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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

#5 of 30 things to do in Ross-on-Wye Features Animals
Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
+44 1600 890360
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What a lovely day I spent with my family here . My daughter and I absolutely loved the butterflies... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago

Maze very short and simple. Mini golf a bit shabby and very crowded. Save your money and go for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jonathan p
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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 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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Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
+44 1600 890360
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a lovely day I spent with my family here . My daughter and I absolutely loved the butterflies so magical

Thank thegriswaldsWales
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maze very short and simple. Mini golf a bit shabby and very crowded. Save your money and go for a lovely walk along the River Wye.

1  Thank jonathan p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This venue is now a front for a parking scam. Don't fall for it. Don't stop even for a minute. Shame as it used be a nice place to visit.

2  Thank Jez G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yep, yet another 'review' about the car parking situation. Sorry in advance to the butterfly zoo, this is the first bad review I've ever left but this situation is ridiculous. We entered the car park, I stayed in the car whilst my boyfriend went to...More

2  Thank NRB_22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came on a hot day and the temperature was ~29C. I lasted about 5 minutes. However, your ticket allows you to re-enter anytime on the same day. So I came later when it was cloudy and the temperature was much cooler. It is great...More

Thank JonathanIreland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attraction good but parking management shockingly poor. No visible notices in disabled bays and I got fined £100 for driving my disabled mother in law there. Disabled parking is not free but there are not visible notices to tell you that.

2  Thank JohnPByrne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, attentive to very young children. Butterflies were very pretty but does expectedly get very warm in their 'enclosure'.

Thank MarkandSamWestwood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pulled into the car park and decided not to visit the attraction but was told we would likely be fined even though we had not parked the car because a parking eye cctv system was in operation pay £3 or face a £100 parking...More

5  Thank edz4188
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only did this apparent butterfly zoo look run-down, they are so kind to their visitors to run parking-eye parking solutions software, which, if like me, you stay for a few minutes inspecting whether or not to part with your money to see these butterflys,...More

5  Thank Ed S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although quite small this butterfly zoo is packed with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, all fluttering around you. You need to take your time to wander around and see how many species you can spot. There are a few benches where you can sit and watch...More

1  Thank Julie S
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16 April 2017|
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Response from Chopalina | Reviewed this property |
It's not a zoo but a butterfly house only. It is too hot inside for dogs so they wouldn't be allowed, as it's a little like a sauna. It's not big so you could go in and leave someone with your dog outside. The most you could... More
Sue C
25 July 2016|
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Response from cherhowells | Reviewed this property |
yes there are toilets and a cafe , also two pubs that serve teas ,coffees and meals with gardens within walking distance