Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo
Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS
  • Telephone 0131 334 9171
  • Opening times Apr–Sep daily 9am–6pm; Oct & Mar 9am–5pm; Nov–Feb 9am–4pm.
  • Admission £15.50 (£13; under 16s £11; under 3s free).
  • Website www.edinburghzoo.org.uk
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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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Creepy Crawlies

Creeping and crawling animals from the insect world are on display with plenty of handling sessions and crafts for youngsters.

Sat 14 Oct

Free free with Zoo entry / 0131 314 0340

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Sun 15 Oct

Free free with Zoo entry / 0131 314 0340

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Mon 16 Oct

Free free with Zoo entry / 0131 314 0340

  • 11:00 – 15:30
…and 13 more dates until 29 Oct

Reviews & features

The Best Activities for Kids and Families in Edinburgh

3 Mar 2015

Places to go and things to do in Auld Reekie

Visitors have been climbing to the top of Camera Obscura’s rooftop chamber for over 150 years, so they must be doing something right. Up there, you can view Edinburgh through a giant periscope, ‘pick up’ a bus or person on a piece of paper, and learn…

Cry Wolf

28 May 2009

Edinburgh Zoo has announced the return of wolves following a 16-year hiatus. Three wolves have made their way from the Highland Wildlife Park. Due to hunting, habitat loss and diseases, they are now confined to small pockets in a handful of countries.

Take Me Out

2 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 Trail

24 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…

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