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.

Apes & Grapes

A 18 years+ event, enjoy our Conservation Talks and Wine Tasting Evening on Saturday 14th July!

Join us to celebrate ape conservation; meet our ape conservation project partners working in ape endangered countries, raise a glass to wildlife, enjoy a delicious meal and a relaxing stroll around the zoo whilst sampling a variety of wines, from 6pm – 9pm.

Did you know that there is no other place in the UK to see all four great apes other than Twycross Zoo? Come and meet our orang utans, gorillas, bonobos and discover our troop of chimpanzees in their new habitat – Chimpanzee Eden.

Ticket Prices - £30 per person, £24 for TZ members

Your Apes & Grapes ticket includes:

  • Pizza, pasta or salad main course with a 125ml glass of wine from The View Restaurant – A table must be booked and meal pre-ordered in advance
  • Cheese and biscuits, celery and grapes – Available at different locations around the zoo
  • Four 50ml wine tasters at different locations – Bottles of your favourite wines can be purchased on the night

Under 25? Be prepared to show ID


Meet The Speakers

Here at Twycross Zoo we work hard both in the zoo and across the world to support our conservation projects – to help save endangered species and their habitats.

We will be joined by world-renowned ape conservationists who’ll share their vast experience in the field about the crisis apes face and how they fight for their survival both in the wild and in captivity.

Dr. Johannes Refisch, GRASP Programme Manager and GRASP Coordinator (Officer-in-Charge)

Rachel Hogan, Director of Ape Action Africa

Simon Husson,Director of Borneo Nature Foundation

Michelle Desilets, Executive Director of The Orang utan Land Trust



Please Be Advised

Apes & Grapes is a fully licensed event. The consumption of alcohol not purchased on the site is strictly prohibited and anyone in breach of this may be asked to leave the event.  Our Apes & Grapes event is only available for those 18 years and over and photo ID will be required. Your ticket will include Twycross Zoo entry, main meal and 125ml glass of wine from The View Restaurant, four wine tasting tickets, grazing snacks and conservation talks by world-renowned conservationists. Additional wine will be available to purchase by the glass at select locations around the Zoo. You will also have the opportunity to buy your favourite wine by the bottle at the end of your evening.

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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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