Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo, Symonds Yat, Herefordshire

Stroll among exotic butterflies in a tropical setting at Wye Valley Butterfly Zoo close to Symonds Yat; butterflies have been bred here for years and the passion the proprietors have for these beautiful creatures is plain to see. Learn about the amazing life cycle and transformation of the butterflies, find out about their survival tactics, their warning colours and flight patterns, there's a reason for all of it. The butterflies are flying free all around you and if one of them lands on you, well lucky you, because then you get to have a really good look at it - and you'll want someone ready with a camera! Take the time to stand still and watch the butterflies flitting about and you'll see them find their mates, lay eggs and sip nectar. A truly incredible experience.

When you can eventually drag yourself away go to the shop where they have a good choice of gifts and mementoes and an inspiring selection of natural history books.

Open: 10.00 am-4.00 pm every day (winter)
T: 01600 890360   All information correct at the time of writing

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