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

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
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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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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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Girvan, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

we travelled 65miles to see this run down greenhouse, fell sorry for my kids who had been so excited about the visit, we arrived at 3pm and were still charged full price, there was a touchly feeling exhibits but this was for a group that had prearranged the visit and were told we were not part of the group. dirty,... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Always wanted to go and had a vision of 100's of butterfly's going about with a lovely gift shop full of butterfly things! But no!! Total waste of time and effort to find the place.. Total waste of money - hugely overpriced and have seen better in my garden - maybe saw about 10 butterfly's in a small hot house... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

While some of the displays are a bit tired, our kids loved seeing the butterflies and meeting the creepier crawlies. It's probably a bit over priced for what you get, and we were amazed at how few butterfly-related toys there were in the gift shop, but overall a good way to spend a few hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited at the start of the school holidays but it wasn't too busy. This is one of my daughter's favourite places to visit; she loves the snakes and lizards and will happily wander around the butterfly enclosure for hours looking for caterpillars and hidden creatures in the leaves. I love bees so had a great time inspecting the four... More

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Methil, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

went today to the butterfly world ... very easy to find and lots of parking, reasonably priced entrance and you can come and go which is great as there is a lot to see and it is very hot inside due to the nature of the attractions ... We went in and went all round the butterfly and moth enclosure... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a good place to go to see butterflies but i did find it a bit tatty at the reptile/insect/ bee bit it could do with a sprucing up, it's worth the entry fee if only for the hands on encounter with a snake millipede and tarantula the guy doing the handling was Kev he was fab! so knowledgeable... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We took a group of Rainbows here for their end of term trip. From start to finish they had a great time. The ladies in the shop were very friendly and helpful and Kev, the animal handler, certainly knows his stuff and puts on quite a show. The Rainbows were able to feed the Quails which appeared from nowhere just... More

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