Events & Experiences

Are you looking for a different way to celebrate your kid’s birthday? Then look no further and bring those party animals to Edinburgh Zoo!

Children’s birthday parties include:

  • Free entry to Edinburgh Zoo
  • Party bags delivered by our animal mascot
  • Spend the afternoon exploring the Zoo
  • Fruit juice
  • Hungry hippo lunch bag, which contains, cheese and ham sandwich, piece of fruit, yoghurt, crisps and a sweet treat
  • Cost: £18 per child

Optional extras:

  • Birthday cupcakes, £1.50 per person
  • Chips, £1.00 per person
  • Sausage rolls, £1.00 per person

Download our Children's Party Leaflet

Terms and conditions

  • Kid’s parties require one adult per four children; they will gain free entry into the zoo.
  • Any additional adults qualify for a discounted entry fee of £14.
  • Based on a minimum of 8 children and a maximum of 20.
  • Your party will take pride of place at the birthday table in one of our restaurants.
  • Party tea times available are: 12noon; 1pm; 2pm for a 1 hour duration.
  • Animal viewings are subject to availability and no alternatives are available.
  • Team member to greet you on arrival.

Rooms, Spaces and Venues

If you would like to explore some of the amazing venues available at Edinburgh Zoo, please visit our rooms and facilities page for more information.

If you would like to come in for a show round and discuss how our facilities can meet your needs, we would be happy to help. Just contact our Sales and Events team at or call 0131 314 0336.

*Private events are subject to our Terms and Conditions.


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