Nestled away in a village just outside Leicester, Twycross Zoo has the biggest collection of monkeys and apes anywhere in Europe (or even further afield). Beyond that, meet endangered animals from around the world, and hear the fascinating stories of conservation - and the race to save these special species. There's something for everyone, with cafes, shops and plenty of soft play areas to keep even the littlest guests entertained. Plus, when you sign up for Kids Pass, you can enjoy unmissable Twycross Zoo discounts to save money on your day out.
There are hundreds of fascinating animals at Twycross Zoo, but none more so than our closest ancestors. Twycross Zoo is actually the only place in the UK that you can see all of the four great apes in one place! This means that amongst the 125 species you can find at the zoo, some of the star attractions are the gorillas, orangutans, chimpanzees, and bonobos.
Sumatran Tigers moved to Twycross Zoo in 2019 and the best way to see them up close and in action is through booking a tiger encounter. The encounter includes a meal of your choice at the zoo so you can discuss your favourite tiger whilst enjoying delicious food.
During a keeper experience, you will get an intimate experience with wallabies and can help the trained keepers prepare meals for some of the most ferocious animals at the zoo. From feeding primates to helping to clean enclosures your day as a keeper will be busy but very enjoyable!
Visitors to the zoo are well catered for, with a choice of places to eat - including the View Restaurant, overlooking the Snow leopard habitat. There are also great soft play areas for little ones and lots of special events throughout the year that allow them to learn about conservation and animal protection.
Twycross Zoo is a great day out for the whole family - children of all ages can enjoy the animals and educational exhibits, and there is also a range of play areas to keep them entertained. There's plenty for adults to enjoy as well, with lots to see and some pleasant places to stop for coffees or food.
The zoo is open all year round, with a reasonable provision of covered viewing areas and indoor areas. That said, some of the animals are most likely to be visible and active in dry weather, so you may wish to choose a sunnier day if you can.
A little further north you can find another great outdoor attraction for the family, with the assorted wildlife trails and conservation centre at Rosliston.
For wet weather, or if you just fancy something different - one of the biggest attractions in nearby Leicester is the National Space Centre, which can comfortably keep a family entertained for many hours with fascinating space stories and interactive exhibits.
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The zoo remains open during spring/summer bank holidays but closes on Christmas Day.
The zoo opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm. Check the latest opening times on the website before travelling.
There are soft play areas, and some great educational centres throughout the zoo - and some sheltered viewing areas to view the animals from. At the heart of it though, the zoo is an outdoor attraction - so take your wellies and waterproofs if the forecast isn't looking favourable.
Absolutely. There are changing facilities, and the vast majority of areas are fully accessible for pushchairs, including cafes.
Yes, parking is totally free.
No dogs are allowed, except for assistance dogs. Please do not leave dogs in your car. Visitors with assistance dogs will not be able to access the apes and rhinos exhibits.
Yes, wheelchairs and pushchairs can access the zoo. The cafés, toilets, and most animal houses are accessible by ramps. The lemur enclosure is not accessible.
Yes, there are lots of places around the zoo to sit and eat - so you could easily take your own picnic to enjoy.
Public WiFi is not available at the zoo.
Yes, there are plenty of toilets, and baby changing facilities all around the zoo.
Unfortunately there is no cash machine available.
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Your order will be posted to you, please allow 2-3 working days for it to arrive.
Tickets are valid for any day of the season.
Please note, you must book your visit directly with Twycross Zoo, visit their website www.twycrosszoo.org to book your visit date and arrival time. You will need to book the number of visitors using the Gift/Comp Ticket Admission option. Please only select this if you have a valid pre-paid Gift/Comp ticket to gain entry, without this, Twycross Zoo may not be able to honour your booking. Simply redeem your Kids Pass tickets against the Twycross Zoo booking
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
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