YOTD Official Launch

YOTD Official Launch

Getting to the Year of the Dad Launch


Edinburgh Zoo Location

RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, EH12 6TS


Arriving by Public Transport and Cycling?

Please visit the Zoo website here for more information.


Arriving by Car?

The zoo carpark entrance is adjacent to the main entrance and the hotel.

Parking is free for guests – on your arrival please tell the carpark attendant that you are attending the Year of the Dad Launch.

Please note that parking is limited and allocated on a first come first served basis. During the day, some parking can also be found within the vicinity of the Zoo but please note this space is also limited due to the residential nature of our location.


Getting into the Zoo!

You do not need a ticket to get in! - Please come to the Zoo Entrance’ (rather than the Members entrance). Let the staff on the member’s desk know that you are attending the Year of the Dad Launch and they will let you in free of charge.



Here is a link to the Zoo Park Map to help you find your way around.

The Official Year of the Dad launch is happening in the Education Centre, and Lunch and fun activities will be taking place in the Jungle Café. You will have free access to the zoo for the whole day. The map has some additional visitor information and times and locations of daily talks to help you make the most of your visit.

The Official Launch will take between 30 -45 min. If you don’t think your little ones will sit through the presentation there will be a book bug session happening just outside the lecture theatre or playtalkread bus will be running activities at the Jungle café.


What is Happening When?


Whats Happening



Registration and refreshments – please come and register and pick up a goodie bag and enjoy some refreshments

Education Centre


Official Year of the Dad Launch by Aileen Campbell MSP

Education Centre

(Lecture Theatre)

Bookbugs session for

Education Centre


12:00 – 14:00

Lunch is served

Jungle Café

Family Activities including:

Playtalkread Bus

Junk Play

I look up to you because…

Dads Rock Stories and songs

Tim Portious Storytelling

Book bugs session

Jungle Café


Zoo Closes


January 24, 2016 at 10:30am - 2:30pm
Edinburgh Zoo
Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom
Google map and directions
Cathy Sexton ·