16 Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In Edinburgh Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Zoos and Wildlife Parks In Edinburgh

We've rounded up the best zoos and wildlife parks in Edinburgh in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 16 Edinburgh zoos and wildlife parks to pick from. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the zoos and wildlife parks 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.

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Kids looking at penguins at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo

  • Edinburgh
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

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 f...

Bear at Five Sisters Zoo Park in West Calder

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...

Birds at Scottish Seabird Centre in North Berwick

Scottish Seabird Centre

  • North Berwick
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The five star Scottish Seabird Centre is perched on the Firth of Forth, overlooking the sandy beaches of North Berwick. With something for all ages,...

Falcon at Tweed Valley Osprey Watch in Peebles

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...

Owl at Scottish Owl Centre in Bathgate

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...

Red Deer in woods at The Scottish Deer Centre in Cupar

The Scottish Deer Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Cupar
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Tucked away in the heart of the Fife Countryside, The Scottish Deer Centre is a real gem of Scottish rural and environmental life and a great place t...

Caiman Lizard at The ZooLab Jungle Room in Falkirk

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...

River at Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve in New Lanark

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...

Falcon in Birds of Prey at World of Wings in Cumbernauld

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...

Pygmy Marmoset at Amazonia in Motherwell

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...

Lion and cub at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park in Stirling

Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park4 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...

Otters at Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee

Camperdown Wildlife Centre

  • Dundee
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Camperdown Wildlife Centre is one of Dundee's most popular attractions especially with families and is home to over 50 species of much loved and care...

Red Kites at Argaty Red Kites in Doune

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...

Frog at Calderglen Country Park in East Kilbride

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...

Boy playing at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre in Comrie

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...

People building a raft at Monikie Country Park in Kirkton of Monikie

Monikie Country Park

  • Kirkton of Monikie
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Monikie Country Park offers reservoirs, woodland and parkland to explore with a woodland adventure playground, High Ropes course and Sailing, Windsur...

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