Volunteering 2017-11-09T20:30:37+00:00


We have a well managed volunteer programme which gives all willing volunteers an invaluable experience within the zoo field.

Animal Care Volunteer

We have a dedicated team of zoo keepers who oversee all aspects of animal care in the Zoo. Most of our volunteering team assist this team, from the feeding and cleaning, to providing enrichment for the animals.

Anyone wishing to volunteer must be at least 16 years of age for insurance purposes and have their own means of getting to and from the Zoo.

How do I apply to be a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering:

1. Please read the relevant information sheet and checklist and dress code.

2. Download and fill in the Application Form and Emergency Contact Form.

3. Email your completed Application Form, Emergency Contact Form and CV to recruitment@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

We’ll then be in touch with you!

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you soon..

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