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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh ZooThe Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
134 Corstorphine Road
EH12 6TS
Telephone: 0131 3349171


Edinburgh Zoo is the largest and most exciting wildlife attraction in Scotland, committed to the highest standards of animal welfare, education and conservation.

In just one day you can meet over 1000 wonderful animals in this beautiful parkland on the outskirts of Edinburgh.

There are also a wide range of exciting visitor experiences, from a free Hilltop Safari ride, the UK's only koalas.

There are also numerous children's play areas, restaurants, picnic areas and don't forget to pick up a 'zoovinier' from our gift shop.

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It may be worth checking out Edinburgh Zoo's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.


We do strongly suggest you contact Edinburgh Zoo before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
Edinburgh Zoo is open every day of the year, even Christmas day!
April to September 9am to 6pm
October and March 9am to 5pm
November to February 9am to 4.30pm.


"I'm hungry"

We have two self-service restaurants, Jungle Food Court and Grasslands which offer a wide range of substantial meals and snacks. The Jungle Food Court also has a soft-play area for young children. There are also numerous ice cream kiosks and drink/snack machines located around the park.

healthy food

For visitors with special dietary requirement we offer healthy meal options and for those with allergies, we take care to mark all items which may contain nuts, but if you have any doubts, please consult one of our catering assistants, who'll be happy to advise you.

"Can I have one of those?"

We have an extensive soft animal toy collection and everything from jewellery, clothing, confectionary through to an environmentally sustainable range of beautiful gifts from Fair Trade

"i need a wee"

There are toilets located in the restaurants and throughout the park and disabled toilets and baby changing facilities and are available in most of these. There is also a colourful family toilet by the entrance to the Zoo.

and baby come too...

Both our cafeterias offer branded baby food, and there are facilities to heat up bottles or jars. High chairs are available in all our cafeterias and restaurants.


"are we there yet?"

Edinburgh Zoo, located on Corstorphine Road, to the west of Edinburgh city is well serviced by public transport. With bus stops located directly outside the Zoo, it makes it easily accessible by the following buses - 12, 26, 31, X48, Airlink and Citylink.

...got any top tips?

Edinburgh Zoo is on a leafy hillside so we recommend taking advantage of the Hilltop Safari tour to the hilltop for beautiful views of not only our animals but also the city of Edinburgh!

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adult £19
Child 3 to 15 years £14.45
Child (under 3) Free
Concession £16.50
Cheaper online in advance!


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Edinburgh ZooThe Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
134 Corstorphine Road
EH12 6TS
Telephone: 0131 3349171