Plan your visit

Latest visitor information

Edinburgh Zoo is open seven days a week to visitors from across the UK in line with current Scottish Government guidance. 

Your visit will be different to normal as we take measures to ensure the safety of our visitors, staff and animals. 

For the latest visitor information, including what cafes are currently open, please visit our FAQ page.

Gift Shops

Edinburgh Zoo Gift Shop
There's something for everyone cufflinks for dad, jewellery for mum, plenty of great new high quality toys and games for the kids as well as a great selection of books and of course soft toys!
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Eating at Edinburgh Zoo

The zoo has three 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, offering excellent value and service as part of a great day out for the family. 

Jungle Food Court
Visitors can choose from a delicious range of burgers, fish and chips and pizza. As well as a separate coffee bar serving a variety of freshly baked goods, sandwiches, and ice-cream.
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Grasslands Restaurant
Choose from a range of freshly prepared mouthwatering meals, from soups and salads, to pizzas and baguettes.
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Penguins Café
The Penguin Café is perfect for a quick re-fueling. Offering a range of speciality coffees and freshly baked cakes to eat in or take away.
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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, and 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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