For Fathers’ Day this year we went for a family trip to the Butterfly Farm in Edinburgh. I’d heard from friends that it’s a great day out and I wasn’t disappointed.
We were all mesmerised as soon as we entered. In the tropical room there were hundreds of butterflies to look at.
We were able to look at the gorgeous insects really quite closely because they land and feed on the fruit that is dotted around the place (apparently feeding on rotting fruit juice increases their life expectancy by around 6 months).
There were also land dwelling birds happily toddling around. These birds are handy because they eat pests in the soil that could otherwise be a problem (no pesticides allowed in there!)
It’s not a cheap day out, especially if you have children over three and several adults going. However, while the tropical room itself is fairly small, your ticket price allows you to leave and re-enter as many times as you like and there are plenty of other things to do too.
The 3 generations were equally fascinated by…
The gorgeous terrapins.
However, Arran stayed well back when Shenar and Euan looked at these beasties…
The opportunity to hold a tarantula was an easy one to pass up for me but Euan’s Shenar wasn’t afraid and Euan was fascinated!
Dobbies Garden Centre is also just next door. If you are a foodie you MUST stop at the restaurant and the foodhall. I could live there.
Euan and Daddy were loving the cakes.
Children (3 – 15 years old): £4.95