How to Find Us

The zoo (post code EH55 8PT) is situated on the outskirts of West Calder, West Lothian, close to the A71 and Livingston town centre.


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.

If traveling from the Bathgate direction, the zoo is signed from Blackburn Cross, directing traffic onto the B792.

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. Continue to follow the brown signs.

Parking at the zoo is free of charge!


The nearest train station to the zoo is West Calder, which links to Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverley Station. For train times and ticket prices, please visit

Please note that the walk from the train station to the zoo is just over a mile and takes approximately 25 minutes. It is on country roads, and there is no pavement for part of the route. If you are travelling by train we can offer a minibus pick up service from the station, subject to availability. Call the zoo office on 01506 870 000 in advance of your visit to arrange a pick up from the station.


First Bus have bus routes along the A71 linking Polbeth and West Calder to Livingston Town Centre. Look out for the numbers 800 and 801.

Visitors travelling by bus from Edinburgh would have to change at Livingston bus station.

Please visit to check bus times and ticket prices.


For the safety of our staff and visitors, we have made the decision to close the zoo from tonight. Our team of dedicated keepers and vet will continue to make sure all our animals are well looked after. We hope this will not be for too long a period but we will follow government advice and guidelines.

If you would like to donate towards the zoo, we appreciate any help although we know this is a difficult time for everyone.
Thank you all for your continued support and hope we can welcome you all back soon.