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Gift shop

Edinburgh Zoo gift shop
There's something for everyone in our gift shop, including cufflinks for dad, jewellery for mum and plenty of great high quality toys and games for kids to enjoy!
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Eating at Edinburgh Zoo

The zoo has two cafés and several kiosks offering a wide range of hot and cold food, snacks and drinks. Whatever you fancy, there’s something to suit all tastes! We offer excellent value and service as part of a great day out for the family. 


Penguins Café
The Penguin Café is perfect for a quick re-fuelling. Offering a range of speciality coffees and freshly baked cakes to eat in or take away.
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Grasslands Restaurant
Choose from a range of freshly prepared mouth-watering meals, from soups and salads, to pizzas and baguettes.
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Kiosks (weather dependant)

Feeling a bit peckish, but don’t need a full meal? Then look out for our special kiosks dotted around the zoo. Many of the kiosks also sell batteries and plastic rain ponchos. All of our kiosks are open subject to weather conditions and visitor numbers.

Other Facilities at Edinburgh Zoo

Picnic Areas

Whatever the weather, it is fun to eat outdoors! We’ve provided lots of benches and picnic areas to allow you to do just that. The two main picnic areas are located at the hilltop and around the main lawn in front of the mansion house.

Play Areas

There are several play areas around the zoo, designed to allow children to have fun in a safe environment. Please ensure that your children are supervised at all times.


We have small number of lockers available for hire each day on a first come first serve basis in our main entrance. The lockers are 40cm x 80cm x 40cms and are suitable for a small wheelie case. Please ask at the front desk for more information about this service. A fee applies for the locker rental, please ask on arrival for pricing and availability.

Mansion house

Located in the heart of the zoo, the mansion house is currently closed to the general public but available for weddings, private functions, meetings and conferences.

For more information please visit our private functions, weddings and conferences section for more information.

* Please dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided, otherwise it encourages unwelcome visitors like seagulls and grey squirrels. Edinburgh Zoo also has special bins for recycling plastic bottles so please use these to help save the environment

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