Edinburgh Zoo | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Edinburgh Zoo

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, Edinburgh Zoo is currently closed to the public. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

Don't worry - you can find lots more great days out in Edinburgh, or you can browse days out all over the UK here.

Attraction Information

Make a beeline for Edinburgh Zoo. Come and visit the 1000+ rare animals and watch the UK’s only giant pandas nibbling on bamboo!

On loan from China for 10 years these pandas are a must-see for animal lovers. Check out their state of the art enclosure and see Tian Tian (Sweetie) and Yang Guang (Sunshine) whilst you still can. Kids will love meeting the bright pink flamingos, cool koalas and a hilarious hippopotamus.

Waddle over to one of Europe’s largest penguin enclosures at Penguin Rock. Most days there is the penguin parade where the little guys strut their stuff, and there’s also a diving board for the penguins to leap into the pool. Make sure to say hey to the mischievous meerkats, chimpanzees and Scottish Wildcats. Do you dare meet the reptiles and amphibians at Wee Beasties?

  • Home to the only giant pandas in the UK
  • Waddle over to Penguin Rock
  • 1000+ rare animals to meet!

Opening hours

April - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

October & March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

November - February
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 
Closed 25th December

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

Pricing

General Admission from 2nd March 2020
Adults (16+): £21:95
Kids (3-15): £12:50
Under 3's: Free
Concession (ID required): £19:95

Last entry is 1 hour before closing

Travel & Contact Information

Address

Edinburgh Zoo, 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH12 6TS, Scotland

Phone number

0131 314 9171

Map

Website

Click here to visit Edinburgh Zoo's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

All Day: £4.00

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Edinburgh Zoo is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Due to the hilly nature of the location, some routes involve steps or steep slopes which are unsuitable for wheelchairs. There are accessible routes highlighted on the accessibility map. 

Yes, Edinburgh Zoo have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

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