Situated three miles west of the city centre, Edinburgh Zoo offers much more than the world-famous Penguin Parade and those headline-grabbing pandas, being home to over 1000 rare and endangered animals. The hillside location means that a visit can be strenuous, but it’s worth it; the Amur leopards have rock-star charisma and the views of the city are fantastic. There are three cafes, and a soft play area for kids.
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Creeping and crawling animals from the insect world are on display with plenty of handling sessions and crafts for youngsters.
Go Wild Ceilidh
A ceilidh featuring music from the band, Corra, with all proceeds going to Marie Curie.
Introduction to Ferns
A day course led by Heather McHaffie, giving an insight into the life-cycle of ferns.
Pollinator Identification for Beginners
Learn how to identify common pollinators, including bumblebees, honeybees, hoverflies and more.
Spider Phobia Workshop
Meet arachnophobia head on, armed with knowledge and a safe and friendly atmosphere. Booking recommended. Price includes full admission to Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect world.
Explore Edinburgh Zoo after hours and join in on the carnival themed fun which includes live entertainment, talks, Q&As, street food and drink, silent disco, face painting, quirky photo opportunities and much more.
Fri 26 May
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Fri 9 Jun
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Win entry to Zoo Nights at Edinburgh Zoo
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Cry Wolf28 May 2009
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Take Me Out2 Apr 2009
From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid
The Budungo Trail24 Apr 2008
Kings of the swingers
In Edinburgh a group of extrovert housemates have just moved into a new high tech environment where they will be under almost constant supervision by the public. For the next few weeks experts predict squabbles, group bonding and excessive personal…