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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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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...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...



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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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