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A great day out!
Member Name: Nic25
Advantages: Lots to do, great day trip
Disadvantages: Fairly Expensive
Edinburgh Zoo is a fabulous day out for the whole family.
Only living an hour or so away, I have been multiple times, and every time have had a wonderful day and went home very happy.
The outside of the Zoo is very well done, with jungle style theme, and lots of bright colours, which the kids love.
You enter into a large atrium, which has the ticket kiosk, toilets (I believe) and the gift shop within. This is lovely and spacious and never feels too crowded.
After paying at the kiosk, you wander through a set of doors into the main part of the Zoo.
The animal exhibits are nicely sized, with multiple breeds of animals living together in some, which made a nice change. The exhibits are well spread out, over a large area, which means you really do need the day to see everything.
One part if up a very steep hill, which is a lovely walk if you have the time (and the inclination!) but if not there are little safari buses which run up iy at regular intervals, and once up the top you have the choice of taking a ride back down, or leaving the bus and walking back down, which I'd recommend in order to see all the animals.
Interspersed with the exhibits are lots of little food kiosks (which are expensive), fabulous play parks for the kids, and a perfectly satisfactory, if a little expensive, cafe-restuarant.
This is definately a place to go if you're looking for a day out in Edinburgh. It is a little pricey to get in, but well worth it, and great value if you make the most of everything the park has to offer.
Summary: A gabulous day out for the whole family.
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