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Volunteering

We run a volunteering programme! Volunteers provide much needed help to our zoo staff, and in return we offer our volunteers an invaluable experience within the zoo field.

Zoo Keeping Volunteers

We have a dedicated team of zoo keepers who oversee all aspects of animal care in the zoo. Our zoo keeping volunteer team assist our keeping staff with everything from feeding the animals, to cleaning enclosures, to providing enrichment.

We ask our volunteers to commit to at least one day every week/fortnight/month, for a minimum period of 6 months*. 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.

If you would like any further information on volunteering at the zoo, please email recruitment@fivesisterszoo.co.uk or call the office on 01506 870 000.

* References will only be provided for those who complete the minimum period of 6 months

How do I apply to be a volunteer?

If you are interested in volunteering with us:

1. Please read through our Volunteer and Intern Checklist, Dress Code, and our Data Protection information.

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

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

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

If you can’t commit that much time, or you’re not quite old enough, we offer work experience placements for those aged 15 yrs and up and currently in education. Or if one day a week isn’t enough, we also offer internships for those aged 18 years and up who are doing/have done animal-based studies.

We also offer volunteering within our education department.

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

E: enquiries@fivesisterszoo.co.uk

Leaping Lemurs Soft Play 

T: 01506 872 200