Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Charity Heart

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

Things to See & Do this Summer!

Twycross Zoo is open daily from 10am-6pm

Scroll down to see opening and closing times for specific areas around our zoo.

DIVE INTO SUMMER AT OUR FESTIVAL OF ANIMALS

CREATURES OF THE WORLD PARADE

On each Friday-Monday throughout August, watch in awe as the fascinating Creatures of the World parade comes to life in an amazing spectacle of colour and wonder through the centre of the zoo. Included with Twycross Zoo admission. Dates include 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th August 2022.

STEEL DRUM BAND

On each Friday-Monday throughout August from 10am-12pm, enjoy the festival vibe as you enter our zoo and listen to an array of family-friendly musical tunes which will set you up for a whole day of FUN! Included with Twycross Zoo admission. Dates include 8th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th August 2022

ANIMAL STORYTIMES

Available at selected times from 16th July - 4th September only, hear 'tales' for our entertainment team of the animal kingdom as you perch on a bean bag and relax in the middle of our zoo. Included with Twycross Zoo admission.

ANIMAL YOGA

Available at selected times from 16th July - 4th September only, tune into your animal instincts with a yoga session themed around animal movements. Our entertainment team are trained in childrens yoga! Included with Twycross Zoo admission.

THE GRUFFALO DISCOVERY LAND - BRAND NEW!

Open 10am-5.45pm daily (last entry at 5pm), follow Mouse's journey through the deep, dark wood and come face to face with the much-loved characters The Gruffalo. Features real animals, animatronics, film-clips and more! Included with Twycross Zoo admission.

PERFORMANCES AT THE GLADE

Available at selected times from 16th July - 4th September, don't miss six different shows led by our entertainment team at The Glade performance area within The Gruffalo Discovery Land. Included with Twycross Zoo admission.

THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Discover over 400 animals of 80 species, from big cats to monkey, apes and birds PLUS more - some of the rarest species on the planet!

WET 'N' WILD PLAY AREA

Open 10am-4.30pm daily, let your littles ones to run wild and splash like a penguin in our water play area. Included with Twycross Zoo admission.

THE FOUR GREAT APES

Did you know Twycross Zoo is the only place in the UK home to the four great apes - chimpanzee, orangutan, gorilla and bonobo - the closest living cousins to the human race!

BUTTERFLY PARADISE

Open 10am-5.30pm daily, explore our butterfly walkthrough and encounter an array of beautiful tropical butterflies and birds. Included with Twycross Zoo admission

LEMUR WALKTHROUGH

Open 10.30am-4pm daily, enter our lemur walkthrough and come face to face with our conspiracy of Ring-tailed and Red-ruffed lemurs. Included with Twycross Zoo admission

LORIKEET LANDING

Open 10am-12pm and 1pm-5.30pm daily, wonder through Lorikeet Landing and discover our flock of rainbow birds as they perch for something to eat! Additional charges apply to feed our lorikeets.

GOAT WALKTHROUGH

Open from 10am-4pm daily, get up-close and interact with our herd of goats in their walkthrough habitat. Say hello and pet them before continuing your journey around The Gruffalo Discovery Land. Included with Twycross Zoo admission.

ANIMAL TALKS

Listen and learn about our amazing animals, from our expert discovery and learning rangers! A perfect opportunity to ask your animal questions and find out ways we can save endangered species! Look out for our rangers on their daily talks around the zoo.

SOFT PLAY

Open 9:30am-6pm daily, let your little ones run off some steam in our indoor, multi-tiered soft play jungle. Additional charges apply.

ANIMAL EXPERIENCES AND TOURS

Get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals in an animal encounter, experience or tour! It's also a great chance to meet our knowledgeable keepers and ask those need-to-know questions! Limited availability - get in touch with us today to book.

ROARSOME TIGERS

Explore our multi million pound tiger habitat and come face to face with these iconic big cats. Stand under the visitor tunnel and wait and see if a tiger walks over your head!

OUTDOOR PLAY

Our outdoor play areas are open and FREE to enjoy with your little monkeys. With so much space to spread out, your family can have so much fun playing around our zoo. Included with Twycross Zoo admission.

FOOD & DRINK

From a coffee from Oh Crumbs! Cafe to fish and chips from The Catch Fish Bar, enjoy a takeaway treat on-the-go so you don't miss any outdoor fun! A full list of places to buy food and drink will be signposted at the zoo.

GIFT SHOP

Open 10am-6pm daily, visit our amazing gift shop where you can find plenty of unique, animal-themed items to buy! I From animal adoptions, cuddly toys, books, games, clothing and more, you’re bound to be able to find a perfect gift or souvenir to remember your day. Did you know we have an online shop too?

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

Take part in a photography workshop from award winning photographer Alex Wilkinson. Aimed at beginners the workshops are a fantastic way to get to grips with your camera kit among unique and endangered animals.