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Top things to do at Twycross Zoo

15th August 2018

With so much to see and do here at the zoo, here’s our top picks for the ultimate day out this summer for all the family.

Twycross Zoo is a great day out for the family during the summer holidays. With an impressive 80-acre site, the zoo is home to over 500 animals of 125 different species from all around the world, making it a perfect family day out.

1. Visit our newest habitat, Chimpanzee Eden

Our newest habitat, Chimpanzee Eden, opened earlier this year and is not to be missed! Discover the iconic species in their outstanding new multi-storey home that has been purposely designed to replicate the Jungle canopy. Look on in amazement from spectacular vantage points as the chimpanzees move, interact and play.

2. Have fun in our super soft play

Located in Himalaya, our multi-tiered soft play area for children aged 0-12 is open every day from 10am – 6pm so your little monkeys can go wild whilst you enjoy a Costa and a well-earned rest.

3. Say farewell to our eles

This Summer is the last chance for visitors to say ‘goodbye’ to our two remaining Asian Elephants. The duo, mum, Noorjahan, and daughter, Esha, are destined to pack their trunks at the end of Summer to go and join a conservation project at Blackpool Zoo, so make sure to come and see them for the last time.

4. Grab a bite at The View restaurant

Enjoy a high-quality, delicious meal at The View licensed restaurant for an eating experience like no other. Adults can enjoy a glass of wine whilst dining on classic dishes such as beer-battered fish and chips and char-grilled chicken salad whilst overlooking our snow leopard enclosure, and see if you can catch a glimpse!

6. Explore Butterfly Forest

A trip to the zoo can often mean going to see all of the big animals from giraffes to elephants, but don’t forget the smallest ones too! Butterfly Forest is a chance to marvel at the winged-wonders of the butterflies and bugs and see how many different species you can count!

7. Splash around at Wet ’n’ Wild

Need to cool down on your visit to the zoo? Our Wet ‘n’ Wild play park is great for children who are looking to don their flippers and play – and better yet, it’s free with your admission ticket!

8. Visit the petting area

There are more than just exotic animals to see at Twycross Zoo. With rabbits, miniature donkeys, sheep and goats in our Explorer Zone, kids have the chance to get hands on with the animals.

9. Feed the lorikeets

Surround yourself with rainbow colours and get up close to this incredible species whilst hand-feeding the lorikeets. It’s an activity that the whole family can join in with and is sure to induce a few giggles as the birds fly over your head and all around.

10. Animal Experiences

A nice way to get up close and personal with the animals at the zoo is to take part in a feeding experience. These are not included in admission price, but are a lovely treat for a special occasion or an animal enthusiast! We have feeding experiences with our penguins, meerkats, giraffes and otters, plus more.