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Five Sisters Zoo

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Gavieside, West Calder EH55 8PT, Scotland
+44 1506 870000
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Superb

Can't ask for a better day out with young kids , and us adults loved it to . Far better than... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Garry B
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Best birthday ever!

Took my 8 year old and a few of his friends. Staff were fantastic, so much to see and do. Animals... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shabilla
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Fife, United Kingdom
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The Five Sisters Zoo offers a great value family day out for all the family. With over 120 different species from all around the world from bats to bears and lemurs to lynx everyone has their favourites. Daily handling sessions, keeper talks and feed the lemur sessions. School and groups are most welcome, group rates available. Please see the website for full details and admission charges. Open all year.
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Gavieside, West Calder EH55 8PT, Scotland
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+44 1506 870000
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't ask for a better day out with young kids , and us adults loved it to . Far better than Edinburgh zoo you see all the animals lovely feel to the place , actually can't fault it , defo be back

Thank Garry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my 8 year old and a few of his friends. Staff were fantastic, so much to see and do. Animals looked like they were actually cared for. Definitely going to go back again. Paid for kids to experience feeding the lemurs. What an experience....More

Thank Shabilla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have come on here to read some of the reviews after my first visit here today with my baby grandson. This is more than an "attraction" this is a passion and I cannot believe someone actually wanted to "see more"!!!! Thank you , you...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a great aftetnoon out. The place looked well maintained and the the animals looked well cared for. Being retired I would love to work part time looking after animals. The people that work there are privileged and I'm sure they know it.More

Thank Bronxglenn
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and found all the animals to be well cared for. It is indeed our privilege looking after all these special animals, the keepers and indeed the owners and all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

we took the grandson here in July this year and it was brilliant. Reasonably priced, No steep hills to climb with a buggy. etc. you could get up really close to all the animals. the area that they have for the lions was brilliant and...More

Thank jon s
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your recent review - we are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and especially seeing the lions so close! We hope to welcome you back again...our Christmas light show will be fantastic and will be on during November and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with my nearly two year old daughter and had a fantastic day out. There was plenty to keep her entertained and us too. Loved the bunny talk although the roof did make it quite warm on the day. Not expensive considering you can...More

Thank Stuart B
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and found there to be plenty to see and do. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bought my Son and Daughter in Law and kids an annual pass for two years now as Christmas Presents and they visit all the time...Great value for money. I went with them for by Birthday and was so excited to see the Lions. The Zoo...More

Thank Carmondean
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your recent review and your support in purchasing a season pass for your family to visit. Delighted that you enjoyed your recent visit with them - especially the lions and so pleased that you saw a lot of positive changes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a really wonderful day out at Five Sisters Zoo. Only 30 minute drive from Edinburgh it's better than Edinburgh zoo. Since suffering a fire in 2013 they have invested heavily in new enclosures and expanded the facilities. It's very touching that they've erected...More

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fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review, we are delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed your visit and found there to be a wonderful variety of animals, all well cared for. Sorry about the mannequins in the castle area - this area is about "life in a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good zoo with a great variety of animals. Well laid out and easy to walk around. Big playpark and carousel for kids. There was plenty of seating for picnics etc and a few burger type places to eat as well as a sit in...More

Thank PauPickle79
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your recent comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed yourselves, felt it was excellent value for money and found there to be a great variety of animals. Sorry that you didn't manage to see the bears - they are now...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Five Sisters Zoo yesterday with my wife, after hearing a lot about it. Immediate first impressions were not great, firstly being diverted into what appeared to be the 'overspill' car park which was a grass area and the ground is quite uneven. Secondly...More

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, finding the Zoo to be much bigger and with lots more animals than you expected. With no external funding, we carry out improvements when funds permit, all profit is injected...More

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Tom J
14 June 2017|
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Response from annyb555 | Reviewed this property |
I would not have thougtht so , but you could ring
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Bob E
10 June 2017|
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Response from fivesisterszoo | Property representative |
As at June 2017, adults are £11.95, children aged 3 - 15 years are £9.95, under 3's are free, concessions are £10.45 and a family day pass for 2 adults and 2 children is £34.00 with extra children at £7.95 per child. Free... More
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nicholapark
18 January 2017|
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Response from fivesisterszoo | Property representative |
Babies have gone in with parents to feed the lemurs, but we always warn to watch out that they don't try to eat the food and as the lemurs can bounce or land on them, that they may get a fright. With others paying for the... More
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