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Address: Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-663-4932
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Peaceful and relaxing

Quick visit with pre school daughter. Nice slow walk with butterflies flying all around, stick insects out and about too. Also has a small reptile section, with a nocturnal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Prestonpans, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 2 grandchildren aged 7 and 5 they loved it especially the handling session which I have to say the was very good Kev was excellent very informative and keeping it light hearted .As my Grandchildren come from Kansas in the USA spiders and snakes are to be avoided at all cost.but thanks to Kev. they held snakes... More 

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Prestonpans, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quick visit with pre school daughter. Nice slow walk with butterflies flying all around, stick insects out and about too. Also has a small reptile section, with a nocturnal section with snakes, scorpions etc. We seen the bearded dragon feeding, even got to stroke one of them. A few tanks with fish, turtles in them too. Really enjoyed my visit.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We visited with our two-year old granddaughter. She loved it. There are loads of butterflies in the main area. There are also fish, an ant colony and numerous insects including some amazing stick insects. Children can feed the fish. At noon, there was a snake, reptile and spider encounter. Our granddaughter held and handled snakes, centipedes and a large spider.... More 

1 Thank David K
Galashiels, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I hadn't been since my own childhood and was curious to see if I enjoyed it as much as an adult, and if my kids liked it. I was not disappointed, the children loved the place, my pre-schooler couldn't stop smiling.

1 Thank RxOliver
Armadale, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Paying a lot of money to walk through a greenhouse with butterflies, some ponds with fish and terrapins. They have moved the leaf cutter ant colony to an area which they can't control so the ants are moving to their own area resulting in ants marching beside walkways where young kids could get bitten by soldier ants. Staff were hosing... More 

1 Thank divermckay
Ruakaka, New Zealand
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We visited the Butterfly and Insect world 20yrs ago and we were just as fascinated by the experience again this time. The staff are very knowledgeable and keen to let you make the most of the experience. They encourage you to interact with the insects. The butterflies are simply beautiful

1 Thank Allan L
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Went as a family day out. Was amazing getting to hold the spider and other insets ect . My kids loved it. They were amazing at a butterfly that handed on there hand :)

2 Thank Shannon F
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53 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Best little trip ever!! Mesmerising and magical with the butterflies flying around. 12pm, 2pm & 3pm they have interactive animal session - which are very informative! One of the staff members in particular, Kevin spends his while time talking to the customers & filling us full with great facts! My daughter loved it! Definitely a must for your little animal... More 

2 Thank sasstar
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Went there with my daughter and two and a half year old granddaughter it's ok but don't recomend for kids school age

1 Thank Lawrence K
Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

First time I bought Groupon to get there and we were lucky- anaconda was fed with rats and boy that was a view! It does not happen a lot because snakes eat once a month (unlike people :-) Butterflies are very pretty but it is variable what species you can see there, depending on the time of the year. However... More 

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