Exciting events planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Twycross Zoo!

Join us during the May half term week where we will be celebrating 50 years of Twycross Zoo! We have something exciting planned to entertain visitors every day of the week ; from live music, performance and sci-fi; to classic cars, a vintage market and some very special guests from Africa!

Admission to these events is included in standard ticket prices – so you don’t need to pay anything extra to take part!

Monday 26 May – Music Day 

JamGlastonbury, Coachella, Creamfields – who cares! The only place to be seen this bank holiday Monday is at our mini music festival!  Between 11am and 5pm we will be hosting  200 young children from JAM Rock Music Schools will be entertaining the crowds with some fantastic live music,  from pop to rock – so there’s sure to be something for everyones taste!

JAM Rock Music Schools offer weekly lessons in guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and singing in a pop and rock style. In addition to instrument skills there is a strong focus on confidence building through jamming together and regular live performances. To find out more, please contact Dave Carter on 07786 605111.


Tuesday 27 May – Performance Day

Caravan 1 Igor Exiled from his native Prussia, Igor Rasputin and his incredible ape-powered pop up circus is forever feted to travel the four corners of the globe, gathering the Greatest Wonders of the World for his extraordinary menagerie, and this Tuesday they are coming here!  Witness music, contortion, mime, an amazing array of circus skills and more from this cabaret of curiosity – and wait, there’s a giant King Kong on the loose?…

The team behind the ‘Caravan of Lost Zoouls’ are entertainment providers Area 51. More information about Area 51 can be found on their website, or Facebook page. 


Wednesday 28 May – Sci-fi Day 

DaleksJoin us for some adventures in time and space on Wednesday when the zoo will be invaded by Daleks! Have your picture taken with the tardis and run away from the Daleks that are waiting to greet you at the entrance of the zoo!

The two lookalike black aliens have been created by Stephen Griffiths, owner of Tech Noir Discotheque. If you would like to find out more or for information on how to hire the Daleks for an event please visit the Tech Noir Facebook Page


Thursday 29 May – Classic Car Day

CarInterested in classic cars, or want to show your children how nice cars used to look back in the day? Why not come to our classic car day on Thursday where you will be able to see classic and modified cars, motorbikes and mopeds and an array of unusual vehicles , in association with Box Motor Club.

To find out more about Box Motor Club, or if you are interested in joining them you can visit their Facebook Page.



Friday 30 May – Vintage Market Day with special guests Massai Warriors

BGBert and  Gerts Vintage Market rolls onto Cockatoo Lawn on Friday, bringing arts, crafts and vintage vibe to the zoo. With over 30 stalls from a number of independent traders  it’s the perfect place to find a unique present for a loved one or maybe just a treat for yourself!

If you are interested in trading at one of Bert and Gerts Vintage Markets, or would like to find out where they will be next, then please visit their website



MassaiSPECIAL GUESTS – we are delighted to announce we will be welcoming a group of Maasai Warriors from the Rift Valley in Kenya to the zoo on Friday. They will be performing traditional Maasai dances and songs and also demonstrating the skills involved in making their distinctive bead jewellery.




All listed acts are subject to change should there be any event that occurs within the zoo which means that the scheduled events cannot be held.

All listed acts are also subject to change should any of the listed acts or businesses be unable to attend on the day.

The zoo will not offer refunds on tickets should an event not take place due to unforeseen circumstances.

Should any changes be made to the schedule of events, we will where possible, endeavour to give as much notice as we can.


Opening Times: 10am - 5pm