School Rates2018-10-30T13:57:15+00:00

School Rates

Five Sisters Zoo is an ideal location for a school visit! We offer educational packages suitable for all age groups (nursery, primary, secondary and beyond) across a wide range of subjects.

Whether you are looking for a full curriculum-linked visit to reinforce a particular topic, or simply an end of term trip, our aim is to cater for every groups needs and ensure a fun and educational visit.

With over 180 species of animals from around the world, there’s so much to learn about! From bats to bears and lemurs to lynx, we can cover a wide range of topics related to the Curriculum for Excellence.


A minimum of 10 children is needed to be eligible for school rates.

April 2018 – October 2018

During the summer, prices include one of our educational 30-45 minute OPAL science sessions. For older students we recommend our pond dipping and water quality survey. For younger students, a bug count session might be more suitable! Find out more about our range of educational sessions here.

Child – £7.95

Adult – £9.95*

November 2018 – March 2019

During the winter, prices include a bio-diversity talk, a keeper Q&A, and an animal encounter! For more information about your winter trip, please click here.

Child – £5.95

Adult – £7.95*

* One teacher is admitted free for every 6 children. The adult price shown above is for any additional adults.

You can also add half an hour in our new soft play area for just £1!


All school groups are required to book in advance. This will allow us to arrange your complimentary session(s), included in the price of your visit. Please email or call us on 01506 870 000.

Planning a trip to the zoo? Why not hire our minibus to take you to and from the zoo for your visit!

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