Opening Times

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

1st November 2017 – 28th February 2018 : 10am – 4pm (last admission at 3pm)

1st March – 30th September 2018 : Zoo closes at 6pm

Last entry 1 hour before closing time.

PLEASE NOTE: Leaping Lemurs Soft Play is CLOSED until further notice.

Admission Prices

Child (3-15 yrs): £9.95
Adult (16 yrs+): £11.95
Under 3s: free of charge
Concession*: £10.45
Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children): £34.00 + £7.95 for each additional child.

*Concession: applies to pensioners, disabled customers and accompanying carers.

Contact Us

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

T: 01506 870 000 / 01506 871 111

enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Risk Assessments 2017-11-09T20:28:48+00:00

Risk Assessments and Public Liability Insurance

At Five Sisters Zoo we give children and adults the opportunity to experience nature close up, instilling a healthy respect for animals and other living organisms. The health and safety of all those visiting the zoo is of utmost importance and we encourage you to review the Risk Assessments that may be required by your organisation.

If you have any queries relating to Health and Safety, please contact us in advance prior to your group visit: enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk or 01506 870000.

Which documents would you like to download?

ANIMAL HANDLING SESSIONS

These fun educational activities are undertaken at the zoo, and this risk assessment is intended to provide an overview of the specific risks and controls required as a result of this activity. The risk assessment General Livestock Interaction MUST be read in conjunction with this document.

BUGS COUNT AND POLLI:NATION (OPAL) SESSIONS

This assessment covers the risks to individuals and groups participating in these two outdoor learning sessions.

POND DIPPING (OPAL WATER QUALITY) SESSIONS

This assessment covers the risks to individuals and groups participating in the pond dipping session.

GENERAL LIVESTOCK INTERACTION

This risk assessment applies to the handling of animals, including category 1, 2 and 3 at Five Sisters Zoo.

ZOO TO YOU (OUTREACH)

Keepers attend local schools colleges and similar facilities to provide animal handling, education and outreach work for the zoo. The keepers will take the same animals as those used during zoo animal handling sessions. Risk Assessments General Livestock Interaction and Animal Handling Sessions MUST be read in conjunction with this risk assessment as it contains the bulk of specific activity information relevant to this task.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC

This assessment covers the risks to members of the public visiting the zoo.

PLAY AREAS

This assessment covers the risks associated with use of the play equipment, including in our outdoor play area.

VIOLENCE

Your safety is a priority in any given situation. Serious acts of violence are fortunately relatively infrequent.

MINIBUS

Should your group be utilising the Five Sisters Zoo minibus for transportation to and from the zoo, please review this document.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE

Should you require a copy of this document to keep on record with your group booking, you may download it here.

Download Public Liability Insurance