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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

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Amazing butterflies

Take a camera with a zoom if possible. Tropical plants increase the atmosphere, good for children... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dorking, United Kingdom
PARKING ISSUES at Symonds Yat Buttefly Museum

There are alot of reports of this at this site. We went here and were OK but everyone in the car... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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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 5 days ago

Beautiful part of the World, the piece and tranquility of the River Wye spoilt by unpleasant staff and owner of the Camping site. Beware of the camera charging you for parking when you have paid, keep receipts because you will get an invoice 3 months...More

Thank gnselly77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take a camera with a zoom if possible. Tropical plants increase the atmosphere, good for children and has a big shop.

Thank DotfromLondon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are alot of reports of this at this site. We went here and were OK but everyone in the car park was talking about it. I found this info useful: Private companies can issue parking tickets and may call them Parking Charge Notices, but...More

Thank JamesSherwood
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This is a fantastic place. An opportunity to watch an amazing range of breeding butterflies beautifully presented.

Thank Margaret H
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

To be charge £100 for staying an extra 10 minutes at the attraction takes away from all the enjoyment we had that day. We were 4 families, 12 people in total, we all paid for 4 hours parking, and all stayed for 4 hours give...More

3  Thank chrisboo
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

4  Thank seanp449
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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

1  Thank Lesley M
Reviewed October 14, 2018 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

3  Thank Snail-soup6
Reviewed September 25, 2018

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

5  Thank JJL99
Reviewed September 17, 2018

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

5  Thank pwrs2018
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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