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Opening Times

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

25th March 2016 - 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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Welcome to the Five Sisters Zoo website

The Zoo is OPEN from 10am every day except Christmas Day and New Years Day!

 The Zoo will be open until 6 PM until 15 January 2017 - see the Zoo Illuminations before they are taken down! Details here.

NEW OPENING HOURS: 10 AM TO 5 PM, effective Saturday 01 October until the end of March. Last admission: 3.30 PM.


The Five Sisters Zoo was established in 2005 and is the most-visited wildlife attraction centre in West Lothian.  We are located about half a mile of the A71, outside of Polbeth, West Calder and only 10 minutes drive from the centre of Livingston.
The Zoo has grown into an exciting collection of over 180 different species of mammals, birds and reptiles from all around the world and we hope that your visit will be a fun, enjoyable and educational one for all ages.
The Zoo is privately owned and run by Brian and Shirley Curran with the help of our full time keepers.  We also have help from our large team of dedicated volunteers.  As a non profit making organisation, any money is injected back into the Zoo to help with the animals upkeep, veterinary bills and maintenance of the enclosures.

A large part of our focus has been to offer three bears and four lions a new home following lives performing in traveling circuses. Their stories continue and you can read more about them in our dedicated Bear and Lion sections of our website.




"Our aim is to encourage conservation of endangered wildlife for both native and non native species,
creating a safe and natural environment for
all animals in our collection"




See the stories in our Latest News area for a snippet of what's going on at the Zoo!


Arctic Wolves Aria & Luna 

"Luna" and "Aria" who arrived from Sosto Zoo in Hungary at the end of May 2013 continue to thrive in their new home here at the Zoo! Don't forget to stop by their enclosure in the afternoon to hear the keepers tell you all about them at the daily talk!  …

Daily Handling Sessions 

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

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 £84 per person and full day from 8.45 to 3.45pm for 16 years+ £132 per person.  Simply call 01506 870000 to book a specific date or an open voucher, valid for 1 year.  They make great birthday and Christmas presents.  …

Latest News

Zoo Illuminations: afternoons only until 15 January 2017
Please note that excluding new years day the Zoo will be open everyday from 10am till 6pm till 15th January, (the lights switch on at 4pm each evening) to allow anyone who may have missed the opportun...
Office hours Christmas 2016
Hello, everyone! We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you for your continued support through the year, and we look forward to sharing an exciting 2017 wi...
Don't delay! Buy gift experiences and presents today!
Christmas is coming, and the last date for posting is 21 December 2016. We've got Season Passes and Day Tickets, Keeper Day Experiences, Lion Adoptions and a BRAND NEW Badger Sponsor Board to add you...