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Twycross Zoo

Twycross ZooBurton Road
Telephone: 0844 474 1777


Meet around 650 animals from almost 150 species, including some of the most endangered on our planet, at Twycross Zoo! We are renowned as a specialist primate zoo and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UKs only group of bonobos.

Set in more than 80 acres, immerse yourself in the Zoo's fascinating exhibits. Meet our family of endangered snow leopards in our Himalaya centre, including our two cubs; see our Asian elephants in their stunning Sri Lankan themed walkway; walk with our ring-tailed lemurs in their walk-through enclosure; see our giant tortoises sunbathing in their new grass area and watch our penguins take their daily parade. The Zoo also features its own Nature Reserve, providing a unique haven for visitors to soak up the great British wildlife our country has been blessed with!

Their new jungle-themed play area has lots of activities across four levels for endless entertainment, including a designated baby area for children aged 0 to 2, a toddler area for children aged 2 to 5, and a junior section for children aged 5 to 12.

On top of daily animal talks, outdoor play areas and a new indoor, and gardens, Twycross Zoo also boasts an action-packed calendar of events, providing everything for a wholesome, family friendly day out!

During 2015 the old Gibbon Habitat has been emptied so it can be built up into something even better for them opening later this year. Exciting!

Plus the world class Himalaya Centre delivers fantastic food in a 300 seat all day restaurant overlooking a Himalayan themed snow leopard enclosure; fabulous shopping, a new Soft Play attraction, and conference facilities in Windows on the Wild, bringing a host of fun and entertainment under one roof.

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It may be worth checking out Twycross Zoo's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.

We do strongly suggest you contact Twycross Zoo before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.

Opening Times

2016 Opening Details:
364 days from 10am until between 4pm and 6pm varying seasonally.


"I'm hungry"

We also have several other eateries on site, including the Twycross Fish Bar, the Dome and indoor picnic facilities in Cockatoo Cafe.

healthy food

We serve a great variety of healthy options including fresh fruits, yoghurt and juices. All our children's meals are served with fresh salad or vegetables.

"Can I have one of those?"

For all your shopping needs visit the shop in the Himalaya where we have an array of toys, gifts and souvenirs, plus near enough every species of animal in cuddly toy form. We also stock a range of "day out essentials", so if the weather suddenly changes we have umbrellas and sun cream to purchase.

"i need a wee"

We have toilets in the Himalaya centre, and at various locations around the zoo. This also includes disabled toilets and baby change facitlies.

and baby come too...

We do sell baby food and we have milk-warming facilities.


"are we there yet?"

The Zoo is located on the A444, which can be accessed via the A5 and the M42 junction 11. Twycross Zoo is signposted on the brown attractions signs. any top tips?

Twycross Zoo is an outdoor attraction, so we recommend wearing sensible shoes, and checking the weather before you leave.

Prices & Admission

2016 Prices:
Adult £17.95 With online discount £16.16
Child (3 to 16 years) £12.95 With online discount £11.66
Infant (under 3 years) FREE
Plus go ape in our soft play jungle for just £4.50 (£3.50 for under 3s).


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Twycross ZooBurton Road
Telephone: 0844 474 1777