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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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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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Many years I have treasured memories of this place. From being in Junior school to comp visiting this place. I was my nieces age when I first visited and now I'm her tour guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Michael S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Many years I have treasured memories of this place. From being in Junior school to comp visiting this place. I was my nieces age when I first visited and now I'm her tour guide! Today we walked around and along the embankment and over to the butterfly farm through a small path passing a beautiful church and maze. This place... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened to come Across this little gem and the maze. Was a lovely morning adventure. Kids loved it and staff were amazing. Couldn't fault it.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying down the road in Ross-on-Wye for a few days, Symonds Yat was recommended by our daughter, but she knew nothing of the butterfly zoo, I'm pleased we ventured in, a Sunday in mid september was ideal and pretty quiet. The price was very reasonable As I'm keen on photography a great photo opportunity too, but its very warm and... More 

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compact charming attraction with a bargain price. We found the staff there very helpful and the magnifier and identification sheets were a welcome addition. A nice sized butterfly zoo with a great assortment of beautiful butterflies who flutter around you and even land on you. The ticket is valid all day so you can come and go as you please.... More 

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Thank Philippa J
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seen better Butterfly Farms to be honest, with the attraction being quite boring. There was nothing to say it was anything more than ordinary - no quirky features. You don't get enough time for your money. The gift shop is far too expensive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating couple of hours spent watching the antics of a large range butterfly's, just sit and chill out, really enjoyed our visit.

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Thank John J
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like butterflies and want a short activity to do this is fir you. Some lovely butterflies that sometimes land on you. Look to book online, as it is cheaper, and consider combining with crazy golf and the maze. Don't wait until the day to book online as you can only book next day. Expect butterfly visit to take... More 

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Tredegar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though it is small, it is a very nice attraction, with many species to see and some lovely plants too. They do offer you a butterfly spotting guide and magnifying glass at the start which is a great idea, however those guides really need replacing as they are very old and dirty and I didn't even want to touch them.

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Cardiff
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and did the butterfly's, golf and maze package. This was amazing, in today's life that's full of iPads and Pokemon it was fantastic to be reminded of some all fashioned fun, I was surprised just how much of a laugh it was to run around a maze, our children loved it and this is probably the best family... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did 3 activities, the butterfly zoo, miniature golf and the maze. All were good family fun. We started with the mini golf and as we were in a group of 7 we were split into 2 groups so that the groups would move quicker round the course. It worked well and was great fun. Next up was the maze.... More 

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