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Opening Times

Open 7 days a week! (Except Christmas Day and New Year's Day)

25th March 2017 - Sept: 10am - 6pm

Oct - March: 10am - 5pm

Last entry 1.5 hours 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): £9.95
Adult (16yrs+): £11.95
Under 3's: free of charge
Concession*: £10.45
Family Ticket (2 adults/2 children): £34.00 + £7.95 for each additional child.

*Concession: applies to pensioners, disabled customers and carers with official photographic ID badge.

Contact Us

Five Sisters Zoo
West Calder
West Lothian
EH55 8PT

T: 01506 870 000
    01506 871 111

F: 01506 871 961

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Five Sisters Zoo for Teachers

FSZ Education is changing


Five Sisters Zoo is an ideal location for a school visit offering educational packages suitable for all age groups from nursery, primary to secondary school and beyond, across a wide range of subjects.

Whether you are looking for a full curriculum-linked visit to reinforce a particular topic or simply an end of term trip, our aim is to cater for every groups' needs and ensure a fun and educational visit.

With over 180 species of animals from around the world, there's so much to learn about! From bats to bears and lemurs to lynx, we can cover a wide range of topics related to the Curriculum for Excellence.

There are currently five interdisciplinary work booklets available to support your visit. These include pre-, during- and post- visit activities with accompanying teachers notes and learning outcomes. 



For details of all class booklets and teacher's notes, please see here.


Your School and Group Visits 2016/2017 - new programme and new sessions for you!

FSZ 2016 2017 programme web

Download our new 2016/2017 Education Leaflet.

Exploring nature at Five Sisters Zoo!

Learn about habitats, plants and vital pollinating insects (OPAL Polli:Nation), terrestrial invertebrates (OPAL Bugs Count), and pond life and environmental health (OPAL Water Quality).

Indoor equivalent available in case of poor weather.


For latest news on our education programme, please consider subscribing to our mailing list here: http://www.fivesisterszoo.co.uk/education/ed-subscribe.html



Feedback from teachers and group leaders

Here's what others are saying about their visits to Five Sisters Zoo:

"...the feedback we had from the kids was really positive. The star of the show was the animal handling, they couldn't stop talking about it! We spent most of the time in clas today looking at pictures and discussing the trip."
Holy Rood RC High School


"Great venue to help engage the kids within some of the more unusual aspects of the natural world which are not native to our country.... Or possibly continent!!"

"We had a great night, the animal keeper was very friendly and informative, and it was great being able to hold the smaller animals. Not so sure about the cockroach though!"
Martin, Nathan and Denise, 14th West Lothian Scout Group

"The outing was very well organised. The children attended a handling session and an educational talk. There was plenty of space to have lunch and the children loved the play area, especially the pirate ship."
Glengowan Whole School and Nursery

"It was a great pleasure running our three and a half day course at Five Sisters Zoo. They were great hosts, with friendly and helpful staff who happily accommodated all of our requests and the facilities were exactly what we needed and large enough to run our activities comfortably. We look forward to coming back!"
Mark Kingston Jones, Instructor, The Shape of Enrichment

 "Our visit to the zoo was a fantastic hands on experience. The pupils were mesmerised."
Broomhill Primary School P3

"By visiting the Five Sisters Zoo, students were able to not only appreciate the different levels of biodiversity conservation but also to handle a variety of species to further inspire them."
Oatridge College



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