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Bugtopia The Zoo

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Lovely little zoo that let you get really closed to animals

I wasn't sure about this place because of the mixed reviews but I'm glad I chose to ignore the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Maud B
Northampton, United Kingdom
Extremely Interesting and Informative

Visit this amazing little discovery if you want to experience creatures close up and enjoy learning... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sykes Lane, Oakham LE15 8QL, England
+44 1780 460518
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with 6 adults and 6 children aged from 18 months to 9 years. We really enjoyed the experience. Not the biggest place, but plenty to do and see. One of the good things was, we could go in and out as we wanted,...More

Thank alicia6357
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to go back to Bugtopia after a couple of years away and really pleased to do so. I read with interest the previous reviews both good and other. For us, the size of the place and the cost match up. Yes you could walk...More

Thank 741harryp
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I wasn't sure about this place because of the mixed reviews but I'm glad I chose to ignore the negative ones in the end. Everything is a matter of perspective, I guess. Personally, I would not call £6-£7 per person + £2 parking expensive. It...More

1  Thank Maud B
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Great school trip! The children loved having a hands on experience with a range of different animals. The zookeepers were knowledgable and friendly. The play area was great for lunchtime too! Will definitely return.

1  Thank ellnunn
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

What a hidden gem this place is.... found it only by zooming in on Google maps while in the area. This isn't a large place but great value to take the kids on a damp day. Lots of bugs, reptiles and other animals, some roaming...More

1  Thank Tony_and_Kay
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Drove 30 miles to visit, apart from the meerkats, it’s pretty rubbish. Very small, one tarantula a few snakes and 2 cockroaches. That’s pretty much it, took less than five minutes to go around. The talk off the enthusiastic lad on the desk took longer....More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We had an afternoon spare so after my son going here on a school trip gave it a go. I went with my 5,10 and 14 year olds. It was interesting, informative and fun. Not too long to spend in any one place either as...More

Thank 3lizziewells
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Ok it’s small,ok it’s not like mainstream zoos,but there ar not all that many people around who are trying to let the public handle and learn about the animals, My granddaughter was drawn to the meerkats and they came straight to the window and made...More

2  Thank Stephen D
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Visit this amazing little discovery if you want to experience creatures close up and enjoy learning fascinating facts about their lives and environment. Don't rush through with your children and then complain about being "ripped off". This is an incredible opportunity to stand and observe...More

2  Thank Kibworth
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

If i could give this place 0 I would. Charged the earth to get in for something that takes no more than half an hour to walk around. A gift shop that you can call pure tatt at best. The enclosures looked dirty and water...More

2  Thank Ben G
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Response from FrequentFlier809942 | Reviewed this property |
There is a charge but can’t remeber how much