The 2013 Fire2018-07-24T10:11:34+00:00

The 2013 Fire

A massive thank you to everyone who has contributed. The current total in the Five Sisters Zoo Fire Fund is just over £105,000!

We have set up a fund dedicated to repairs and restoration needed after the fire. Anyone wishing to donate to our continued redevelopment can simply click on this link and select the Five Sisters Zoo Fire Fund from the dropdown menu under ‘Campaign’.

The story…

Our worst nightmare – a devastating fire on Sunday 14th April 2013 completely destroyed the reptile/tropical house and buildings around it.

We can sadly confirm the unbelievable loss of 48 different species including reptiles, invertebrates and small mammals. Goldie, our 14ft albino burmese python had recently been moved out of this area so has survived. The fire spread to the otter pond, killing our male otter, but the female is alive and being cared for by staff. Two of our meerkats survived, despite their house being totally destroyed.

blaze2Amazingly the crocodiles, housed next to the reptile house also survived.  They were discovered submerged in their pond underneath rubble and ash despite their house also been burnt to the ground.

Shirley and Brian Curran, the staff and volunteers at the Zoo wish to thank everyone for their messages of support, offers of help and generous donations received to date.

We will be updating the blog/facebook and twitter sites on a regular basis to keep everyone informed as to what is happening.

A memorial garden has now been completed within the Zoo and this has been dedicated to all our beloved animals that have been lost, but will never be forgotten.



Thank you everyone!

Your support has helped greatly over this difficult time.



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


Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T: 01506 872 200