LIFE CYCLE & REPRODUCTION2018-11-01T12:40:43+00:00

Project Description

Life Cycle & Reproduction

This topic, aimed at older students, provides an introduction to life cycles and reproduction. Children can observe animals at various life stages, looking at differences between age groups and differences between the sexes.  They will also investigate how animals form family units and how traits are passed from parents to young. Children are encouraged to consider how this compares to humans.

It is suggested that children complete the pre-visit activities in order to establish a baseline knowledge when they arrive at the zoo.

The activities include a mixture of direct teachers from the zoo staff, active learning, critical skills and enquiry challenges. They also encourage the children to work both independently and as part of a group.

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Opening Times

Open 7 days a week (inc bank holidays, exc Christmas and New Years Day)

The zoo opens at 10am every day. Closing time depends on season:

1st Feb – 24th Mar 2018 5pm
25th Mar – 30th Sep 2018 6pm
1st – 31st October 2018 5pm
1st Nov 2018 – 31st Jan 2019 4pm

Last admission is 1 hour before closing time.

Admission Prices

Five Sisters Zoo

Child (3-15 yrs): £10.45
Adult (16 yrs+): £12.95
Under 3s: free of charge
Concession*: £11.45
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £38.00 + £8.45 for each additional child.

*Applies to pensioners, disabled customers and accompanying carers with official photo ID.

Handling Sessions : £3 p/p
Lemur Feeds : £6 p/p

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

Child (3+yrs): £5.50
Child (1-2yrs): £3.50
Under 1yr: £1.00

£2.50 discount for same-day ticket/pass holders. No discount for under 3’s with free zoo entry.

Contact Us

Five Sisters Zoo
Gavieside, West Calder
West Lothian, EH55 8PT

T: 01506 870 000 / 01506 871 111

E: enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T: 01506 872 200