EDIT: Following today's announcement, the zoo will be closed from tomorrow, Tuesday 5 January, until further notice.

Please wait for further information before contacting us - we will email everyone with prebooked tickets and provide further info as soon as possible 

Thank you for your support and patience while we reviewed the guidance following this weekend’s announcements – it’s been a very challenging year and every ticket or purchase at Edinburgh Zoo helps to feed our animals and care for endangered species in Scotland and around the world.

At this time, Scottish Government guidance for Covid Protection Level 4 means we can remain open, although all indoor spaces, including indoor animal areas and our gift shop, must close from 26 December. Takeaway only catering and ‘Click & Collect’ options from our online shop will be available.

This means we can continue to provide a safe, outdoor environment for City of Edinburgh residents with a wide range of safety measures in place to protect our visitors, staff and animals.

We are also continuing to ask all our visitors to check and follow all government guidance. You must not travel from outside the local authority area to visit our parks while they are in levels 3 or 4.

If you are unable to visit on your booked date due to coronavirus restrictions:

We would like to offer you zoo credit in the form of vouchers which would be valid for 12 months until the end of 2021 and can be used for daytime tickets, in our shops and cafes, or for future events at the zoo.

Please email your booking details to info@rzss.org.uk to request your gift vouchers.

We will process these as quickly as possible. Due to the volume of requests we are receiving at the moment, this may take up to 14 days to process at this time – thank you so much for bearing with us.

If you have another query:

We have updated our FAQs for daytime visits and kindly ask everyone to read this information closely before getting in touch at info@rzss.org.uk.

Please be aware it could take up to 72 hours to receive an email response from our small team. Rest assured, we will come back to you as soon as we can, even if your original booking date has passed.

Thank you again for your support from everyone (and all the animals!) here at RZSS.

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