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Best Petting Zoos In Edinburgh, Edinburgh and Lothian

We've rounded up the best petting zoos in Edinburgh in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 0 Edinburgh petting zoos to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the petting zoos we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

We're still waiting to list petting zoos in Edinburgh but there's still plenty of fun to be had – try one of these instead!

Calderglen Country Park

  • East Kilbride
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

The understated Calderglen Country Park is a much more rounded day than it sounds, boasting Children's Zoo, Tropical Glasshouses, 2 Adventure Play Ar...

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve

  • New Lanark
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve stretches along both sides of the Clyde gorge, which is fringed by modern mixed plantation and ancient natural woodla...

Tweed Valley Osprey Watch

  • Peebles
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Tweed Valley Osprey Watch , in Tweed Valley Forest Park Follow the progress of the osprey family at the nest from springtime, egg laying through to r...

Lamont Farm Project

  • Erskine
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Animal welfare is at the heart of Lamont Farm Project , where animals are rescued and, where possible, rehomed. However if a suitable home can’t be f...

East Links Family Park

  • Dunbar
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

At East Links Family Park take a wild ride on a farm safari and discover twenty acres of beautiful Scottish countryside. As your family zooms across...

East Yonderton Farm

  • Renfrew
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

East Yonderton is a fantastic little place in Renfrewshire where you can pick your own fresh soft fruit during the summer. The farm has been around s...

Amazonia

  • Motherwell
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Does the unpredictable British summer get you down? Or do you find yourself craving a more tropical climate in the winter? Amazonia will keep you nic...

Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre

  • Glasgow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre is a park with Glen Nature Walk, Children's Farm and Courtyard Visitor Centre plus an adjacent Leisure Centre which...



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World of Wings

  • Cumbernauld
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

There’s a lot of airborne fun waiting for you at World of Wings! Home to the largest birds of prey collection in Scotland, listen to talks and watch...

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park3.5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Safari Parks

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park is a great day out for the family. Kids can enjoy getting their faces painted and will love the brand new ad...

Briarlands Farm

  • Stirling
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

A stringent dose of fresh air and family activities are what’s on the menu at Briarlands Farm. Feed the animals, bounce on the jumping pillow, have a...

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre

  • Comrie
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre offers a full day out with all the elements you could ask for: animals, play areas indoors and out and loads of activit...

Argaty Red Kites

  • Doune
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Argaty Red Kites is a bird watching centre that gives you a unique chance to get close to these exciting birds and learn more about them. The aim of...

Five Sisters Zoo

  • West Calder
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

West Calder’s ‘premier’ wildlife attraction, Five Sisters Zoo is all about conservation and education. With over 180 different species of mammals, bi...

Scottish Owl Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Bathgate
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Scottish Owl Centre has one of the largest collections of owls in the world, as well as a great adventure playground! With educational, physical...

Almondell and Calderwood Country Park

  • Broxburn
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Almondell and Calderwood Country Park is a 220 acre Country Park in Mid Calder, offering woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas and seating and b...

Almond Valley Heritage Trust4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Livingston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

All the family will enjoy a wonderful day out at Almond Valley Heritage Centre, situated at the heart of Scotland just outside Livingston, West Lothi...

Craigie's Farm Shop and Cafe

  • Edinburgh
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Take a break from city life for a day at the beautiful Craigie's Farm Shop and Café. It’s nearby Edinburgh but it has all the wonders of the countrys...

The ZooLab Jungle Room

  • Larbert
  • Indoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Creepy crawlies, slimy snakes and all things that kids love! The ZooLab Jungle Room has them plus a whole lot more! Explore an indoor rainforest expe...

Deep Sea World

  • North Queensferry
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Take a peek into life deep underwater at Deep Sea World - Scotland's national aquarium. Located beneath the world-famous Forth Rail Bridge, it’s home...

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