Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

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Twycross Zoo is a registered charity (number 501841) which exists to support conservation, education and research.

International Orangutan Day

Friday 19 August

Swing into Summer and join us to celebrate International Orangutan Day at Twycross Zoo!

This year, we’ve got some new orang-tastic activities for you to take part in at the zoo. Learn about the incredible critically endangered Bornean orang utans, touch and feel a real-life orang utan skull and ‘lend a hand to orangs’ in an exciting art activity.

Plus, don’t miss the Festival of the Animals, with our incredible Creatures of the World parade, Steel Drum band and so much more for you to enjoy.

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The first 1000 children to enter the zoo will get a FREE orang utan toy on arrival*

JOIN IN WITH ORANG-TASTIC ACTIVITIES

FREE ORANGUTAN TOYS

The lucky first 1000 children* who enter the zoo on International Orangutan Day can take home their very own orang utan toy to continue spreading the message of how to help this critically endangered species. TZ Members... that includes you too

MEET OUR ORANGS

Meet our very own Bornean orang utan inhabitants... Batu, Maliku, Basuki & Kayan. Learn about the threats their species face in the wild and how we can do our bit to save them from extinction.

FUN & GAMES

Take part in orang-tastic activities with our Discovery & Learning team throughout the day, including orang utan talks & art activities. Plus, join in with our Festival of Animals, featuring Steel Drum Band, Creatures of the World parade & more

AMAZING SAVINGS

All throughout August you can get zoo admission for JUST £15 each when you pre-book in advance using our Summer Savings offer.

ACTIVITY SCHEDULE

 

Get to know everything orang…

All activities are located by the orang utan habitat

ORANG UTAN TALK

10am, 12pm, 2pm

Learn amazing facts about Bornean orang utans from our inspiring discovery & learning team.

LEND A HAND TO ORANGS

All day

Make your mark for conservation by placing your handprints on our art board, afterwards an amazing artwork created by our visitors will be revealed.

TOUCH TABLE

All day

Take your orang knowledge to the next level and get up-close to some incredible artefacts like a REAL orang utan skull

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All activities and events are subject to availability and change.

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ORANGUTAN CONSERVATION?

EXCLUSIVE CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES WITH BORNEO NATURE FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL ON MONDAY 22 AUGUST

 

Extend the International Orangutan Day celebrations and join us on Monday 22 August for a range of activities with our conservation partners, Borneo Nature Foundation International (BNF). Join BNF for activities at our orang enclosure as well as two exclusive talks at 1pm & 3pm about the importance of conserving wild orangutans in Borneo, how BNF is protecting orangutans through forest restoration and community education, and the role Twycross is playing in these activities.

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All activities and events are subject to availability and change.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Daily Admission

Standard Terms & Conditions apply to all Twycross Zoo ticket purchases.

Orangutan Events

Subject to availability. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to change or cancel the event at any time.

Orangutan Free Toy 

The first 1000 visitors are entitled to claim one free plush toy per paid child admission. TZ Members can redeem one free plush per child membership booking. Only available on 19 August 2022. Visitors must collect their complimentary plush on arrival to the zoo, as their tickets are being scanned. Once tickets are scanned, a free plush toy cannot be redeemed after this point.  Subject to availability and change.