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Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo

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Address: Symonds Yat West, Ross-on-Wye HR9 6DA, England
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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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Can't keep away

I have visited the butterfly zoo on multiple occasions now and I just can't stay away! You have to pay for parking now, but you get £2 off your ticket if you're going into the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While staying near by, myself and my wife saw the buttery fly zoo and thought we would give it a go. It did look a tad dated when we pulled up but you don't know until you go in. We did the maze first which the chap working said was the best in the UK???? very overstated in my opinion... More 

Thank luke h
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think this attraction would be better appreciated with little ones as you can spend time with the educational aspects of spotting the different species - my husband and I got round the butterfly enclosure quite quickly but saw some beautiful varieties. The gift shop was a little lack lustre, maybe because it wasn't peak season. We particularly enjoyed the... More 

Thank MrsKJoB
Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with friends and their children (aged between 11 and 16). Attraction is small and aimed at primary age children although ours really enjoyed the laser ops. Reasonably priced but bear in mind only cash accepted in the small cafe.

Thank C S
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the butterfly zoo on multiple occasions now and I just can't stay away! You have to pay for parking now, but you get £2 off your ticket if you're going into the attraction, so I suppose you're only paying £1 for parking. I chose to do the butterflies and the maze, £7 for an adult for both... More 

Thank hellohayley123
Tredegar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All members of staff were extremely kind & welcoming - was lovely. Really enjoyed the butterfly experience, great fun. Also enjoyed the maze and the mini golf - lovely addition. Well worth the money & look forward to visiting again.

1 Thank Chloerhysjones
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a lovely hour amongst the butterflies,very relaxing and interesting,different species to admire and lovely colours

Thank Carolynwells
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter asks to come back here time & time again - the place is not that big but it has a enough & varied enough butterflies to keep us interested for an hour or 2 (or 3 or 4 if my daughter has her way). When we've been lucky we've managed to catch one emerging from its chrysalis in... More 

Thank pu55ycat78
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The word "zoo" is a bit strong it's a medium sized green house with some butterfly's cutting about. The grass maze was good, so good in fact we got lost making us 14 minuets over the 4 hour max stay in empty P&D car park. Over priced attractions, and £100 Parking fine from the ParkingEye ltd. Overall, a £165 day... More 

1 Thank Greg M
Ruardean, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

3.5 year old twins loved it here, there were lots of butterflies to see. Very hot inside so probably best to avoid a very hot day with little ones in tow.

Thank justinebold
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Spent a lovely couple of hours here on the weekend. The children enjoyed exploring and trying to find and identify different types of butterflies using the charts you are given plus having a really close up look with the magnifying glass. Spotted quite a few different types but would have liked to have seen more. Did the hedge maze after... More 

Thank Laura L

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