Felinwynt Rainforest Centre

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Felinwynt Rainforest Centre

Felinwynt Rainforest Centre
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Tammy B
South Wales, UK12 contributions
Absolutely gutted!
We visited earlier today with our two very excited young daughters who are 2 and 3 only to arrive and discover that it's all locked up and for sale! Leaving our 2 and 3 year olds crying and really upset.
Think out of politeness a note could have been added to they're add to allow people to know of the closure
Written July 30, 2014
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I am sorry your daughters were disappointed. They will find life disappointing! I had asked TripAdvisor to remove us from their site. If you had gone to our website you would have seen the Centre was closed or rung the number and found it not in use. we are both in our 70's and our health precludes us from running the Centre anymore. We had hoped for a buyer but it hasn't so far been so. Please can you ask TripAdvisor to remove us from their site as they seem unable to do so at my request Dorothy Devereux
Written August 2, 2014
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JOHNHEPPENSTALL
Holmfirth, UK1,205 contributions
Interesting
Sep 2013 • Family
took our two little girls to see the butterflies and they really enjoyed themselves. £5.50 for adults and children under three are free. The place itself is only small but as enough space for you to wander about and see the many different species of butterflies. If you have any questions the owner was on hand to answer. We went on a warmer morning so there was plenty of butterflies to see. The owner semed very knowledgable telling us all about how he started and where all the butterflies came from.
Lovely cafe on site for a quick snack or meal, parking area not massive but we managed to get in of the narrow road
Written September 7, 2013
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fred d
Bath, UK1 contribution
Rip Off
Aug 2013 • Family
I cannot recommend this to anyone. We had hoped our visit would keep my family and I entertained for a couple of hours but it didn't. It is very small and about 10 minutes entertainment at best. There was no one to show us around when we were there. Please don't waste your money.
Written September 1, 2013
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I'm sorry you felt you didn't have your moneys worth. I can't understand why you didn't have John to explain things as I'm sure the member of staff who you paid entrance to told you that John would be there to explain things and answer questions. You obviously didn't take advantage of the excellent video or let your children draw pictures. I'm sure if you had said that you were unhappy we could have made amends. As you will see from other Tripadvisor comments you do need to spend a while in the Tropical House to see everything. Please advise when you visited so I can see what went wrong
Written September 4, 2013
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kunduku
Wirral, UK261 contributions
Small but interesting - you just need a little patience
Aug 2013 • Solo
I spent a really interesting hour here and walked around a few times, seeing more butterflies each time. I found my guide, the owner, very interesting but not at all pushy and he happily explained anything I asked but also left me to wander on my own as I wanted. I particularly enjoyed the emerging butterflies and although normally only a point and press photographer, I was able to take some amazing shots. There was a bench at the far end and it was lovely to sit and listen to the sounds of Peru and the running water and it was here that I began to see more and more butterflies as my eyes became accustomed to the surroundings. I also leaned more about the leaf cutter ant colony in a few minutes conversation than I did visiting a much larger similar attraction earlier in the year. The birds, snails and stick insects were an added bonus and I found the young ladies in the cafe really friendly, chatty and helpful and the food was homemade and really enjoyable. The fact that I could come and go as I wanted was really good and whilst the actual tropical house could probably have done with a little attention, the important aspects were certainly not lacking. Having read some of the other, less complimentary reviews, sometimes I wonder if I have been to the same attraction - for me, this was really enjoyable place to go and although on a small scale, with a little patience, I was amazed at how much I saw. Thank you
Written August 24, 2013
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puddleduckNrHereford
Nr Hereford20 contributions
A charming Place to visit
May 2013 • Family
We came across this wonderful tropical House by chance. We saw the sign offering teas and coffees. Wow once in side it became clear that it was a real place to visit if your in the area.
The Rainforest effect has been built up over the years. Yet it offered interest and information on all that was inside,
The gift shop was excellent. Really good priced gifts and mementos of your visit. The café side wonderful. Only so sorry we had such a big breakfast as the menu looked so good. The coffee tea and cakes where home baked and tasty.
The loos where the best we have ever seen in such a place. Immaculate in every detail.

This family run centre is well worth a visit. we will be going again that's for sure.
Written May 22, 2013
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kalsisolva
Haverfordwest, UK39 contributions
Overpriced
Sep 2012
Overpriced for a small centre. Some nice butterflies, but we found the pushy "guide" a bit much. Some nice butterflies, but we had thought to spend a morning there and were finished in 20 minutes.
Written March 19, 2013
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Thank you for your review. Obviusly you didn't feel you had your moneys worth. It costs a lot of money to run the Centre and the entrance fee doesn't reflect the costs occured. The "giude" was not pushy but the passionate owner of the Tropical House and Centre. I'm sure the staff on the entrance told you that you could go in and out the Tropical House as often as you wanted and more would have been seen on each visit. There is also a Video to watch at no extra charge. and all the staff are very helpful and chatty.
Written March 21, 2013
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Llaingyfre
Pencader, Carmarthenshire163 contributions
Most enjoyable experience
Jul 2012 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Felinwynt Rainforest Centre, and found John to be very enthusiastic and informative about his rainforest wildlife. Despite it being a somewhat overcast afternoon there were plenty of exotic butterflies to be seen and the ant colony was active, and the small finches (good job they're seed eaters!) Guinea fowl and fish provided additional attractions.
There is also a small shop, and the cafe was clean, light and airy. A most enjoyable experience. It is to be hoped that when John and Dorothy sell this attraction, and retire, the new owners are as enthusiastic and knowledgeable as they are!
Written October 10, 2012
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village1962
Crewe, UK71 contributions
A short break away
Sep 2012 • Couples
We recently visited the rainforest centre when we were away for a few days in cardigan. the staff were very pleasant and very helpful, and John the owner was very informative about his collection of butterflies and moths, which were very interesting to look at and photograph. He explained about everything to do with the wildlife from start to finish. We learned quite a few things that we didn't know before. we went into the shop, where the staff member was very nice and chatty, then we went to have a coffee and a nice home made cake in the cafe, my husband couldn't decide which cake to have so he had two !,! All in all well worth a visit. Sad that it is up for sale due to retirement,
Written September 22, 2012
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Joe L
Bridgend, UK64 contributions
Just about Acceptable
Aug 2012 • Family
This butterfy centre is not the best we've been to in the UK, and it could certainly do with more butterflies and displays.
It is relatively easy to get too and not to expensive (our party of six cost £24.50), also there was adequate free parking on the day we visited the centre.
On the plus side the owner explained about the centre, its butterfilers and ant colony etc which we found both interesting and informative.
In general the greenhouse was large enough to accomodate a dozen or so people at the same time but it would have become difficult with larger numbers. Our party consisted of 4 adults and 2 children and there were perhaps another 6 people walking around at the same time which gave us enough space and time to look around and take pictures without affecting anyone else.
We did manage to get some good photos of some of the butterfilies which compensated for the lack in numbers.
The cafeteria was clean and tidy with a good service at a reasonable price.
All in all it was just about worth the cost.
Written September 5, 2012
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Thanks Joe for your feedback. We aren't really a butterfly house as our name implies and we hope we give good service everywhere in the Centre. We have run Felinwynt Rainforest Centre for 24 years and wish to retire but good service from all of us is our aim. Please let me see some of your photos it's always a pleasure to see what photos have been taken. I agree it is a bit of a squash in the Tropical House on really busy days which is why customers are told they can go in and out as often as they like all day.John is as enthusiastic as the day we started with his passion for wildlife. regards Dorothy I run cafe and shop!
Written September 9, 2012
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MrsCrofty72
North Walsham, UK7 contributions
Lovely little place! Well worth a visit
Aug 2012 • Family
This is a lovely centre run by a couple whose passion for nature have kept this place going. It was £5 per adult entry to a massive greenhouse which was a tropical rainforest filled with butterflies, caterpillars, finches, leaf cutter ants and fish. The owner, John was on hand to tell you all about the rainforest and it's inhabitants.

Our two year old loved pointing out all the butterflies. We've been to other butterflies on over cast days and not seen much movement but as John explained, he breeds a type of butterfly that flies whatever the weather! So we saw lots.

The owners want to retire so the place is up for sale but they are still open. There is also a lovely cafe with lots of yummy looking food and drink. Well worth a visit.
Written August 4, 2012
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