Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Christmas at Twycross Zoo

Join us for a magical adventure with Santa on selected dates from 17th November 2018!

More than the usual 2-minute Santa visit – see Santa throughout your Christmas day out at Twycross Zoo!

Bring your little ones for lots of festive fun – we’ve got plenty of magical activities that all the family will enjoy, all FREE* with your zoo admission ticket!

Christmas Dates

Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th November 2018
Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th November 2018

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 2018
Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th December 2018
Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December 2018
Thursday 20th – Monday 24th December 2018
Closed Christmas Day
Please note; our Christmas activities end on Christmas Eve

Don't miss out!

Get 30% off tickets for a limited time only!

Available on advance online bookings ONLY. Must book online by midnight the night before your visit!
Excludes Breakfast with Santa and Supper with Santa. Scroll down for full T&Cs.

Get The Offer Now

Things to do this Christmas

Santa’s Story Time

Sit down and relax whilst Santa tells you about his Twycross tales with William the donkey as well as his conservation adventures across the world!

Santa’s Key Tree

Back by popular demand, Santa’s Key Tree will make sure that your presents are delivered on time – chimney or no chimney! Upon arrival at the zoo all boys and girls will be presented with a magical key to be placed on the Key Tree, ready for Santa to collect on Christmas Eve.  Remember to write your name and Christmas wish on the key tag for Santa too!

Meet Our Pets

Join Santa and our Pets’ Keepers to meet some of our furry friends in Explorer Zone – rabbits and guinea pigs are just to name a few!

Santa’s Donkey Walk

Meet and pet William the Donkey on his walk around Explorer Zone with Santa and his keeper – see what other animals you can say hi to on the way!

Festive Arts & Crafts: Animal Gift Making and Giving

Excite our animals’ five senses with festive enrichment, hosted by our Discovery and Learning Team. Make Christmas gifts for our animals and watch them enjoy on the day of your visit.

Santa’s Sleigh

Take a seat for a family selfie on Santa’s magical sleigh! You never know – Santa may turn up for a photo too!

Get 30% off tickets for a limited time only!

Available on advance online bookings ONLY. Must book online by midnight the night before your visit!
Excludes Breakfast with Santa and Supper with Santa. Scroll down for full T&Cs.

Get The Offer Now

ADD more magic to your day!

Breakfast with Santa (additional cost)

Back by popular demand, start your Christmas day out with Breakfast with Santa, a magical morning that all the family will love!
Includes breakfast, sing songs, games, gifts and more!
Limited availability. Prices start from £13.99. Find out more.

Supper with Santa (additional cost)

NEW for Christmas 2018, treat your little ones to supper, Santa, songs and games before bedtime at Supper with Santa!
Limited availability. Prices start from £13.99. Find out more.

Festive Afternoon Tea

Enjoy a festive afternoon tea with friends and family this December here at Twycross Zoo.
Tuck into a delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes.
Prices start from £9.95. Find out more.

Corporate Christmas Parties

3-Course Sit Down Dinner

£29.95 per person

Chicken and ham hock pressing with mulled apple and pear chutney, Sourdough toast
Spiced sweet potato and rosemary soup, spiced yogurt dressing

Roast turkey with all the festive trimmings, stuffing, Streaky bacon Brussels, honey glazed root vegetables, pigs in blankets, red wine jus
Wild mushrooms, artichoke & tarragon risotto. Parmesan crisps, pickled pea shoots

Chocolate and orange cheesecake, mulled berry syrup, chocolate crisp
Christmas pudding ice cream, brandy snaps, seasonal berries

To finish
Chocolate snowball truffles, Tea or Coffee

Christmas Buffet Lunch/Dinner

£19.95 per person

Selection on Festive open sandwiches & wraps
Turkey schnitzel sliders & Bratwursts
Mini honey roasted pigs in blankets with dipping gravy.
Pomegranate & Blood orange salad
Mixed hand cut vegetable chips
Mini festive cakes

Celebrate at Twycross Zoo

Please be advised...

Christmas activities are subject to change. Times for each activity are available on the day of your visit. If you are planning a trip to visit us we advise to arrive early (Himalaya is open from 9am, with Twycross Zoo opening at 10am) and to always check your travel alerts ahead of your journey. Look out for traffic updates on our social media pages.

Please be advised; Lorikeet Landing is closed from 3rd – 14th December 2018 for maintenance work.

Terms & Conditions

OFFER – For a limited time only, get 30% off admission tickets to Twycross Zoo for visits up until 31st December 2018. Available on advance online bookings only and must be booked by midnight the night before your visit. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. This promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer subject to availability and may be changed or stopped at any time. Excludes Breakfast with Santa and Supper with Santa. For more information email

Easter Holidays: ONLY £11 Adult & £5.50 Child

Don’t miss an eggsellent value day out from 6th – 28th April 2019, AND be one of the first to meet our NEW ARRIVAL, Nandi the critically-endangered Eastern Black Rhino*


Become a TZ Member & SAVE!

  • 364 days of FREE Twycross Zoo entry (excludes Christmas Day)
  • 10% OFF Twycross Zoo entry for accompanying friends and family
  • FREE or discounts on Twycross Zoo events
  • Discounts on Safari Cars
  • FREE* access or discounts on indoor soft play
  • 10% discount in the Twycross Zoo Gift Shop
  • FREE entry to partner zoos across the UK and Ireland per Membership year

T&Cs Apply. Find out more