Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Charity Heart

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

Key Stage One

Learning at Twycross 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.

We offer a wide range of subject area so there is sure to be one that suits your needs.

Each session will be in one of our under-cover teaching classrooms with interactive facilities, will last between 45 and 60 minutes and can accommodate up to 30 children.

All sessions come with free resources for you to use on site or back at school to do post-visit work.


Who Eats Who and How!

Explore the world of producers, prey and predators. We will discover the differences between herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, and how they link together in food chains.

Habitats and Adaptations

Discuss animals that can be found around the world in different types of habitats and how they are adapted to live there. We also learn some geography, talking about continents, oceans and seasons and rainforests.

Living, Dead and Never Alive

Encourages you to think about where materials come from, what impact our uses of these materials have on the natural world and how we can help minimise the destruction of animal habitats.


Animal Senses

Which animals make good pets, which ones don’t and why; and explore what our animals and your pet animals need. We will also explore all their senses and test our own along the way.

What some of our visiting teachers have said about our workshops:

  • “All the children were focussed and engaged for the whole session”
  • “The teaching staff today were excellent, very enthusiastic!”
  • “Session was very interactive and relevant to their unit at school”
  • “Very well planned, an excellent addition to our trip”
  • “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.

What’s On

Animal Experiences

Would you like to get even closer to some of the animals at Twycross Zoo? With our range of animal experiences, you can make a great day out even more memorable. Why not give one as a gift?

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Adopt an Animal

An Animal Adoption is the perfect gift for all animal lovers. Each adoption helps support Twycross Zoo’s conservation work worldwide, as well as help care for our animals at the zoo.

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