Events & Experiences

Are you are looking for something to really make your event stand out? Our activities can be tailored to suit adults or children, your event timings and even the theme of your day.

Our activities include:

Team Building With Bite

Every team building event that we run is created especially for you and your team. We have partnered with Team Building With Bite to provide team building unlike anything you have experienced before. From the moment you contact us we will endeavour to find out exactly what you want to get from your day. Using this information, along with the workshop duration and the number of people involved, we will plan an activity that meets your needs.​

Working with the animal keepers here at Edinburgh Zoo, we will design devices that will bring your group together as a team, in addition to enhancing the environment of the animals you will be working with. The chosen species can remain a surprise for you on the day, or we can let you know in advance, the choice is yours. Upon arrival at the workshop venue you will be introduced to your instructors who will give you background information on the species you will be working with and a safety briefing on the tools you will be using. We will then assign you your project, and you will have a set amount of time for your team to work together to create it.

The finished results will then be taken to the animal enclosure and you will have the satisfaction of seeing your hard work put to the ultimate test! Will the animals use, eat, or destroy your efforts?!

Every workshop we run is different, but previous examples at other sites have included...

- Punch bags for hoofstock
- Puzzle feeders for primates 
- Dig boxes for meerkats
- Window feeders for anteaters
- Platforms for tigers 
- Hanging feeders for tapirs and rhino
- Climbing frames for monkeys

If you would like any further information or to book please use the contact details below: or call 0131 314 0378.



Team Building with Purpose

We would like to invite you to explore and experience the sights, sounds (and smells) of the animals in our care, whilst engaging you in thought provoking activities which will help you to consider your organisation’s purpose, core values and culture.

As a charity, RZSS faces many of the same challenges you will face in your day to day work, so we wish to share this knowledge with you, as well as contextualising these challenges in the world of animals and conservation and share the best practice we showcase daily in our research, customer service, events and education.

As you complete the activities, we hope you will gain a greater understanding of your work place, colleagues and your own working style, whilst also enjoying the surroundings of Edinburgh Zoo. If you also happen to learn something about the work we do along the way, then so much the better.

Please email or call us on 0131 314 0336 for the full detailed information pack.


Zoo Quiz

Fancy testing your animal knowledge? Split your delegates into teams and send them off around the enclosures following clues in our specially designed quiz. Then, relax in the Mansion House with a glass of prosecco or a mocktail while we mark the answers. You also have the option of a specially designed awards ceremony that can reward your staff not only for their animal knowledge but also for their work performance. Prices start from £10 per person.

If you would like any further information or to book please use the contact details below: or call 0131 314 0336.



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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