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Butterfly and Insect World

Address: Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-131-663-4932
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lasswade
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks

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Auchtermuchty, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went here recently when the grandchildren were on a school break. I was great for them as they got a chance to touch a snake, millpede and a tarantula! Also they were able to see lot of buterflys as they were merging from their pupa. It is good value as you can go out and come back later in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lovely place, good value for money. Staff very friendly and keen to help. Nice you walk inside the main building its like entering another world, and your surrounded by beautiful butterflies and insects, a real sensory overload!. Well worth a visit if your feeling stressed and down, this place will calm you down!!, excellent!!.

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Scotland, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Visited butterfly world this weekend. We loved it! As we just thought it was butterflies we were excited to see they had reptiles too! Very interesting seeing all the different types of butterflies/reptiles they had. We arrived during a talk which was very interesting and they had a spider out for handling. Definitely recommend for all ages! Think it was... More 

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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

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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UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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80 reviews 80 reviews
26 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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