Monthly Archives: February 2016

Photography workshops at Twycross Zoo

"A captive Meerkat (Suricata suricatta) seen at Twycross Zoo. Within a meerkat pack one individual if not more will always position themselves on a perch to maintain visibility to prevent attack from predators."

Ever wanted to know how to get your camera off auto and onto manual? National award winning photographer Alex Wilkinson will be running photography workshops in partnership with Twycross Zoo. Aimed at beginners, this is a fantastic way to get to grips with your camera kit, among unique and endangered animals. All workshops are tailored… Read more »

World Book Day

world book

Celebrate World Book day at Twycross Zoo. World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading. It is celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide! The purpose of World Book Day is to provide opportunities for children to explore and enjoy reading. We want to join the celebrations and encourage reading among children… Read more »

Free entry for leap year birthdays

Ring-tailed lemur Lucy Ray  (2)

Calling all leapers! Are you one of the few people born on the 29th February, and therefore only get to see your birthday once every 4 years?! These people are often referred to as ‘leapers’. If you are a leaper, you might consider yourself unlucky, and so to make the most of your unique birthday… Read more »

Birthday Parties at Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo birthday party, photos by Alex Wilkinson www.alexwi

Create a very special Birthday event by hosting your party at Twycross Zoo! We have lots of ways in which we can make your child’s day a special one from sessions in our soft play to animal experiences. Pick and choose from the packages below to build your perfect party!

Gibbon Forest now open!


New £2m gibbon habitat opens to the public at Twycross Zoo Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire has today officially opened one of the largest gibbon facilities in Europe in its most ambitious development to date, Gibbon Forest. Covering about 4,000 square metres (nearly an acre), Gibbon Forest is ten times larger than the primates’ previous enclosure and is… Read more »

Fall in love at the Zoo this Valentines Day


Valentines day Sunday 14th February Looking for something a bit different to spoil the one you love on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got a whole host of fantastic gift ideas! Treat that special someone with a trip to Twycross zoo and while you’re here you can enter our competition to win an extra special gift worth… Read more »

Car Parking at Twycross Zoo


If you have visited Twycross Zoo lately, you may have noticed that our car parks were a bit muddy! The recent series of storms had played havoc with our gravel surfaces and lots of customers had told us that this had really affected their visit. So we have dug deep and are spending over £200,000… Read more »

Happy Chinese New Year – it’s Year of the Monkey!


February half-term at Twycross Zoo celebrates Chinese Year of the Monkey 8th – 21st February Welcome to Year of the Monkey! Gong Xi Fa Cai. Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Monkey – where better to spend the occasion than at Twycross Zoo? We have 20 different species of monkey… Read more »