Events

Join our handsome herd this summer as we open our gates after hours for grown-ups only to enjoy the summer evenings at Edinburgh Zoo!

In celebration of the Giraffe About Town trail hitting the streets this July, Edinburgh Zoo presents a series of After Hours evenings exclusively for adults to enjoy, supported by Glenmorangie.

Relax and unwind to the sound of acoustic sets by the lawn or simply soak in the early evening ambience at the zoo with local food and drink kiosks throughout.  

These evening events are dedicated adults only nights, however we also have a range of family and member only evenings available to choose from. If you fancy a dino-mite night out with the family in tow, check out our dinosaur-themed After Hours.

Read our FAQs for more information on what will be open and closed during our After Hours events.

 

 

Dates and times

Friday 24 and Saturday 25 June

Friday 8 and Saturday 9 July

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August

Tickets can be purchased for entry from three timeslots – 6pm, 6:15pm and 6:30pm. Please note you can arrive after your booked time, however last entry is 8pm and the event will close at 9:30pm. Edinburgh Zoo Terms & Conditions apply.

Prices

  • Adults: £18.50
  • Adult member: £14.00
  • Carer: Free 

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  • Prestige adult: £28.50 
  • Prestige RZSS adult member: £24.00 
  • Prestige carer (must bring carers card or other ID): £10.00 

Our prestige ticket includes exclusive entry through the Budongo gate at the top of the car park, where you will then head into the Budongo trail for VIP drinks and canape reception. Followed by a ranger talk on our handsome herd. Please note, entry is at 5:30pm with last entry at 5:45pm.

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Member only evenings

We are hosting two After Hours events at Edinburgh Zoo exclusively for members of all ages to enjoy on Friday 17 June and Saturday 18 June 2022. These events are strictly for RZSS members only and proof of membership will be required to gain entry.

Join us for a range of dino-mite evenings filled with acoustic music, face painting, kids entertainment, outdoor games and more, for all ages to enjoy. With a selection of themed food and drink kiosks throughout, adventurers can stop to re-charge before heading on to explore our animal exhibits and braving dinosaur territory at dusk!

Don’t forget to capture a lasting memory at our prehistoric photo opportunity and take home your own personalised souvenir from our kiosks in the gift shop.

Tickets can be purchased for entry from three timeslots – 6pm, 6:15pm and 6:30pm. Please note you can arrive after your booked time, however last entry is 8pm and the event will close at 9:30pm. Edinburgh Zoo Terms & Conditions apply.

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