Daily Handling Sessions 2018-03-22T13:30:36+00:00

FSZ handling session webA great chance to get up close to some of our amazing creatures!

These sessions are good fun and informative. They include a talk from an Education Officer or Keeper, about 3 or 4 different creatures, and (only if you want to) you may be able to have a touch or hold of these amazing animals!
These sessions may include a royal python, leopard gecko, tortoise, tenrec and some other small animals…possibly some creepy crawlies too!

There are currently three daily handling sessions that take place at 12 PM, 2 PM and 3PM during off peak months and at 4pm from April to September.

Cost of these are £3.00 per person, for a maximum of 20 people at each session.  Tickets can only be purchased on the day you visit, from the ticket desk.


So if you fancy handling some of our animals and learning some more about them you can purchase tickets at the ticket desk on arrival. Meet us there at the Discovery and Learning Centre 10 minutes before your scheduled sessions.

* Please note, Handling Sessions are not suitable for children under 3 years old.

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