Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

Charity Heart

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

Early Years School Trips

It’s never too early for your pupils to connect with nature

Introducing school children to animals early on in life is a great way to help them learn valuable life skills, including showing empathy and respect towards all beings, understanding the circle of life, learning to appreciate the natural world, and navigating everyday social interactions.

Our Activities for Early Years

We believe that our connection with nature should be explored from an early age and that engaging with animals can be a powerful experience for young children. This is why we have carefully developed pre-school sessions based on the EYFS statutory framework, providing a solid foundation and equal opportunities for all.

So, what do we offer?

Early Years Framework  

Twycross Zoo provides a unique learning experience for your pupils. The sessions we provide can be specifically tailored to be suitable for all levels of special needs. Contact us to learn about the different types of learning experiences.

Early Years Teacher Feedback

All programmes and activities we have provided so far have gained immense appreciation from teachers. Here are a few things they had to say about Twycross Zoo activities held for early-year pupils:

  • “A must for any teacher wanting their zoo trip to have a real education focus”.
  • “The teaching staff today were excellent, very enthusiastic”.

Book Twycross Zoo’s Early Years Activities

Call 01827880250 option 3, or email toget your pupils to explore our award-winning habitats with 400 animals and 80 species, including many endangered animals and some native species in the Zoo’s Nature Reserve.

Plus over 500 animals, award-winning habitats and more…

Call 01827 880250 option 3, or email