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Address: Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 131 663 4932
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This was a lovely but small place to go on a cold day. The staff were excellent I had a lady with dementia with me and they were very very good with her and had a lot of patience... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
georginanicholson
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 2 year old here last month and she loved it. The staff were great and very knowledgable. The opportunity to feel the animals was brilliant and my daughter loved every minute of it!!

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Thank Steven D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Some fantastic butterflies and really friendly and helpful staff but could really do with a makeover as it's really dated . Some great insects but again dated and very small. Could be so much better

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Ballachulish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good visit with informative friendly staff and a range of exhibits. Usual shop etc., but some lovely butterflies.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely but small place to go on a cold day. The staff were excellent I had a lady with dementia with me and they were very very good with her and had a lot of patience there was not as many butterflies as I thought but there were other creatures there to look at all in all... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This place exceeded our expectations. Staff were fantastic and gave reassurance before allowing visitors to handle a snake and a tarantula. A large lizard was walked on a lead and a giant tortoise followed a leaf trail - up close encounters were fantastic! Butterflies were good too. Wear dark clothes if you want them to land on you. Tesco clubcard... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my family which includes 3 young boys aged 6 months - 6 years. The boys had a great time, loved seeing the snakes and spiders and the eldest had a good time trying to identify the butterflies based on the index we bought him on entry. One thing that surprised me was how quickly you get... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was a lovely place to visit and the keepers of the animals were very nice and very knowledgeable. The children were able to touch the animals and learned about a plant that when they touched the leaves they curled up. The butterflies were beautiful and you could also see pupa and emerging moths

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Kirriemuir, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We last visited the centre 25 years ago, and over the years it has improved greatly. A fantastic half-day out and the adult entry price of £7.95 is well worth it, as the butterfly, insect and reptile collections are utterly absorbing. Children will love it, and I suspect that adults (like us) will love it even more! The staff are... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

My kids (8&5) enjoyed. Lots of interesting insects and things to learn. I find it slightly overpriced but overall good afternoon out

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Thank Lindsay T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for first time at weekend with a 6 year and had a great time with tarantula etc Nice peaceful atmosphere with Fantastic butterfly's all around

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