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Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Beautiful small place

If you enjoy the wonders of the nature then this is a place for you. Small but beautiful place with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Small but very interesting

This is a great wee place for anyone with an interest in insects and reptiles. Although the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World is one of Scotland's favourite tourist and educational attractions. Great for a family day out!
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Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
+44 131 663 4932
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All reviews handling session garden centre great afternoon staff were all friendly animal handling different species couple of hours adults and children quail beautiful butterflies member of staff gift shop butterflies flying entry price great place to visit creepy crawlies giant millipede
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you enjoy the wonders of the nature then this is a place for you. Small but beautiful place with lots of insects and butterflies (not as many as we would like). A good place for the kids. Recommended.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank juanpabloj2016
Dobbiescc, Customer Service at Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World, responded to this reviewResponded today

Good afternoon, Thank you for the 4 stars and the great review. I hope you visit again soon. Kind regards, Karen Customer Services

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took our 26 month grandchild to Butterfly & Insect World. Reasonable price for wrinklies concession £6:90. Under 3 years go free. Really enjoyable walking around with butterflies flying around and landing on nearby branches etc. They sometimes even land on your hand. The other animal...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Penicuiker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great wee place for anyone with an interest in insects and reptiles. Although the butterfly house is the main attraction and is nice, the presentations through the back with the insects and reptiles are really good. The best thing about this place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kickinaboot
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We visited on 3rd January. We weren’t expecting to spend as long as we did. The staff were fantastic. One staff member in particular went above and beyond and really made the experience. Without the input of staff we wouldn’t have stayed as long. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Palliduspedes
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

The centre is a little tired and could do with a bit of a re-vamp... as it hasn't changed much since I was a child! However, the staff were really friendly, and the meet and greet session that we did was lovely, and really informative....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Chloe H
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Even though I am not a huge fan of Butterflies flying around my face this experience was'nt too bad to be honest they hardly come near you, my partner and I loved it here but it is very warm as it has to be for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank princessfiona2017
Reviewed November 13, 2018

There just wasn't enough there. Why cant you put fresh fruit in daily. Butterflies love fresh pineapple. Everything we saw was mouldy and dried out The insects were ok ish. The lizards and snakes were great, Wish we hadn't wasted our money

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank duckyjim
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We took our 4 year old grandson for a visit, he loved it. It was a very good day and very interesting. When you arrive they stamp the back of your hand, you can leave go for lunch or a stroll round Dobbies and come...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Myslef and my partner took our 3 year old here today and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Great way to spend a couple of hours with the family and then pop into Dobbies for some retail therapy and a cuppa 😊

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kellybQ2842ZG
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Fantastic to see all the species of butterflies and moths in their stages of development. Very good talk from the staff and the chance to handle various insects and reptiles. The children loved it.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank gerryalec
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Response from WAMLMMKMMLWJM | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Adult £7.95 Concession £6.85 Child (3-15yrs) £5.95 Child (Under 3yrs) Free All Day Pass
February 2, 2018|
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Response from dcollins6 | Reviewed this property |
No Idea, I assume this information would be on their website. We were 2Adults & 2 Children
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Response from Manfialba | Reviewed this property |
Best to call as it can vary a little. Great experience for adults and kids alike.