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Butterfly and Insect World

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Address: Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-663-4932
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IT WAS OK BUT NOT BRILLIANT

Having just visited Dobbies Butterfly & Insect World for the very first time, it was okay and lots of butterflies to see flying around everywhere, and the Reptiles where very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
William C
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Having just visited Dobbies Butterfly & Insect World for the very first time, it was okay and lots of butterflies to see flying around everywhere, and the Reptiles where very interesting to see them feeding when we got their also to see the spiders and my partner really loved watching the pigmy hedgehog running round in it's wheel. The building... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is the type of place that just feels very safe for children. My 2 year old loved running about and really got rid of a lot of energy. Fantastic for a chilly or wet day. However the entrance fee is extortionate for what you get. If you buy through Groupon (it regularly comes up on Groupon) the price is... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Butterflies everywhere, lizards, snakes, spiders and a small gift shop. Most staff are very friendly (occasionally one is a pain!). We are regular visitors and love it. Kids love the place with spider and snake touch sessions for the brave! Definitely worth a visit, take about an hour max.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I went with my daughter and five year old granddaughter. Really enjoyed the trip. Beautiful plants insects and plants. Even got to hold a snake and large spider. Fun for all the family.

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Me and the kids love this place! It's full of butterflies all over the Place....so watch where you step! Loads of information on plants and the species of butterflies. Also a big pond with big fish. PLEASE BE AWARE as you would expect is hot, sticky and humid, so watch out for heart and breathing conditions. Also has an insect... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I had no idea that you would be in amongst the butterflies. There are absolutely hundreds of them flying about everywhere. If you want them to land on you wear something brightly coloured, as we discovered. Periodically, throughout the day animal handling and feeding takes place with the knowledgeable staff. It's next door to Dobbies and a few other shops... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Lost count of the number of times we've been here now. Great exhibits and always a new bug or reptile to look at but the thing that separates this place from the rest is the staff. Everyone is so helpful and informative and if you're lucky they might let you help them at feeding time!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Hadn't been here since primary school and had a revisit on a wet December Sunday. It was a very relaxing experience, interesting to see all the creatures and Kev was incredibly entertaining during the handling staff. In fact we found all the staff that we encountered to be very well informed, helpful and friendly. It really was a grand day... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Been here twice now and both times enjoyed it. It's like a huge greenhouse full of plants. Butterflies are amazing but fish tanks need cleaning. Attached to. Gift shop and dobbies garden centre so u can spend a few hours ere. Insect and bug rooms at back of butterfly world too. Kids like stuff like this. It's £7.50 pet adult... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This is very warm inside and the butterflies fly all around you. looking closely at the leaves of all the plants you discover caterpillars of all sizes and chrysalis's in various states. We also came across stick insects on some of the plants! the insect room contains many different varieties of snakes and spiders and frogs. we were able to... More 

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