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Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

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Open Now: 09:30 - 17:30
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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Had a great day with my 3 yr old gran son . We spent almost 2 and a half hrs looking at fish... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
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Butterfly Heaven

Always wanted to visit so went today all kinds of butterflies flying round some on the trees and... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Katie S
Scotland, United Kingdom
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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 few hours animal handling different species beautiful butterflies couple of hours huge amount quail member of staff gift shop entry price butterflies flying children aged rainy day
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank duckyjim
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 8 October 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 😊

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 3 October 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.

Thank gerryalec
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Brilliant staff and range of animals to see. Patient staff (man) who encouraged interaction and leaning about the animals. Hands on and really informative in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.

Thank 770giss
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Had a great day with my 3 yr old gran son . We spent almost 2 and a half hrs looking at fish chickens reptiles butterflies and insects

Thank cullain
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out at the Butterfly and Insect world. The place is fantastic. The staff we all great and very knowledgeable. Kev, Lindsey and Keith were brilliant and spent a lot of time with little girl showing her the animals. She had...More

Thank Jill1983
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Always wanted to visit so went today all kinds of butterflies flying round some on the trees and bushes make them easier to see There s also chickens turtles terrains and the reptiles and insects etc really good to see them close up but wear...More

Thank Katie S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

The kids loved the butterfly farm. It’s so nice that they’re encouraged to participate in the handling sessions that are at 12pm & 3pm. The staff are great especially Keith, the adults and kids found him funny & a fountain of knowledge as he was...More

Thank sasstar
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Lovely for adults and children. Lots of huge butterflies, snakes, insects, fish. Interesting place to visit. Great shop too. Easy parking.

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1 July 2018|
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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
2 February 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.