Birthday Parties 2018-03-21T15:13:02+00:00

Birthday parties at the zoo, available for a minimum of 10 children – book your special day today!  We currently offer two types of party; a Zoo Party and a Leaping Lemurs Soft Play Party.

Zoo Party

Enjoy a party to remember here at the zoo! Our unique birthday party package includes a 30-minute tour of the zoo, a 30-minute animal handling session, a private room to enjoy your party, a party box of food, plus the birthday child and one friend will have the opportunity to feed our lemurs!*

The tour options are:
– Castle Zoo
– Farmyard Friends
– Monkeys, Lemurs and Friends
– Bird Aviary Walk
– Search for the Wolves and Bears

The tours above are listed in order of increasing age suitability; the Castle Zoo is most popular amongst our youngest birthday children who enjoy this petting zoo experience, and the latter three are recommended for older children. 

The party box of food for each child includes a sandwich, packet of crisps, yoghurt, a piece of fruit (typically, an apple or banana), small packet of gummy sweets, fun size chocolate bar and some juice.

Please advise of any special dietary requirements for any of the children at least three days prior to your visit.

Parties are normally held between the hours of 12 PM until 5:00 PM, during the following two-hour slots: 12 PM – 2 PM and 3 PM – 5 PM.

You will start your birthday experience with a private tour of the zoo followed by a very special lemur feeding. It’ll then be time to touch and hold a few of our handling animals, including the fluffy mammals and the scaly reptiles. Your birthday party will end with a party box of food and exclusive use of our party room which can be decorated by your party organiser whilst the handling session is underway if you so choose. All wrapped up in two hours, your birthday party will be a very special day indeed.

For prices, please call the office on 01506 870000 or speak to our staff at the ticket desk during your next visit.  As at March 2018, price is £11.50 per child, minimum 10 children.

For each birthday party, two adults will be admitted FREE. Additional adults will be charged at £9.95 each.

Our new Discovery and Learning Centre can be transformed into a party room and can accommodate up to 25 children.
Parents are asked to provide a birthday cake, candles, matches and a knife, if desired. There is a CD player if you wish to bring music and you are welcome to play party games!

*Please note that the lemurs that you will feed will either be the ring-tailed lemurs, black and white ruffed lemurs, or brown lemurs. All species provide the same enjoyable experience and will decided by your tour guide on the day.

To find out what we can offer your group and to check availability please email
A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required to secure a booking, with the remaining balance and final numbers due one week prior to the party date.

Leaping Lemur Soft Play Parties

Let the kids go wild on our fantastic new soft play frame, suitable for children up to the age of 11 years.  This is a 2 hour birthday party, with the first 1 hour and 30 minutes on the soft play frame and the last 30 minutes enjoying the party food in the party room.  (You have access to the party room for the 2 hours, this is in the soft play building).  As above a box of party food is included for each child and the booking conditions are as above.    For any enquiries/bookings for these parties, please contact Leaping Lemurs on their direct number 01506 872200.

Cost per child is £10.50, minimum 10 children.

There is a choice of 3 time slots for these parties as follows :

10am – 12pm

12.30pm – 2.30pm

3pm – 5pm

To help get your party started we have an invitation you can download, print and send to your friends!

FSZ Zoo Party Invitations

Opening Times

Open 7 days a week! (inc. Bank Holidays; exc. 25th Dec. and 1st Jan.)

24th March – 30th September 2018 : 10am – 6pm 

1st – 31st October 2018 : 10am – 5pm 

1st November  2018 – 31st January 2019 : 10am – 4pm

1st February – 31st March 2019 : 10am – 5pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing time.


Admission Prices

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.

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

Handling Sessions : £3 p/p

Lemur Feeds : £6 p/p

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play

2 hour session

Child 3+ £5.50   Child 1 – 2 yrs £3.50   Under 1 yrs £1.00

£2.50 discount for corporate & season passes (only for the number of children stated on the passes) and children with a valid, paid Zoo ticket (must be used on same day).  Any children who qualify for free entry to the Zoo, will be charged full price for soft play appropriate to their age.

Contact Us

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

T: 01506 870 000 / 01506 871 111

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T : 01506 872 200