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Opening Times

Open 7 days a week!

April - Sept: 10am - 6pm

Oct - March: 10am - 5pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing time.

PLEASE NOTE: Leaping Lemurs Soft Play is CLOSED until further notice. This building will be converted into a new Reptile House. A brand new indoor play facility will follow shortly, so please bear with us in the meantime.

Admission Prices

Child (3-15yrs): £6.95
Adult (16yrs+): £8.95
Under 3's: free of charge
Concession*: £7.45
Family Ticket (2 adults/2 children): £26.00 + £5.95 for each additional child.

*Concession: applies to pensioners and disabled customers only.
Carers with valid I.D. will gain free entry; if no I.D. is present the concession price will apply.

Contact Us

Five Sisters Zoo
Gavieside
West Calder
West Lothian
EH55 8PT

T: 01506 870 000
    01506 871 111

F: 01506 871 961

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    • Our worst nightmare

      A devastating fire has destroyed the reptile/tropical house, unfortunately lives have been lost but amazingly the crocodiles, housed next to the reptile house have survived thankfully.  One of our beloved otters has died, but the female is being cared for by the vet and we are hopeful she will survive.  The Zoo and soft play will be closed today and we thank everyone for their support and offer of help.
    • Following the devastating fire at the Zoo on Sunday 14th April, the Zoo and soft play area will remain closed for the next few days. Everyone will be working hard towards re opening both areas as soon as possible.

      We confirm that the entire reptile/tropical house has been destroyed and 48 different species including reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals have been lost. Goldie, our 14ft albino burmese python had recently been moved out of this area so has survived. The fire spread to the otter pond, killing our male otter, but the female is alive and being cared for by staff. 2 of our meerkats survived, despite their house being totally destroyed.

      Shirley and Brian Curran, the staff and volunteers at the Zoo wish to thank everyone for their messages of support, offers of help and generous donations received to date.
    • blaze2Due to the number of people calling and wishing to donate to help the Zoo as a result of the fire, we have set up a dedicated fund and anyone wishing to donate please simply click on this donation link and select the Five Sisters Zoo Fire Fund from the dropdown menu. 

    Welcome to the FIVE SISTERS ZOO 

    The Zoo is OPEN from 10am!

     

     

    See the stories below for a snippet of what's going on at the Zoo!

    Reptile House 

    We are delighted to announce that work has started on the new reptile/tropical house with a view to it being completed by the beginning of December this year. Whilst we will never forget the terrible fire that destroyed the old reptile house and so many animals on the 14th April 2013, we are determined to go forward and create fantastic new enclosures for all our reptiles including our two West Af…

    Latest 'Animal of the Week' video... 

    Thanks to Affinity TV it's all about our growing meerkat mob this week... Click the image below to find out all about them!Have you seen our previous videos yet? Be sure to watch them here: Animal of the week videos! :-)…

    Arctic wolves Aria & Luna 

    "Luna" and "Aria" who arrived from Sosto Zoo in Hungary at the end of May continue to thrive in their new home here at the Zoo! Don't forget to stop by their enclosure at 4pm to hear the keepers tell you all about them!…

    FOUR gorgeous meerkat pups! 

    Great news for the meerkats - four new pups emerged from their burrow for the first time on Tuesday 19th August and enjoyed the afternoon sun.  Here's the first snapshot captured of them and over the next few weeks watch out for them out exploring their new home!…

    Just born! 

     Come and meet our two new and very cute pygmy goat kids, born on the 25th July.  They can be found in the Castle Zoo along with their mum Millie and two older sisters.  …

    Giant tortoise hatchlings 

    The latest edition to the Zoo are twelve rescued African spurred tortoise, or sulcata tortoise as they are often known. These wee hatchlings were confiscated by UK Border Control whilst being smuggled into the country from West Africa. We already have one sulcata tortoise named Chad who lives in Meerkat Savannah with the meerkats, yellow mongoose and blue crane. At over 30yrs old he weighs in a…

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

    HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR at the Zoo! Join us on Friday the 31st October for some Halloween fun with a Ghoulish Guided Woodland Walk, explore the Haunted Castle and encounter creepy creatures. Adults £8.95 children £6.95 from 6pm to 8.30pm tickets must be booked in advance by calling 01506 870000 or from the ticket desk. Hope to scare you then! &n …

    New Brown Lemur Enclosure! 

    Our 3 adorable brown lemurs can now be found next to the indoor Monkey House and they are loving their new home! Over the summer there are 2 daily feeding sessions with them at 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Book as soon as you arrive! £5 per person, maximum 3 people.& …

    Outdoor kids play area! 

    New for 2014:This fun outdoor kiddies play area is complete with the pirate ship from the old outdoor castle play area, swings, slides, teacups and more! A unique 'Crooked House' is also a main feature of this area, which has colouring in and activities inside...  …

    Meerkat Savannah 

    New for 2014: Our new mixed exhibit 'Meerkat Savannah'...... Our mob of meerkats, African spurred tortoise 'Chad', yellow mongoose and blue cranes have all taken residence here. Each species has their own indoor dens and share a large sandy outdoor area giving them lots of space to roam and explore! Come along to watch the meerkats being fed everyday at 1.30pm.…

    The Castle Zoo 

    New for 2014:The Castle Zoo is home to lots of exciting animals including eagle owls, harris hawks, ferrets, black rats, fruit bats, red squirrels, finches, Chinese pheasants, and a kinkajou and a raven! Plus, there are goats, rabbits and guinea pigs that you can pet.…

    Daily Handling Sessions 

    Join in with one of our 3 daily handling sessions and a chance to really get up close to some of our smaller reptiles and mammals.  £2 per person 12pm, 2pm and 4pm daily in the new Discovery &&Learning Centre - tickets available from the ticket desk. & …

    'Wallaby Walkabout' 

    New for 2014:Our walkthrough wallaby enclosure 'Wallaby Walkabout' is open...... You are able to wander along the pathway, passing right by our group of red-necked and parma wallabies! Some of the wallabies may be a little shy, but a number of them are very inquisitive and may bounce over to say hi!  …

    Be a Zoo Keeper for a half or full day! 

    A fantastic opportunity to really get up close and hands on looking after and feeding many of our animals! Half day keeper experience from 9.45 to 1.45pm for 6 - 15 years £70 per person and full day from 8.45 to 3.45pm for 16 years+ £110 per person.&n imply call 01506 870000 to book a specific date or an open voucher, valid for 1 year.&n hey make great birthday and Christmas presents.…

    Outside monkey house 

    New for 2014:The outdoor house for our common marmosets is complete. Here is the wee baby a few months ago hitching a ride with an older relative. Baby is a lot bigger now and much more independent!…

    New Enclosures for the Tamarins and Geoffroy Marmosets! 

    You can find our Tamarins and Geoffroy Marmosets down near to the Picnic area in their new enclosures.  The African Grey Parrots have also moved into their new Aviary close by and are always ready for a chat with you!  …

    Free flight walk through aviary 

     Enjoy a wander through the new African themed Bird Aviary and get up close to Sacred Ibis, Little Egrets, Crested Cranes, Weaver Birds, Bald Ibis, Glossy Starlings, White Cheeked Turaco's, a Lilac Brested Roller, varieties of Teel Duck and White Faced Whistler Ducks.…

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