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Butterfly and Insect World

Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
44-131-663-4932
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Ranked #1 of 4 Attractions in Lasswade
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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English first
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a great place to visit and the guy doing the animal handling is just excellent a huge asset to this business. The time knowledge and enthusiasm shown by the male staff member doing the animal handling was faultless he ensured everyone got to handle the reptiles and even allowed for individual photos at the end. The butterflies were... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Cant believe we came here for a team bonding session. So out of the ordinary. Was pleasantly surprised, it was excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the day out and got over my fear of flying flappy things lol.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We have had a lovely time in the small tropical world full of butterflies and some little birds! It said on the website, that they have over 30 types of butterflies and moths, and with our inexpert eye, we found and recognized around 25 different species! Had a nice walk through reptile room, and saw some pretty impressive beehives! Staff... More

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This was a great place to go with kids. Mine aged between 16-4 years and all really enjoyed themselves. It was great walking round with the butterflies flying about you and sometimes landing on you. We got some brilliant photos as some of the butterflies are amazing. Once youve paid and had your hand stamped you can pop in and... More

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Fife, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The kids have been with grandparents a couple of times but I'd never visited,so seeing as the weather was changeable on a Saturday in August I suggested we go. As I said I'd never been so the almost £25 pound family entry and the £1 "guide book" it certainly ain't a book or even a pamphlet come to think of... More

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scotland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The butterfly kingdom is well kept and the staff are really nice! We got to see the lizards being fed while we were there... Hilarious seeing the lizards following the keepers for food! I thought it was a little overpriced for what it was at £7.50 per adult!

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1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Well it was nice to visit, but not worth the price. Better to visit zoo (if interested into animals) or botanical gardens (if interested into nature and plants there). We spend half an hour inside and made 3 circles...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

On a grey day, I paid 35 pounds for 1 adult and 5 children (aged 3-10), and we struggled to eke out an entire hour--we spent more time at the free playground. I think the reviewers who say there are barely any butterflies are being unfair--there are many & we were interested in the displays. The problem is that there... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just back from a great day out here. I was a bit sceptical after reading the most recent reviews however myself and my 3 year old daughter were delighted with our visit. There were dozens of butterflies to see of all sizes and lots of little extras that I wasn't expecting including a fabulous colony of ants that march through... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our family all had a great day here. It was poring outside so it was perfect to spend an hour or two in here. Thought it was a little pricey, £20.50 for 2 adults and 1 child but we all loved it so can't complain. We all got some lovely pictures of butterfly's which was good, overall it was a... More

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