Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo
Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
  • Telephone 0131 334 9171
  • Opening times Apr–Sep 9am–6pm; Oct & Mar 9am–5pm; Nov–Feb 10am–4pm.
  • Website www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
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Edinburgh Zoo

Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and beautiful animals and the UK’s only giant pandas.

Get closer than ever before as you come face to face with the Sumatran tigers in their enlarged enclosure – Tiger Tracks, or witness the world famous Penguin Parade featuring the knighted penguin, Sir Nils Olav. Wee Beasties is home to a number of exciting species including reptiles, amphibians and insects. And to make the most out of your visit, take part in one of the workshops or the keepers’ experience. The Zoo holds various special – sometimes after hours – events throughout the year such as The Kiltwalk, The Zoo Careers Day, The Lantern Festival or The Bricklive Ocean.There are also children’s play areas, restaurants and picnic spots to make your visit complete.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

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Nature Photography Workshop

Nature photography course with renowned professional photographer Laurie Campbell.

Mon 15 Jun

£135–£150 / 0131 334 9171

Tue 16 Jun

£135–£150 / 0131 334 9171

Thu 20 Aug

£135–£150 / 0131 334 9171

…and 7 more dates until 25 Sep

Spiders: Fight Your Phobia

Afraid of spiders? This workshop at Edinburgh Zoo aims to help you manage your phobia through a variety of tasks and hypnosis.

Sat 18 Jul

£85.50–£95 / 0131 314 0327

Sun 2 Aug

£85.50–£95 / 0131 314 0327

Sun 30 Aug

£85.50–£95 / 0131 314 0327

…and 3 more dates until 7 Nov

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