Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Home Schooler’s Day!

NEW date added – Monday 29th April 2019

Home-schooled children and guardians are invited, at a discounted rate, for a day at Twycross Zoo to discover the animal kingdom!

Admission and Session Prices

Child (2-4 years): £5.50 each
Child (5-11 years): £8 each
Child (12-16 years): £9 each
Child (post 16): £10 each
Adult: £10.50 each

Education sessions: £3 per child

This cost also covers a resource activity that your child can use to accompany their visit and compliment their learning. Additional activity packs (if required) are available for £1 per child.

Please note; zoo admission and sessions must be pre-booked by calling our sales team.
T&Cs apply – scroll down to find out more.

Book your place today

Call us on 01827 883140

Bookings can only be made on the phone (Office hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm) or for more information email us at


Home Schooler’s Day Sessions – Selling Fast!

Our award-winning Discovery & Learning Team will be giving engaging animal and wildlife sessions around the zoo covering the national curriculum for all learners from EYFS to KS4.

Session Times & Topics

For 4-5 year olds (EYFS)

Animal Differences – Gibbon Forest, 11:15 – 11:35
This interactive session will introduce early years to the difference between insects, mammals, reptiles and birds. Children will be encouraged to experience different textures to think about how we group animals.

For 5-7 year olds

Habitats and Adaptations Gibbon Forest, 11:4512:05
We will explore some amazing artefacts to identify adaptations of animals, which live in different habitats around the world.

For 7-11 year olds

Scientific Investigations – Gibbon Forest, 10:45 11:05
Children will take part in their own scientific investigation and learn how to measure animal behaviour – just like researchers in the zoo!

11 – 16 year olds

Evolution: Origin of Species – Study Centre, 1:30 – 1:50
In this session, we will explore how animals have changed slowly over time and discover the importance of variation. We will also discuss the importance of natural selection and how human activity can affect this natural process.


Book your place today

Call us on 01827 883140

Bookings can only be made on the phone (Office hours: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm) or for more information email us at

Terms & Conditions

All children must be supervised by a parent/guardian. Pre-booking for zoo admission and sessions is essential and must be paid at time of booking. Sessions are limited to 20 people. Pre-booking is only available by calling 01827 883140 or for more information email Those not booked on a session will be turned away. Siblings and additional home-schooled children who are not participating in the sessions are welcome to come along, however they will not be able to take part. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Subject to change.

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