Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

Charity Heart

Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

Key Stage One

Learning at Twycross Zoo is special. Nothing compares to experiencing the real thing. We provide interactive and exciting sessions for Key Stage One students that fit in with all areas of the curriculum.

Our sessions are specially designed to inspire children about the natural world around them. Children are guided through a 45-minute session by our experienced and award winning education officers. Each session is hosted in our under-cover teaching classrooms and can accommodate up to 30 pupils. All sessions come with free resources for you to use on site or back at school to do post-visit work.

Wildlife Heroes

Our wildlife heroes’ session is sure to inspire children to love and care for the natural world around them. Our planet’s wildlife is so important but sadly faces so many threats from deforestation, to pollution to hunting. But we can find solutions that everyone can help with! This 45 minute session is packed with exciting new experiences; children will have the opportunity to join in with interactive games, meet some of our beautiful friendlier residents up close and learn how we can work together and become wildlife heroes too!

Who Eats Who? And How?

Discover the differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores and the part they play in food chains. We will also explore how animals use their senses to find food and test our own along the way.

Habitats and Adaptations

An interactive session where children work collaboratively to create a habitat, and identify adaptations of animals which live in different habitats around the world.

Workshop and Education Officer Feedback:

  • “All the teachers and all of the children were captivated by Asim. He was unflappable when bombarded with questions. His passion and knowledge was outstanding.”
  • “I cannot believe the amount of information my class had taken on board and, more importantly, understood.”
  • “The teaching staff today were excellent, very enthusiastic!”
  • “Session was very interactive and relevant to their unit at school”
  • “All the children were focussed and engaged for the whole session”
  • “A must for any teacher wanting their zoo trip to have a real education focus”

SEND Students

We are aware that every child is different and as such we would love to talk to you about your special educational needs.

Twycross Zoo provides a unique learning experience for your pupils. The sessions we provide can be specially tailored to yourselves to be suitable for all levels of special needs. You can pick any session from the selection available for Key Stages One, Two and Three. Just let us know a bit about the requirements of your learners when you book so we can tailor the session accordingly.

Our site is very accessible and we offer free pre-visits to teachers to make it easy to become familiar with the site and prepare risk assessments.