Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

In the heart of conservation for 57 years

Despite our long history we have never needed the support of our communities more than now. We are calling on you to celebrate our past and protect our future.

It costs over half a £million per month to keep Twycross Zoo running at a minimum and we need your help to ensure that the great work we do can continue into the future.


Twycross Zoo’s CEO, Dr Sharon Redrobe OBE said

“As a charity we are experiencing uncertain times and we have never needed our visitors, supporters and our wider zoo community to come together more than we do today.

“For over 500 animals and over half of our staff, our normal routine continues, despite the gates being closed to visitors. Whether the visitors come or not the excellent work and care provided by our keepers and vets continues. In times of crisis like this our charity work to protect and provide care to many critically endangered animals is as critical now as ever.

“With visitors gone for the foreseeable future so has the primary source of income for our zoo, but the cost of running the zoo remains. It still costs us over half £million a month, so we are putting a call out for all to support us through fundraising or donations. Every penny makes a difference.”


Celebrate our past, protect our future

Due to the Covid 19 crisis, we sadly closed our gates to visitors in March 2020 until the foreseeable future. However our work cannot stop because the world has gone into stand-still.

Our 500 animals rely on our dedicated keepers and veterinary team to feed and care for them, and without any visitors this is a uncertain time for us.

Since opening to the public in 1963, we have welcomed over 30 million visitors, who have all contributed to our incredible success as an award-winning conservation charity and visitor attraction. As animal lovers you can be a part of our success story by donating today.

Every penny makes a difference. Please show your support.