Conservation Club 2017

Conservation-Club-for-8-12-year-olds-at-Twycross-ZooOur Saturday morning activity group for 8 – 12 year olds!

Dates: 6-weeks: Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November & 2nd, 9th December

Twycross Zoo Conservation Club is based around all things animals, wildlife and the environment, and runs every Saturday morning, in 6 week blocks (roughly term time).

As well as a fun and engaging activities, children are provided with more of an understanding of why animals are endangered and how we can all help to protect them.

We will be covering a range of topics including: conservation, reptiles, Asia, meerkats, nature reserve and monkeys.

Each week there will be a different activity linked to that days topic; ranging from creating animal enrichment, cleaning out an enclosure, visiting the nature reserve and exploring the zoo. Every week we will also have a focus on native species and the conservation we can do to help our wildlife in the UK.

  • Ages: 8 – 12 year olds
  • Cost: £36 for non-members (for full 6 weeks) and £27 for Twycross Zoo Members (for full 6 weeks)
  • Dates: 6-weeks: Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th November & 2nd, 9th December
  • Times: 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Drop off: Meet in Vine Café in Himalaya (entrance to the Zoo area)
  • Booking: This has to be done in advance and for the 6-weeks in full; unfortunately you can’t book individual days and we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. This is because the sessions follow on from each other as a full 6-week programme.

    A typical morning at Conservation Club includes…

Meet, welcome and introductions with Discovery Staff and other club members,

  • Starter activity – a short activity to start thinking about the theme of the session – could be a game or a quiz etc.
  • Activities – could be any number of activities (each week is different) could be hands-on, enrichment, cleaning out, exploration, arts and crafts; for example;
  • cleaning out pets – understanding the role of a keeper.
  • Visiting the nature reserve and making a bug home – understanding our role in conservation of native species.
  • Creating create interp./information for education on animals.
  • Trails around the zoo linked to breeding program and deforestation ( 2 different).


  • Recap activity – a short activity to sum up the activities and themes for the day,
  • Return to Himalaya to be signed out and meet parents.

As a general rule we try to include one activity indoors and one activity outdoors wherever possible. Activities can vary from week to week.


Book your places now…

Places are limited, so we advise booking as early as possible to avoid missing out;


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NOTE: times and day to day activities can be subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control. But we will ensure you still have a fantastic day and undertake as many of the activities as possible.

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