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Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World is located at Dobbies garden centre, Edinburgh. By car, follow the signs to Lasswade and turn off the A772 Gilmerton Road near the Edinburgh City Bypass.
Dobbies Garden World
Telephone: 0131 663 4932
Prices and opening times
2017 Admission Prices:
Children (3 – 15 years old) £5.95
Children (Under 3 years old) FREE
Families from £26.50
Season Passes are issued on an individual basis as follows:
Adult Season Pass £30.50
Concession Season Passes £26.50
Child Season Pass £22.50
Children under 3yrs go free
Open all year round, seven days a week, except 25th-26th December and 1st January. Hours vary by the season:
Summer opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm*
Winter opening hours: 10am-5pm*
*Last admission is 30 mins before closing.
Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World is a fascinating tourist attraction just outside Edinburgh which showcases some incredible, beautiful and very creepy-crawly examples of insects and reptiles from around the world. The attraction has several areas that you can explore as well as very interesting talks by extremely knowledgeable keepers where you can get up close and personal with some of the crawling and slithering beasties that are exhibited.
There’s a Bugs and Beasties area where you can view every type of insect imaginable from tarantulas, stick insects, praying mantis and millipedes, as well as a section dedicated to reptiles, where an incredible selection of animals live, including lizards, chameleons and several species of snake such as impressive giant pythons. Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World also house a nocturnal section where dimly lit purpose-built enclosures allow visitors to see many of these nighttime creatures in all their glory.
The attraction is well set up for children, who will be fascinated by the creepy crawlies, and adults will find it very interesting too. It’s definitely a recommended visit for the whole family.