Free To Enter & Open 364 Days a Year

Himalaya is the place to go whatever the weather!

Himalaya is our unique, family-friendly venue which is separate from the zoo and free to enter. It overlooks the Snow leopard enclosure (yes you can see our Snow leopards without entering the zoo) and is the perfect place to relax with friends, enjoy a coffee and cake, or as a family date night in The View Restaurant with a nice glass of wine whilst your little ones explore our Softplay*

We also have the best pizza takeaway, for miles around!

PLUS from 3pm – 6pm every day you can get a hot drink and a cake for just £4.95.

Open every Friday night until 9pm, where you can get soft play and a two course kids meal for just £9.95. Reserve a table by calling 01827 883140.

Opening Times

Monday – 8.30am-6pm
Tuesday – 8.30am-6pm
Wednesday – 8.30am-6pm
Thursday – 8.30am-6pm
Friday – 8.30am-9pm
Saturday – 8.30am-6pm
Sunday – 8.30am-6pm

*Himalaya is closed on Christmas Day


Opening Times

Monday – 10am-6pm
Tuesday – 10am-6pm
Wednesday – 10am-6pm
Thursday – 10am-6pm
Friday – 10am-9pm
Saturday – 10am-6pm
Sunday – 10am-6pm

*Softplay is closed on Christmas Day

Your little monkeys can go wild in our indoor, multi-tiered Softplay Jungle which provides a fun, safe and stimulating environment for babies, toddlers and juniors.

The play area includes a designated baby area for ages 0-2, a toddler area for ages 2-5 and a junior area for ages 5-12.

Our prices include two hours of Softplay fun!

  • £4.50 for 3-12 year olds (£2 for Twycross Zoo Members)
  • £3.50 for under 3s (£2 for Twycross Zoo Members)
  • £1 for babies under 1

Become a Twycross Zoo Member today and enjoy lots of exclusive benefits including Softplay discounts.

T&Cs apply – A height restriction is in place for users safety – 148cm and under for access to Softplay. All parents/guardians must sign our Softplay Disclaimer before entry.

Friday £9.95 Softplay and Meal Deal!

Every Friday from 3-9pm enjoy 2-hours of Softplay and a 2-course kids meal from The View Restaurant. Last orders for food are 8.15pm.

The View Restaurant

Opening Times

Monday – 9am-3.30pm
Tuesday – 9am-3.30pm
Wednesday – 9am-3.30pm
Thursday – 9am-3.30pm
Friday – 9am-4.30pm
Saturday – 9am-4.30pm
Sunday – 9am-4.30pm

*Softplay is closed on Christmas Day

The brand new View Restaurant has family sharing and high quality, fun and nutritional meals at its heart.

Early morning visitors can enjoy a flavoursome breakfast of grilled sourdough toast which comes with a choice of poached free range egg, crispy smoked bacon and homemade baked beans or smashed avocado, chilli, parsley and slow roasted tomatoes or cheesy rarebit and chives.

Throughout the day, you can choose favourites from the kitchen and grill, such as beer battered fish and chips and char-grilled chicken salad. Pastas and pizzas freshly made to order, using traditional Neapolitan recipes, will also be on offer.

Kids visiting the Zoo are now able to a range of homemade hot dishes, such as mini steak sliders and spaghetti Bolognese (£7.00 for 3-course kid’s meal, including a drink).

Takeaway pizza from £8.50

Collection only

Costa Coffee at Vine Cafe

Open from 9am-close

From 3rd November, Costa Coffee will be open until 9pm every Friday!

The café serves favourites from Costa Coffee alongside a range of hot and cold drinks, while an in-house baker will be cooking up a range of house toasties on ciabatta and focaccia breads.

A key focus has been placed on sustainability, with only free range eggs sourced from Oakland Farm in Shropshire, Freetrade bananas and sustainably sourced fish available across the Zoo.

Kids visiting the Zoo have a choice of a pick and mix offer that includes a selection of sandwiches, snacks, fruit and a special treat. Pick 5 items for just £4.95.

£4.95 Coffee and Cake Deal!

Everyday from 3pm buy any hot drink and cake.

Twycross Zoo Gift Shop

Open from 10am

Treat your friends and family to a unique gift from the Twycross Zoo Gift Shop!

From cute, cuddly toys to one-of-a-kind sculptures for your home, all of our items are perfect gifts for birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions. Ranging from 50p – £229.99 – there really is something for all ages to enjoy!

The money made through the Twycross Zoo Gift Shop contributes to looking after our own animals as well as protecting some of the most endangered animals across the world. Discover more about the animal conservation projects that we support.

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm