Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World, Lasswade

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  • We went to Butterfly and Insect World on our way home from Edinburgh and thought it was totally amazing and interesting there were so many beautiful butterflies we saw some insects and we were there i...  more »
  • First visit with the kids, feel for the price of admission that it doesn't take very long to get around and see everything. A fantastic variety of butterflies to see as well as the reptiles, my wife g...  more »
  • Took our youngest granddaughter to see the butterflies. Great afternoon. The reptile section though not being massive was interesting, The talks by the staff and the interaction session was really goo...  more »
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  • I used to come here as a child, and it is still interesting. It's not a huge venue, so an hour or two is sufficient for a visit. The staff are all enthusiastic, and if you go at the right time there are opportunities to feed and handle some of the animals. The butterflies are colourful and you can get up close.
  • You have to come here. Loads of wonderful butterflies flitting about, which sometimes land on you. A friendly chicken, terrapins, a big tortoise and a bug and reptile house, where you can hold the little critters if you want, including a tarantula, or you can stand back. There are seats by a pool, where you can sit and enjoy the butterflies.~ It is very hot in there, so don't go in wearing a sweater. It is really hot!
  • Enjoyed our trip here. Firstly I saw on another review here that you should wear light clothes and even shorts in summer as it's so hot and humid in the butterfly enclosure, I second this! Not the biggest place but the variety of butterflies and insects makes up for it. My children are going to remember this place for a good while due to the number of butterflies that landed on them and the animals they handled during the demonstrations. Talking of the demonstrations, ours was done by Keith who has a laid back, but confident and friendly manner. He was great with both kids and adults alike when it came to holding the animals there.
  • Great place the day my partner and I went there was hundreds of various tropical and exotic butterflies and moths flying around our heads. There is also handling/feeding station which lets you get up close and personal with some wonderful creepy crawlies at various times. Great day out.
  • Excellent, free parking and although the place is small it's packed with animals. Chickens running about. Butterflies, bees, birds and reptiles. You can handle snakes tarantula and millipedes. Very educational and the staff there are very knowledgeable and very hands on and helpful. Kind of the exact opposite of staff at somewhere like pc world. Well done to the staff here.

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