Edinburgh Zoo | Day Out With The Kids

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

  • Kids looking at penguins at Edinburgh Zoo
  • Ababy Koala at Edinburgh Zoo
  • Panda at Edinburgh Zoo

Attraction Information

  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks icon Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Suitable for all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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!


  • Restaurant Onsite Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Available Snacks Available
  • Picnics Allowed Picnics Allowed
  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Edinburgh Zoo's website
0131 314 9171

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

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


General Admission
Adults: £19.50
Kids (3-15): £9.95
Under 3's: Free
Concessions: £17.00

Last Entry

1 hour before attraction closes

More Information

Pets allowed

Assistance/Guide Dogs only

Guest suitability

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. 

Parking facilities

All Day: £4.00


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