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Zoological Gardens?

PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2016 4:42 pm
by Damo5
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?

Re: Zoological Gardens?

PostPosted: Wed 31 Aug 2016 5:24 pm
by Matt40
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.

Re: Zoological Gardens?

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016 5:49 am
by John_D
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?

Re: Zoological Gardens?

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016 6:25 am
by Matt40
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?

Re: Zoological Gardens?

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016 7:28 am
by naga
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

Re: Zoological Gardens?

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016 8:06 am
by John_D
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)

Re: Zoological Gardens?

PostPosted: Fri 02 Sep 2016 10:14 pm
by Alec
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!