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Five Sisters Zoo

Five Sisters Zoo, Gavieside, West Calder, Edinburgh, EH55 8PT
01506 870000
Average time spent - 3 hours
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Things to do at Five Sisters Zoo review

The Five Sisters Zoo is in the West Calder area of Scotland. It is home to over 196 species of mammals, birds and reptiles with indoor and outdoor play areas.

The owners of the zoo are passionate about animals and have rehomed many pets that were no longer wanted or could be cared for. A large focus of the zoo is their three bears and four lions that were once circus animals. Two of their bears were rescued from a roadside restaurant in Albania. Other animals include meerkats, snow leopards, arctic wolves, lynx and more.

The zoo runs a range of keeper talks and feeds. For an additional fee, you can book on some of the more special activities such as animal encounter (£3 pp) and lemur feed (£6 pp). The talks have no additional charge, numbers are limited on the encounters but they usually have a few every day.

The outdoor play area has swings, slides, a carousel, go-karting, various rides and a pirate ship from their old castle play area. You can purchase tokens (£1 a token) and use them on the rides. These include an animal train, ladybugs and pirate ship rides that require 1 token. Go-kart racing 2 tokes and mini diggers 3 tokens. Rides are only open on busy days during peak season.

Leaping Lemurs is their four-level indoor soft play frame. They also have special baby and toddler zones plus a cafe with seating. You can visit either soft play or the zoo or both together. They can even host your child’s birthday party. They also host a range of annual events.

Covid 19 – Please check the website or social media of an attraction before visiting. Many places may be open differently and some remain closed. Reviews do not mention all of these changes or possible price changes. Most places still require you to pre-book online in advance.

FAQ and Further Information Five Sisters Zoo

Is there food and drink available?

There is the Leaping Lemurs restaurant that serves hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Zoo with a good range of animals, daily talks and encounters plus indoor soft play, outdoor play areas and small rides. There are toilets and a restaurant.

What are the ticket prices?

*Higher-priced or cheap
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap – Soft play – £5.50 for 3-11 years, £3.50 for 1-2 and £1 for under 1. Higher-priced – the zoo costs £15.85 an adult, children 3-15 £11.08, family tickets are available, under 3s are free. Annual tickets are available.

Is there parking?

There is free parking.

When are they open?

The Five Sisters Zoo is open all year round except for Christmas Day and New Years Day. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

Five Sisters Zoo
Five Sisters Zoo
Five Sisters Zoo
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