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Five Sisters Zoo

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Amazing zoo

Must be the best zoo in the United Kingdom. The staff are so friendly and more than willing to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Thomas E
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Great wee day

I have visited 5 sisters several times now over the past couple of years and returned again on 1st... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pinstar
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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The Five Sisters Zoo offers a great value family day out for all the family. With over 120 different species from all around the world from bats to bears and lemurs to lynx everyone has their favourites. Daily handling sessions, keeper talks and...more
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Gavieside, West Calder EH55 8PT, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must be the best zoo in the United Kingdom. The staff are so friendly and more than willing to discuss the animals their enthusiasm and knowledge is amazing. I visit the place regularly and have saw it expand over the years. Amazing what yous are...More

Thank Thomas E
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you love the Zoo as much as we all do and we greatly appreciate your support over the years.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited 5 sisters several times now over the past couple of years and returned again on 1st November. We were first in and the only people there for around half an hour. It was great having peace and quiet and even though it...More

1  Thank Pinstar
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your recent review, we are delighted that you enjoy visiting the Zoo and like the new indoor soft play area! Look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited for the first time today after stumbling across it on Google Maps, and can safely say we had an excellent time. Staff were incredibly friendly and the overall ticket price was very reasonable also. Great variety of animals all in...More

Thank Daniel L
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your recent comments - we are delighted that you both enjoyed your visit and especially the reptile house - it's amazing with over 60 species in it! Look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited here on previous visits to Scotland and enjoyed ourselves. Unfortunately during our end of October visit the place seemed messy and half closed off. The farm area was closed, as was the deer walk through and the whole lower path walk. There...More

Thank juliaandadam123
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry to learn that you didn't enjoy this recent visit to the Zoo, we apologise for the farm area being closed off, but the deer area is no longer a walk through and you are only able to view them through the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic zoo, with good enclosures. The animals all looked healthy and had space, which is not something you see often. The enclosures are also built in clever ways to allow good view points or direct interaction with the animals. Our daughter is less than a...More

Thank C5469RTalexd
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your recent comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and intend coming back regularly - there's always something new to see or do! We appreciate you comments about the good enclosure, staff work hard looking after the needs...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Advised to pay this place a visit and im so glad we did. It is fabulous! We have a 5 and 3 year old and they ran around the place for 5 hours. Theres isnt a single animal we didnt get to see and the...More

Thank ruav135
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your recent comments and delighted to learn that you had a brilliant visit and enjoyed seeing all the animals we care for. Unfortunately I don't think you found our larger cafe - it's located in the new indoor soft play...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly priced this zoo relies on visits reading all the information boards ! Nice little acknowledgement to the poor animals lost in the fire very fitting . We visited and spent 5 hours and enjoyed all the animals . The zoo was having a load...More

Thank willyhaw
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit, especially watching the lions and hearing them as well! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future - the two new female snow leopards will be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours walking round this zoo with my teenage son. Much better than Edinburgh zoo as everything is much closer together. Nice looking funfair rides for younger kids and few walkthrough areas which made place interesting. You can tell this place is...More

Thank Fifetrio
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you and your husband back at a future date.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading the reviews I was excited to take the kids here, We managed to spend 3 hours and that was stretching it out. It felt as if it was unfinished. staff were not the most competent either. If you want a good day save...More

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fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to the Zoo, we can appreciate that it doesn't appeal to everyone, but hoping that you managed to see many of the animals that we care for and the rescue lions and bears?

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic day out! Super to see so many animals that have been rescued living somewhere where they receive care that is so much better. Even as people who visit lots of zoos we saw so many species we had never seen before!

Thank Lj B
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review - we are so pleased to learn that you enjoyed your visit and we were able to introduce you to some new species. Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Fiona N
3 July 2018|
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Response from fivesisterszoo | Property representative |
Normally we recommend allowing up to 2 hours to visit the Zoo, there are many different areas with animals to view, also there are keeper talks, handling sessions and lemur feeds that you can pay a little extra for. There... More
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Samantha77x
11 March 2018|
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Response from Odd Lennart L | Reviewed this property |
ooooh yes goats you can be very Close to question 2 im not sure
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marie e
23 February 2018|
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Response from Garry B | Reviewed this property |
As above there are the usual rides , but they are not expensive . You can also pay to feed and or handle some of the animals , but you don’t need to do this as there is plenty to do . You will have a great day out .
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