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Five Sisters Zoo

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Gavieside, West Calder EH55 8PT, Scotland
+44 1506 870000
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Amazing zoo on a small scale

What they have achieved here is beyond belief. This place has all of its fantastic animals up close... read more

Reviewed today
William H
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Great as always

Never fails to suprise me. I love coming here .the animals are so well looked after and plenty of... read more

Reviewed today
Nichola M
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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 feed the lemur sessions. School and groups are most welcome, group rates available. Please see the website for full details and admission charges. Open all year.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“play area” (65 reviews)
“reptile house” (98 reviews)
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Gavieside, West Calder EH55 8PT, Scotland
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+44 1506 870000
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"sisters zoo"
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"value for money"
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"young kids"
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"great family day"
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"keep up the good work"
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"animal handling"
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"soft play"
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Reviewed today via mobile

What they have achieved here is beyond belief. This place has all of its fantastic animals up close and personal. Great space in all of the enclosures and happy creatures within. This was our first visit and we loved it so much we bought annual...More

Thank William H
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Reviewed today via mobile

Never fails to suprise me. I love coming here .the animals are so well looked after and plenty of room in their enclosure. Each time i go there is something different added to it. Now plenty seats around the zoo also to sit back and...More

Thank Nichola M
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Reviewed today via mobile

We had a lovely day out with my grand daughter last Saturday. It was a sunny day so a lot of the animals were sheltering from the heat but we still managed to catch a glimpse of most of them. The only downside which spoiled...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited for the second time this year today and had a fantastic day. Our 2 year old loves this place and could easily spend all day here. The animals are great and you get really close to most of them. Didn’t use the cafes as...More

Thank jgs24915
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fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your recent review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit and enjoyed seeing all the animals. The soft play is great fun, so hopefully you can give that a go on your next visit.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited the zoo again this weekend with my family. As always we had the best day. We feed the lemurs and went to some of the keeper talks! All the animals look so happy and well cared for. All keepers are so knowledgable and you...More

1  Thank amyanne30
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fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you very much for your recent comments - we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and found all the animals to be well cared for. Glad you enjoyed the new soft play and restaurant and we hope to welcome you back again in...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a very noisy play area in the centre of the zoo which also incorporates a mini funfair. Music was continually blaring out of this area even though within a few feet of it there were Fishing Cats, Linx and other animals. These poor...More

3  Thank Eileen E
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fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

We are sorry that you didn't enjoy your second visit to the zoo (your 1st review was last December). The fun fair music is now turned down low and with regards to your comment about the parrots, there are notices on the parrot enclosures regarding...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited the zoo for the first time today with our children and we were really impressed. We had heard that it was small compared to Edinburgh zoo, but its much bigger than we expected with loads of animals. I also felt like we were...More

1  Thank lauracameron
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fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your recent review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and saw all the animals up close. We have a new cafe which is in the new soft play building and the cafe is much larger, so perhaps if...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is a fun, family environment with lots to do for children. The play park is great for children of all ages and accessible for less able children. The car park at the entrance is treacherous to walk over so not handy for buggys...More

Thank Steph H
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fivesisterszoo, Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you found us to be a fun, family friendly environment with lots to do for children. However, we are very sorry that you found our car park and entrance treacherous to walk over, we were very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 2 year old for a birthday day out and thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. There's not too much walking unlike Edinburgh zoo and you can get really close to the animals, the bird walk through is great! The kids park and...More

Thank Fern C
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fivesisterszoo, Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your 5 star review and great comments, we are delighted everyone thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the zoo. We are sorry that you were not able to get into the individual enclosures in the petting Zoo. These animals were under...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids had an amazing time at the zoo plenty to keep them entertained would highly recommended anyone with young kids to visit especially if they love animals such a great day out and great price.More

Thank Craig M
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fivesisterszoo, General Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you very much for your 5 star review and great comments. We are delighted that both you and your kids had a great visit to the zoo. We look forward to welcoming you back to the zoo for another visit again in the...More

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Fiona N
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Response from Cameron C | Reviewed this property |
As long as you want. You can spend the whole day there as there are places to eat or if you want take lunch with you as there are plenty of picnic tables all around the zoo. But ideally allow yourself 3 to 4 hours at a slow... More
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ooooh yes goats you can be very Close to question 2 im not sure
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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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