School Visit Information 2018-03-23T09:09:43+00:00

School Visit Information

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 sessions or an animal handling session. For primary school students we recommend one of our 30-45 minute OPAL science sessions. For nursery students, animal handling or 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.

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 accordingly.

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