Edinburgh Zoo

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Overview

Set in over 82 acres of wooded hillside, Edinburgh Zoo is home to over 2,500 amazing and endangered animals. there are many different ways to enjoy your day out. You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas and a fantastic gift shop. We want our visitors to have an unforgettable day out, so please visit our website to make the most of your day! Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, the Zoo is situated three miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre. Apart from getting close to over 1,000 rare and endangered animals, there are many different ways to enjoy your day out. You can experience a busy programme of educational events and activities - ranging from keeper talks through to hands-on animal encounters - and a wide-range of eating experiences, several play areas and a fantastic gift shop.
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Access Card Notes

Access Card with '+1' symbol accepted as proof for a free essential companion ticket. Suitable for visitors with limited mobility, Wheelchair access throughout and dedicated accessible car parking. Wheelchair and motorised mobility scooter hire available.

Contact details

Edinburgh Zoo 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 6TS
Phone: 0131 314 0326

Standing and Queueing

Standing
We can get very busy in certain seasons. Any visitors who have difficulty standing or queuing should speak to a member of staff in the Admission area who will aim to provide seating or offer fast-track admission, where possible. Seating is available throughout the park.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access is available throughout the zoo, with accessibility ramps from the admission building right through to viewing areas of enclosures, lifts in the Budongo Trail and dedicated accessible toilets around the park.

Please note that we are located on Corstorphine Hill, and where we do have wheelchair accessibility throughout, please be aware that some areas are quite steep.

An accessibility map is available on the website, and upon request in the admissions building, which will show an accessible route and accessible toilets.

We do offer a mobility vehicle to reach these higher areas, which is a completely free service.

Short Distances

Short distance
We are set over 82 acres with the majority of our enclosures outdoors and spaced around this space, so a good amount of walking would be required to fully enjoy the zoo.

We do offer a hire service for wheelchairs, and electric mobility scooters, however numbers are extremely limited and offered on a first-come-first-served.

Our mobility vehicle is also available to use by those who need it, free of charge.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
We have a number of toilet blocks around the zoo, with a number of dedicated accessible toilets. Visitors are free to use these as they require

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Only fully trained and accredited assistance dogs, who are assisting a visitor, are permitted to enter the Zoo but please be aware that access may be restricted to certain areas.

Please bring relevant proof of accreditation as this may be asked for on arrival. If you wish to bring an assistance dog into the park, please inform a member of our admissions team when you arrive.

Unfortunately, we are unable to allow assistance dogs into any indoor or walkthrough exhibits, or certain outdoor areas.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Visitors with disabilities may admit one one accompanying carer free of charge when they pay full adult / child price.