Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 1,000 rare and beautiful animals and the UK’s only giant pandas.
Get closer than ever before as you come face to face with the Sumatran tigers in their new enclosure – Tiger Tracks, or witness the world famous Penguin Parade featuring the knighted penguin, Sir Nils Olav. Wee Beasties is home to a number of exciting species including reptiles, amphibians and insects. There are also children’s play areas, restaurants and picnic spots.
- Provides: Free wi-fi
Reviews & features
Best zoos and farms to take the kids to in Scotland5 Jul 2018
Want to see animals without optical equipment? Here's where to go
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The Best Activities for Kids and Families in Edinburgh3 Mar 2015
Places to go and things to do in Auld Reekie
Visitors have been climbing to the top of Camera Obscura’s rooftop chamber for over 150 years, so they must be doing something right. Up there, you can view Edinburgh through a giant periscope, ‘pick up’ a bus or person on a piece of paper, and learn…
Cry Wolf28 May 2009
Edinburgh Zoo has announced the return of wolves following a 16-year hiatus. Three wolves have made their way from the Highland Wildlife Park. Due to hunting, habitat loss and diseases, they are now confined to small pockets in a handful of countries.
Take Me Out2 Apr 2009
From cycling, pirate ships, dolphin watching and woodland walks to face-painting, castles, beaches and alien designs, Anna Millar handpicks some of the finest days out and events this Easter, whether you’re a big or a little kid
The Budungo Trail24 Apr 2008
Kings of the swingers
In Edinburgh a group of extrovert housemates have just moved into a new high tech environment where they will be under almost constant supervision by the public. For the next few weeks experts predict squabbles, group bonding and excessive personal…