Featuring a wonderful variety of cute and exotic animals, children will be absolutely thrilled with a visit to the Edinburgh Zoo. It also offers younger visitors a Kids Zone where they can do puzzles, meet new additions to the zoo, find out about wildlife in their own back garden and more. A must-see is the penguin parade, held each day at 2:15pm. Another huge attraction of the Edinburgh Zoo is its Giant Pandas enclosure, but note that visitors must book a time-slot to see these magnificent animals as they are kept largely out of the public eye.
Address: 134 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh
Telephone: 0131 334 9171
Transport: Within walking distance of Waverley and Haymarket train stations
Opening times: Open daily, from 9am to 6pm (April to September), 9am to 5pm (October and March), and 9am to 4.30pm (November to February)
Admission: £15.50 (adults), £11 (children). Other concessions available, please check the website for details