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Address: Dobbies Garden World | Lasswade, Midlothian, Lasswade EH18 1AZ, Scotland
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And Today It's !!!

My son was visiting and we were taking his partners son (4) out, but it was a bit cold.They'd already done the obvious stuff in Edinburgh so we decided to give this a try as none... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ann-marie a
via mobile
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8 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After a terrible experience at another child venue nearby we went for a bite to eat at dobbies and seen this place in the car park so said we would pop in after food & glad we did! Little bit annoying that the shop is the entrance and the exit as my little girl was more excited about getting finished... More 

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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

all was very quick over but still had a nice time with my kids. would have been nice if there is more staff to explain things.

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

All in all a fantastic couple of hours and an outcome so completely unexpected to me and my family - go, enjoy, be open minded, you may even face a fear! Myself, teenage daughter and parents visited on 27th December. Being winter we didn't expect to see many butterflies, but we were thankfully wrong. Despite being freezing outside it was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son was visiting and we were taking his partners son (4) out, but it was a bit cold.They'd already done the obvious stuff in Edinburgh so we decided to give this a try as none of us had been despite it being on our doorstep. What a pleasant surprise. We arrived just after 12 and they were having a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited and spent almost 3 hours. The chap who showed us round was really entertaining and knowledgeable about everything there was to see - really great with the kids too. We held a snake, millipede and spider, which topped the whole visit off. Thanks - worth every penny.

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Thank JimboCambs
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 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 4 December 2016 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 December 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank CraigavonCottage
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

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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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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