Twycross Zoo is proud to be the home of The Gruffalo Discovery Land, open NOW, at our Midlands’ based zoo.
The new, four-acre land brings together the much-loved characters, from The Gruffalo, inspired by the bestselling children’s book The Gruffalo written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and our conservation organisation that exists to protect wildlife, preserve endangered species and educate the next generation on the importance of protecting our planet.
The aim for this ground-breaking experience, developed in partnership with Magic Light Pictures, is to inspire more children than ever before about the importance of conservation and the natural world. With real-life animals, animatronics, film clips and much more, visitors to The Gruffalo Discovery Land at Twycross Zoo can encounter Fox, Owl, Snake, Mouse and the Gruffalo along their interactive journey through the deep, dark wood.
The Gruffalo Discovery Land is an immersive and engaging experience for children, taking them on their own journey through the deep, dark wood. Encounter Mouse, Fox, Owl, Snake and the Gruffalo; with animatronics, film-clips, touch and feel activities and even more, to create a fun and memorable experience that engages children on vital issues in an appropriate way.
This new land aims to spark the imagination of our youngest visitors, through interactive Gruffalo themed activities and engaging them with the wonders of nature. Our newly commissioned research reveals that over three quarters of children, as young as four, have a good understanding of extinction or endangered animals, but that more needs to be done to educate them on the solution - conservation, and how they can protect our planet.
Interact with the story of the Gruffalo like never before, as visitors follow in the footsteps of the Mouse on a journey through the deep, dark wood, not only will they experience well known elements of the Gruffalo story, but, they will even be able to visit the Treetop House play area, wander around Butterfly Paradise, learn with our very own Gruffalo Discoverers and enjoy a feast in the Oh Crumbs! Café.
Not only will your journey through the deep, dark wood encounter all the characters from the much-loved book, including a Gruffalo animatronic over 2m tall and multiple selfie spots with Fox, Owl and Snake; visitors will also be able to experience and learn about real-life owls, snakes, butterflies and more as they enjoy The Gruffalo Discovery Land.
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