How to find us 2017-07-18T17:09:17+00:00

How to Find Us (Post Code: EH55 8PT)

The zoo is situated on the outskirts of West Calder, West Lothian, close to the A71 and Livingston town centre.

How will you be travelling?


From the M8 (Junction 3) and Livingston take the A899 to the A71 and follow the road signs for West Calder.  As you enter West Calder, at the 2nd set of traffic lights (after the Arnold Clark car sales on your left) you will see a brown Visit Scotland sign directing you to turn right – continue to follow the brown signs to the Zoo, which is approximately 1 mile from here.  Parking is free at the Zoo.

If traveling across country from Bathgate direction, the Zoo is signed from Blackburn Cross, directing traffic onto the B792 and the Zoo is approx 4.5 miles from here.

If traveling from the west along the A71, the Zoo is signed from the first set of traffic lights in West Calder.

If traveling from the west on the A705, the Zoo is signed at the traffic lights at the Simpson Parkway, follow the brown signs, the Zoo is approximately 3 miles from here.


The nearest train station to the Zoo is West Calder which links to Glasgow Central and Waverley Station and operates a reliable and frequent service during peak times.

Waverley Station -> click for more information


First Bus is the main bus company with routes along the A71 linking Polbeth and West Calder to Livingston Town Centre. Visitors travelling by bus from Edinburgh would have to change at Livingston bus station.

Please contact First Bus on 08708 727271 to check bus times.

Alternatively, is a brilliant website for finding your public transport options door to door.

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