From feeding sloths to swimming with sharks, Edinburgh has a range of wild animal encounters you can book.
The Capital is home to several wildlife parks and centres, with Edinburgh Zoo, Deep Sea World, the Scottish Seabird Centre and Five Sisters Zoo all within a drive-able distance from the city. All these places also offer more hands-on experiences to get up closer to the animals. So, here are 10 amazing and adorable animal experiences to book in Edinburgh.
9. Pat a pony
Just a short drive away from Edinburgh city centre is Craigie's Farm, where you and your little ones can meet sheep, Shetland ponies, guinea pigs and other furry friends. The South Queensferry farm holds Animal Handing and Feeding experiences as well as pony grooming sessions for children. Photo: Pixabay
10. Spot deer
A range of amazing animals can be seen at the Scottish Deer Centre in Fife, which is an hour's drive from Edinburgh city centre. The centre has several different species of deer, including reindeer and red deer, as well as bears, wildcats, lynxes and otters. The staff at the centre also hold feeding talks, tours, and Falconry shows for visitors. Photo: -