1600 890360
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely butterfly zoo, but received a ticket when I had paid. Luckily I have the ticket as I'd seen the other posts, and I was clearly within my time and paid the right money. I have appealed and am not liable, but this feels very...More

Thank Sean P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small butterfly house yet absolutely full of interest. Our enjoyment in photograph was fully satisfied while, around us, families with all ages of children were fully engaged in the experience. Parking fee is partially reimbursed on entry make the whole experience very good value for...More

Thank Lesley M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The butterflies were lovely and a good value day out other than the £100 parking fine! I had carefully paid as I’d read all the comments here and left with over an hour to spare but because I didn’t have the original ticket and bank...More

Thank Snail-soup6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Deliberately set up to catch you - you are on the clock from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. Signage is confusing and misleading and you only have to read the many reviews here to see that a lot of people are...More

1  Thank JJL99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are intending on visiting this place PLEASE read all the reviews about the parking. I went in the summer holidays, paid my parking, paid entrance, bought my son a present in the gift shop and spent a bit of money in the on...More

3  Thank pwrs2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely morning visiting the butterfly zoo. We were able to claim our parking visit back off our entry so basically parked for free. Being amongst all the beautiful butterflies was amazing. Even had them landing on me. Lots of beautiful photos to...More

Thank DebWhy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went there as a meet-up point with my sister and her family who had decided to spend the day there. So I had not even had the chance to find out much about the place and had not checked out these reviews or the...More

1  Thank nic w
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beware of the Parking, under NO circumstances use there Car Park if you are even delayed in paying for a ticket or Slightly delayed getting back to your car after buying a ticket they WILL send you a £100 fine, it’s run by some cowboy...More

3  Thank PC1306
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited with our two toddlers who absolutely loved the butterfly zoo. It’s not huge but great value for money. There are hundreds of beautiful butterflies flying around. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We also played mini golf which was only £1.50...More

Thank AmyLouise111
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We took our kids and our friends to the center,we arrived early before it opened and as we waited for our friends to arrive ,the center was shut we obviously waited till it opened to pay for a ticket little did we know that we...More

1  Thank LisaF3206
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Cheryl L
August 1, 2018|
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Response from s0lar14 | Reviewed this property |
Or in our case completely unjustified. Had to prove our case to have the fine rescinded. No apology from them. Avoid at all cost.
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
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