Information For Teachers

Five Sisters Zoo is an ideal location for a school visit offering educational packages suitable for all age groups from nursery and primary, to secondary school 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!

We offer a range of activities, most notably our exciting OPAL science sessions down on our nature trail. During the winter we also offer a range of indoor activities, including animal encounters, biodiversity talks and keeper Q&A sessions. No matter what the weather, there’s always things to see and do!

To compliment your trip we also offer interdisciplinary class work booklets on five different topics. These include activities to do before, during, and after your visit. These were developed by a local teacher through an Excellence in Education Business Links (EEBL) project funded through West Lothian Council.

With over 175 species of animals from around the world, there’s so much to learn about! From bats and bears to lemurs and lynx, we can cover a wide range of topics all related to the Curriculum for Excellence.

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Check out our full education programme, including handling sessions and our exciting outdoor OPAL science sessions!

The animals at Five Sisters, West Lothian zoo enjoying the little snow

IN PIC................. Australian Parma wallaby in the snow.

(c) Wullie Marr/DEADLINE NEWS

For pic details, contact Wullie Marr........... 07989359845

Planning a winter trip? We still have plenty to offer! Click below for full details.


Interested in one of our class work booklets? See which topics we offer and download teacher’s notes below!

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Ready to book? Click below for our discounted school rates and information on how to book!

What are other schools saying about their visits to Five Sisters Zoo?