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Winter trips

We have seen just how popular the animal handling sessions are amongst visitors of all ages, and we know how our curriculum-linked booklets and teacher’s notes can compliment your classroom learning. These are just two of the things we can offer your group in the winter months.Exclusively for the winter period from November to February we have even more on offer for visiting educational groups.

For the period November to February, your class will also have the opportunity for an exclusive Keeper Q & A session and biodiversity talk. These are as individual as the classes which visit, and we aim to meet the specific learning objectives and level to best complement your classroom learning. This could have a focus on habitats and adaptations, distribution of species or human impacts on the environment, for example. We encourage clear communications with teachers pre-visit if there is something specific our education team are to discuss and explore with the visiting class.

Visiting classes get reduced admission prices which includes the session(s) at no additional cost. For your winter trip, you can take advantage of even further reductions! See the prices in our downloadable education programme here.

Tell me more!


  • Biodiversity talk;
  • Inter-disciplinary class work booklets with teacher’s notes;
  • Keeper Q & A session;
  • Animal handling session, and;
  • Lunch reservation.


  • Learning linked with the Curriculum for Excellence;
  • Excellent feedback from previous groups;
  • Free parking;
  • All-weather options, and;
  • Level ground with step-free access.


Email or call the office on 01506 870000 to discuss and arrange your class trip today – it is very quick and easy! (our feedback says so!)

What might your class winter trip look like?

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