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Zoological Gardens?

Postby Damo5 » Wed 31 Aug 2016 4:42 pm

It seems that the 'petting zoo' at Van Hage's has transformed into a Zoological Gardens, with new animals and admission charges.
http://venturaevents.org.uk/zoological-gardens/

Has anyone been to the new attraction, how does it compare to what used to be there?
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Re: Zoological Gardens?

Postby Matt40 » Wed 31 Aug 2016 5:24 pm

The old walkabout animal area is still there. The 'zoo' is an addition. From what I can gather it's not good value for money, time will tell.
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Re: Zoological Gardens?

Postby John_D » Fri 02 Sep 2016 5:49 am

Perhaps I missed it, but no where on the website did I see any indication of an admission charge? Out of interest what is it?
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Re: Zoological Gardens?

Postby Matt40 » Fri 02 Sep 2016 6:25 am

I can't remember in truth but I remember walking up to it expecting it to be free as per the other 'zoo' and being gobsmacked, 20 quid for a family of four may be in the ballpark I think, enough for me not to pay! I can't see it continuing at such a price. I'm one who does buy van hage bits and pieces so if I'm not buying them then who will?
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Re: Zoological Gardens?

Postby naga » Fri 02 Sep 2016 7:28 am

From their Website (Price Tab):
Adult – £6.50
Concessions (Student, Over 60’s, Disabled Adult, Carer – ID Required) – £6.00
Child (3-16 years) – £5.00
Under 3’s – Free Entry
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children OR 1 Adult & 3 Children) – £20.00
Local Residents (Great Amwell – ID Required) – £5.00
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Re: Zoological Gardens?

Postby John_D » Fri 02 Sep 2016 8:06 am

naga wrote:From their Website (Price Tab):
Adult – £6.50
Concessions (Student, Over 60’s, Disabled Adult, Carer – ID Required) – £6.00
Child (3-16 years) – £5.00
Under 3’s – Free Entry
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children OR 1 Adult & 3 Children) – £20.00
Local Residents (Great Amwell – ID Required) – £5.00

Ah, sub menu under 'Zoo Gardens', not hidden, but not in plain sight...........
(not over impressed with their concession/family discounts)
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Re: Zoological Gardens?

Postby Alec » Fri 02 Sep 2016 10:14 pm

On Van Hague's Animal Gardens page, they're at pains to point out: "Our Animal Gardens is a FREE licensed zoo".

The Ventura zoo does appear to be completely separate - and yes, pricey!
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