Edinburgh Butterfly & Insect World

Wildlife, Safari Parks & Zoos

at Dobbies Garden World, Melville Nursery, Lasswade, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH18 1AZ

    Visit the world's longest running indoor butterfly house with hundreds of free flying exotic butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest. Daily animal handling and feeding sessions. Open all year, 7 days a week. Jungle Gift Shop. Free Parking.

    Visit the world's longest running indoor butterfly house and enjoy a great day out in Edinburgh's tropical paradise.

    An all-day ticket allows you to experience our fish feeding  and animal feeding sessions as well as twice daily animal handling sessions where you can cure your phobias by holding a giant millipede, snake and tarantula.

    Open all year, 7 days a week.

    Free Parking: Disabled Access: Outdoor Picnic and Play Area: Dobbies Restaurant: Birthday Parties.

    Gradings
    3 Visitor Attraction
    Awards
    Unassisted wheelchair access
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Summer Hours: 0930 - 1730hrs
    Winter Hours: 1000 - 1700hrs
    Last admission/re-admission 30mins before closing
    (Closed 25th & 26th Dec and 1st Jan)

    Catering

    • Lunch Available at Dobbies Garden World
    • Kosher Meals at Dobbies Garden World, on request
    • Snack Bar at Dobbies Garden World
    • Dinner Available at Melville Inn
    • Self Service at Dobbies Garden World
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site at Dobbies Garden World
    • Patio/Beer Garden at Melville Inn
    • Dairy Free at Dobbies Garden World, on request
    • Shop at Dobbies Garden World
    • Vegetarian Food Available at Dobbies Garden World, on request
    • Restaurant at Dobbies Garden World
    • Halal Meals at Dobbies Garden World, on request
    • Licensed Bar / Clubroom at melville Inn
    • Evening Meal Available at melville Inn
    • Vegetarian at Dobbies Garden World, on request
    • Gluten Free On request, at Dobbies Garden World
    • Vegan Meals Available at Dobbies Garden World, on request
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License at melville Inn
    • Organic Food at Dobbies Garden World
    • Breakfast Available at Dobbies Garden World
    • Bar Available at melville Inn
    • Kiosk/ Shop Jungle Gift Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available at Dobbies Garden World

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals at Dobbies Garden World, on request

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Disabled Access All on one level. Wheelchair accessible. Hot and humid indoor attraction. exhibits and display benches at low levels. Friendly staff willing to help.
    • Picnic Area

    Location

    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Families
    • Single Travellers
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Coach Parties Welcome Discounts available
    • Children Welcome Must be accompanied by an adult at all times
    • Non smokers
    • Young People
    • School Groups Welcome Group discounts available
    • Business Travellers
    • Senior Citizens Discounts available
    • Groups Welcome Discounts available
    • Disabled Citizens Carers go Free

    Children

    • Children's Menu Available at Dobbies Garden World
    • Outdoor Play Area
    • Baby Changing Facilities Available at Dobbies Garden World
    • Highchair Available at Dobbies Garden World
    • Children Welcome

    Domestic

    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities Play Park
    • Garden Site has garden areas and a Garden Centre
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • Electron
    • JCB Card
    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Solo Card
    • Delta Card
    • Cash
    • Diners Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Transport

    • Coach Parking On-site
    • On Public Transport Route Lothian Buses 3, 3a or 29
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    Located just off the Edinburgh City Bypass at the Gilmerton exit or at the Sheriffhall roundabout.

    Public Transport Directions

    From the nearest information centre:- Lothian Buses 3, 3A or 29

     

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet

    General

    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • all routes
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • all routes
    • Wheelchairs provided
      • These are freely available

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements
    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria
      • restaurant

    Parking

    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
    • The route from the parking area to the nearest public entrance is :
      • flat, ie. without steps

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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