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  • The Five Sisters Zoo offers a wonderful opportunity to get up close to over 180 different species of animals, birds and reptiles from around the world. 

    There’s lion's, lemurs and lynx, bears, meerkats and monkeys, parrots and porcupines, bat earred foxes, bunnies, reindeers and raccoons to name but a few, all adding up to an exciting, educational and great value visit for all the family. There’s keeper talks and feeding sessions throughout the day and if you fancy getting up close, why not join in with one of our 3 daily handling sessions with snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises, hedgehogs and giant African land snails. A definite favourite are the ring tailed lemur feeding sessions, where you are able to hand feed these amazing and gentle creatures. Kids also love the hands on half day zoo keeper experiences (these must be booked in advance).

    The Zoo has welcomed many rescued animlas over the years, most recently bears Henk & Eso who have endured a very difficult start and are now enjoying a better quality of life here at the zoo.

    The Zoo also has two Artic Wolves from Hungary - Luna and Aria - who are thriving in their large enclosure.

    The Tropical House is home to range of animlas used to living in warmer climates including crocodiles and terrapins.  Our 4 magnificent ex-circus lions are a truly amazing sight to behold.  Enjoy seeing them lolling about in the sun and snoozing in the shade.

    School and special interest groups are also welcomed or the Zoo Keepers can visit your school with a selection of animals with talks being tailored to suit the curriculum for excellence topic.

    The Zoo's brand new Leaping Lemur's Softplay opened in Spring 2018 and offers a four level play frame for kids of all ages.  It has an attractive cafe located alongside it with a toddler play area and mezzanine level.  The Softplay is in a separate building near the entrance to the zoo so that customers can visit the softplay independently. Those with paid zoo tickets will receive a discount to access the softplay.

    The Zoo also offers an additional Brown Bear Cafe, a large picnic area, a gift shop and a large indoor/outdoor play area.

    Ticket Offers

    Adults £12.95, children (+3) £10.45, concessions are £11.45 and family day pass of 2 adults and 2 children is £38 (each additional child above this is £8.45). 

    Handling Sessions - £3.00 per person

    Lemur Feeds - £6.00 per person

    Leaping Lemurs Soft Play

    3 – 11 years £5.50

    1 – 2 years   £3.50

    0 -1 years    £1.00

    Find out more about our group offers here

     

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  • The zoo is located about half a mile from the A71

    By Train
    The nearest train station to the Zoo is West Calder which links to Glasgow Central and Waverley Station and operates a reliable and frequent service during peak times.

    If you are planning to travel by train, five sisters are happy to pick you up and return you to West Calder Train Station, at no charge, if the mini bus is available. Please call on the morning of your visit before travel, to advise of your arrival time and check the availability of the minibus.

    By Bus
    First Bus is the main bus company with routes along the A71 linking Polbeth and West Calder to Livingston Town Centre. Visitors travelling by bus from Edinburgh would have to change at Livingston Bus Station.

    If the minibus is available then Five Sisters would be happy to pick you up from Livingston Bus Station and return you there at the end of your visit. Please call on the morning of your visit before travel, to advise of your arrival time and check the availability of the minibus.

Contact

Phone: 01506 870 000 or 01506 871 111

Web:  Visit Website

Email: enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Location

Five Sisters Zoo
Gavieside
West Calder
EH55 8PT

Ratings

VisitScotland Rating

Facilities

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Children Welcome
  • Baby Changing

Details

Price:

Adult -  £12.95 (see ticket offers for family discounts & soft play prices)
Child - (+3) £10.45 (Under 3) FREE
Concession - £11.45

Opening Hours

April – September 10am – 6pm
October, February and March – 10am – 5pm
November to January 10am – 4pm

Last Entry 1 hour before closing time.

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