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Five Sisters Zoo

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We had our first visit today - a nice little zoo, though a bit worn in places and in need of tlc... read more

Reviewed yesterday
scotbokkie
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scotland
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Great day out

We had a lovely interesting and fun day at 5 Sisters Zoo. Both children 7 and 4 enjoyed our four... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kim F
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Dunfermline, 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 yesterday via mobile

We had our first visit today - a nice little zoo, though a bit worn in places and in need of tlc. That apart we very much enjoyed our visit and spent 2hrs there (would be a struggle to fill a day) then had snacks...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely interesting and fun day at 5 Sisters Zoo. Both children 7 and 4 enjoyed our four hour visit even though some of the attractions were closed. I was very impressed with the care and environment for animals also the conservation and...More

Thank Kim F
Reviewed 4 days ago

Did not know about this zoo, until a lady in a Fish & Chip shop told us about it. What a gem. Visiting with our grandchildren we had a fabulous day out. Lions, Bears and everything else would expect in a zoo were there. They...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Poorly sign posted to animals etc. There were a lot of empty cages and the place in general appeared very run down. I am aware there was a fire however, maybe it should remain close until its fit for purpose. Very dissapointing don't go.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well run, clean with high standard of animal welfare. Restaurant good food at very reasonable prices. I was very impressed and will return. Wish there were more viewing areas without netting for photography.

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fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your recent comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and found the Zoo to be of a high standard. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day out, lots of animals to see and things to do would highly recommend it. Would say 6-7 hrs worth

Thank Matthew S
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your recent review - we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and would happily recommend a visit to the Zoo. Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This by far is the best zoo. They take in unwanted animals and rescue them. I have been many times and have never been disappointed in my visits. Also easy to get around unlike the zoo, Edinburgh. Makes this easy to access by all types...More

Thank moi54
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and for your support of the Zoo over the years. We are delighted that you always enjoy your visits. Everyone at the Zoo works hard on a daily basis looking after both the animals and the visitors,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very surprised. not sure what to expect having previously visited both Edinburgh zoo and Blair drummond safari park and been slightly disappointed but 5 sisters surpasses both. Smaller scale family run zoo with most animals coming from sanctuaries that can no longer look after them...More

1  Thank Me-Jess-Monkey
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you enjoyed your first visit to the Zoo and enjoyed meeting all the animals that we care for. Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a family from Edinburgh we visited on a day trip with our 2 kids - what a great day out. Fantastic zoo with plenty to do for the kids, lots to see and very reasonable when it comes to entry prices and food inside!...More

Thank Lauren_clox
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent comments, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and found there to be lots to see and do. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the zoo for the first time today as a family of four. We were absolutely delighted when all four of the lions came right up to the fence to see us and felt within touching distance. Truly beautiful animals. All enclosures were clean...More

Thank scrumptiousxx
fivesisterszoo, Public Relations Manager at Five Sisters Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your first visit to the Zoo. The lions are amazing to see them up close and the otters are a firm favourite with many of our supporters! We have a new car...More

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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
12 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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