Free To Enter & Open 364 Days a Year

And Free Food for Kids, every Friday evening*

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.


We are open every Friday night until 9pm and kids can eat FREE*. Place your food order between 5pm – 8pm and kids up to the age of 12 years can get a free kids meal deal with one full paying adult meal. 

Relax with a glass of wine, delicious food overlooking our snow leopard enclosure while your children are entertained with soft play and you can feed them FOR FREE… what more could you need to unwind after a busy week.

Reserve a table by calling 01827 883120

feed snow leopards

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

*Terms and Conditions for free food Friday offer. One kids meal deal, which includes a main meal, a side, a dessert and a soft drink, is free when purchasing one full paying adult meal from our main menu. This offer is valid on Fridays on orders placed from 5pm to 8pm in The View restaurant. Tables can book up quickly, so we recommend reserving a table. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time. This offer is non refundable, non transferable and cannot be use in conjunction with any other offer.   


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.

The View Restaurant

Opening Times

Monday – 9am-3.30pm
Tuesday – 9am-3.30pm
Wednesday – 9am-3.30pm
Thursday – 9am-3.30pm
Friday – 9am-9pm (last food orders 8.15pm)
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 - 6pm