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Ventura Wildlife Park

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Good but will be better when they expand

Good selection of animals. We loved the wallabies and zebra Expensive for the current size but it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
pinkpliko
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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Small scale but interesting animal park

Ventura is only a small park with limited numbers of animals, however, you can get up close to them... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
John H
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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Ventura Wildlife Park is a unique and interactive wildlife park located just 20 minutes north of London on the outskirts of Ware, Hertfordshire. The park is home to over 45 different species of wild animal from around the world including zebra...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Van Hage, Amwell Hill, Great Amwell, Ware SG12 9RP, England
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+44 1920 870418
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of animals. We loved the wallabies and zebra Expensive for the current size but it will be better when they expand. They don’t have toilets yet so you have to use the van Hage ones.

Thank pinkpliko
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Although there aren't many animals to see it was great to see the animals close up and some rare ones. We hand fed the Llama's and Alpacas which was fun. A nice way to spend and hour or so. Will be great when the centre...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic experience the park is also brilliant and the staff were amazing Thankyou for such a great day out even got to stroke the wallaby!

Thank Lauren O
Ashley P, General Manager at Ventura Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi Lauren, thank you for much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your kind comments. We hope to welcome you back shortly.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My 7 year old grandsons birthday treat. Feeding the kangaroos emu and Wallabies he absolutely loved it. The keeper (Brogan) was only on her 2nd week in the position but you would never have guessed. She was very engaging and informative, she will be a...More

Thank Donna P
Ashley P, Front Office Manager at Ventura Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for your review and kind comments, I will definitely pass them on to the rest of the team. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time spent with us and they had a lovely birthday treat. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Had such a good time meeting the leemars with a group of my friends. They staff where very friendly and knowledgeable. The show was also a nice touch where we got to interact with a few animals. Overall had a great time, will defiantly be...More

Thank Jodie J
Ashley P, Front Office Manager at Ventura Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad you had a great time on your behind the scenes experience, and that you managed to catch one of our shows. We look forward to welcoming you back shortly.

Reviewed 9 August 2018

Took our 2 year old granddaughter, had to pay £5 for her and £7 each for adults. Think it’s a little overpriced, as we were done in half an hour. As we had already been around the garden centre and petting zoo, we didn’t have...More

Thank chandy1
Ashley P, Front Office Manager at Ventura Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for visiting our wildlife park. Our prices do include a variety of keeper talks and interactive shows over the course of the day, making your stay last longer and be more enjoyable for...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Ventura is only a small park with limited numbers of animals, however, you can get up close to them and enjoy their behaviour. I think as others have said it would be difficult to spend more than 2 hours there but you can leave and...More

Thank John H
Ashley P, Front Office Manager at Ventura Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to visit our wildlife park and for leaving a review. We do recommend taking part in some of your keeper talks over the course of the day, which hopefully you managed to catch during your stay. We do hope...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Brought the little grandchildren here for a day out , turned out to be 2 hours at the most , put the address in the sat nav and as we turned up looking for the signs was surprised not to see any ? Parked in...More

Thank Darren D
Ashley P, Front Office Manager at Ventura Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for visiting our park. We do advertise ourselves as a small interactive zoo, rather than a whole day attraction but are glad that you managed to attend one of our interactive shows during...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018

We recently went to Ventura Wildlife Park to feed the lemurs and after reading reviews, I must admit I was thinking that this place was going to be a rip off, but was pleased to be corrected! On arrival, we met the staff who couldn't...More

Thank Peter J
Ashley P, Front Office Manager at Ventura Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2018

Hi Peter, thank you for taking to time to write us a review and for leaving such lovely comments, I will be sure to pass these onto our team. We are delighted to hear you managed to pack so much into your time spent with...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

What an absolute joke this place is........ it is located in Van Hages a place I have taken my grandchildren many times at different times of the year. So....We thought this new Ventura Wildlife Park would be on a par with Van Hage? Couldn't be...More

Thank RosPaterson
Ashley P, Front Office Manager at Ventura Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Thank you for visiting and sharing your comments. I would like to point out that we are an independent business and a separate organisation to Van Hage. Firstly, I am very disappointed that you only spent 10 minutes at our zoo, especially when your hand...More

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