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Animal Experiences

Twycross Zoo Animal Experience

Make your day even more memorable with an animal experience!

An animal experience is the perfect way to get up close and personal with some of your favourite animals, plus a chance to pick the brains of our knowledgeable keepers.

Not only will you have a wonderful time and memories to take home forever, but you will also be contributing to the zoo’s conservation work helping to save animals from extinction.

Whether you’re looking for a unique gift or a treat for yourself, our animal experiences are a truly special experience…

Behind the Scenes Tiger Tour - Introductory Price £350 for two people

BRAND NEW FOR 2019! Treat your loved one to this exclusive Behind the Scenes Tiger Tour.

With less than 400 left in the wild, Sumatran Tigers moved to Twycross Zoo in July 2019 as part of a European breeding programme to conserve the species for future generations. Now, for the first time ever, you can get up close to these awe-inspiring big cats like never before.

Start your experience in our Himalaya Restaurant for a 2 course meal overlooking our Snow Leopards, where you will then be collected by one of our expert keeper team to discover the design process and state-of-the-art features of their new multi-million pound enclosure before heading inside to an area never-before-seen by the public.

Witness a training demonstration where our keepers show the award-winning techniques used to train them and watch the keepers feed these majestic animals before heading back to the Guest Services building to collect your souvenir and certificate.

December Dates

Wednesday 4th December

Monday 9th December

Tuesday 17th December

January 2020 Dates

Thursday 2nd January

Sunday 19th January

Sunday 26th January

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 18
  • All participants must follow instruction from the keepers.
  • Maximum of 2 people per experience
  • Please note that on rare occasions our Tigers might not come in you will be welcomed to re-book your experience at a later date.

Prices

£350 (up to 2 people – over 18s only)

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

Early Bird Big Cats Group Tour

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Brand New for 2020!

Join a member of our award-winning keeper team as you explore the zoo to see an array of big cats at a time never normally seen by the general public.

See Sumatran Tigers, Amur Leopards and Snow Leopards as you take advantage of exclusive early access to the Zoo and learn about their personalities, feeding habits, the important conservation work of zoo’s and more with their keeper. Allowing you great photo opportunities.

Head back to our Himalaya restaurant and tuck into your lunch over-looking our Snow Leopards then continuing your day out at our award-winning zoo.

2020 Dates

Sunday 5th April 2020

Saturday 16th May 2020

Saturday 13th June 2020

Sunday 19th July 2020

Saturday 15th August 2020

Sunday 13th September 2020

Terms & Conditions

  • All under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change without notice
  • Please arrive on time. We advise guests arrive at least 10 minutes before the experience begins
  • Your ticket will be forfeit if you turn up to the experience late or cancel within 14 days of your experience
  • The experience will operate in all weather conditions
  • Minimum age of 8
  • Maximum of 10 people per tour

Prices

£55pp

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

Amur Leopard Encounter - £300 for two people

Feed our Amur Leopards – NEW for 2019

New exciting Amur Leopard encounter at Twycross Zoo is now available!

You will have a chance to meet the world’s most critically endangered big cat. During this encounter you will go behind the scenes with their keepers, who know them best, and feed them their favourite meal.

Available for up to 2 people, adults only (over 18). The cost of the encounter is £300 and includes Zoo admission, 30 minute encounter with one of our Amur Leopards including a talk with their keepers and up close feeding, 2 course lunch with mini bottle of Prosecco each or a Elderflower Mocktail overlooking the Snow Leopard enclosure in The View restaurant, choice of Amur Leopard keepsake and certificate of experience.

Zoo opens at 10am so you can arrive any time from then, Lunch is in the restaurant at 1pm, from there the 2 guests will be picked up by the keeper at 2.15pm for their encounter to begin at 2.30pm

November Dates

Saturday 30th November 2019

December Dates

Sunday 1st December

Tuesday 3rd December

Monday 9th December

Thursday 12th December

January 2020 Dates

Sunday 5th January

Sunday 12th January

Thursday 16th January

Thursday 23rd January

Monday 27th January

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 18
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction from the keepers. We provide the gloves
  • Wheel chair accessible
  • Scarfs and bags will need to be left with another person outside the enclosure
  • Only the 2 individuals will access the one off show enclosure for the encounter, no additional capacity for viewing, (family members, etc)
  • Please note that on rare occasions our Amur leopards might not come in to be fed. In the event this happens you will be welcomed to re-book your experience at a later date.

Prices

£300 (up to 2 people – over 18s only)

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

Snow Leopard Encounter - £300 for two people

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Feed our Snow Leopards

Available for up to 2 people, adults only (over 18). The cost of the encounter is £300 and includes Zoo admission, 30 minute encounter with two Snow Leopards including a talk with their keepers and up close feeding, 2 course lunch with mini bottle of Prosecco each or a Elderflower Mocktail overlooking the Snow Leopard enclosure in The View restaurant, choice of Snow Leopard keepsake and certificate of experience.

November Dates

Saturday 30th November 2019

December Dates

Sunday 1st December

Tuesday 3rd December

Monday 9th December

Thursday 12th December

January 2020 Dates

Sunday 5th January

Sunday 12th January

Thursday 16th January

Thursday 23rd January

Monday 27th January

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 18
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction from the keepers. We provide the gloves
  • Scarfs and bags will need to be left with another person outside the enclosure
  • Only the 2 individuals will access the one off show enclosure for the encounter, no additional capacity for viewing, (family members, etc)
  • Please note that on rare occasions our Snow Leopards might not come in to be fed. In the event this happens you will be welcomed to re-book your experience at a later date.
  • Zoo opens at 10am so you can arrive any time from then, Lunch is in the restaurant at 1pm, from there the 2 guests will be picked up by the keeper at 2.15pm for their encounter to begin at 2.30pm

Prices

£300 (up to 2 people – over 18s only)

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

Flamingo and Pelican Experience - £35 for two people

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Love flamingos and pelicans? Don’t miss our BRAND NEW experience!

Every Tuesday & Thursday April – October 2020

Prices

£35 (up to 2 people)

Please note; Zoo admission is not included and must be purchased additionally. Discounted entry is available – call us on 01827 883140 for more information.

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 7 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult watching
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users
  • The experience takes place at Flamingos and Pelicans at 12pm
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction from the keepers.
  • Participants must wear sturdy, closed toe shoes.
  • Experience lasts approx 15 minutes and does not include zoo admission

Lemur Experience - Prices from £70

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Love lemurs? Then this is the perfect experience for you!

Available from April – October, your experience starts at 10.30am with a special breakfast call for our troop of lemurs.

Watch them at touching distance scamper out of their indoor habitat where you can serve their meal of veggies on their very own breakfast tables!

Watch their charismatic personalities unfold and discover just why they are a favourite animal here at the Zoo. This is also the perfect time to ask our expert keepers your need-to-know questions!

At the end of the experience you will be awarded with a certificate and a special little something to remember your day.

2020 Prices

£75 (up to 4 people) – Weekdays during term time
£80 (up to 4 people) – Weekends and school holidays

Please note; Zoo admission is not included and must be purchased additionally. Discounted entry is available – call us on 01827 883140 for more information.

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 3*
  • Each child under 16 must be accompanied by one adult.
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction from the keepers.
  • Participants must wear sturdy, closed toe shoes and long trousers/jeans.
  • The experience takes place inside Lemur Walk-Through at 10.30am.
  • Not all lemurs will be involved in the experience.
  • Please note that on rare occasions our lemurs might be enjoying their beds a little too much and may not attend breakfast. In the event this happens you will be welcomed to re-book your experience at a later date (zoo admission will need to be re-purchased for a second date but the second lemur experience will be complimentary)

Penguin Experience - Prices from £70

Penguins are one of our most popular animals and these fascinating birds all have their own individual and unique characters.

On this experience you will be able to encounter some really special up close moments, feed them fish and quiz our keepers about these amazing aquatic birds.

This is an unusual, once in a lifetime feeding experience not to be missed!

2019 Prices

From 1st January 2019:
£70 (up to 4 people) – Weekdays during term time
£75 (up to 4 people) – Weekends and school holidays

2020 Prices

£75 (up to 4 people) – Weekdays during term time
£80 (up to 4 people) – Weekends and school holidays

Please note; Zoo admission is not included and must be purchased additionally. Discounted entry is available – call us on 01827 883140 for more information.

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 6*
  • Each child under 16 must be accompanied by one adult.
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The experience takes place at Penguins at 12.30pm/3.30pm.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction from the keepers.
  • Participants must wear sturdy, closed toe shoes.
  • The experience normally takes place during the public penguin parade.
  • Not all penguins will be involved in the experience.

Meerkats - Prices from £70

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An unusual feeding experience not to be missed where you will meet our cheeky and charismatic meerkats!

Are you a dipper or a shaker?

Will you dip your hand into the bag of live crickets and the pot of live mealworms, in order to feed the meerkats?

Or will you shake the live food out of the bag for these fascinating and curious animals?

2019 Prices

£70 (up to 4 people) – Weekdays during term time
£75 (up to 4 people) – Weekends and school holidays

2020 Prices

£75 (up to 4 people) – Weekdays during term time
£80 (up to 4 people) – Weekends and school holidays

Please note; Zoo admission is not included and must be purchased additionally. Discounted entry is available – call us on 01827 883140 for more information.

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

T&Cs

  • Minimum age of 6*
  • Each child under 16 must be accompanied by one adult.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instructions from the keeper.
  • Participants must wear sturdy closed toe shoes and long trousers/jeans.
  • The experience takes place at Meerkats at 12.30pm/3.30pm.
  • Scarves and bags will need to left with another person outside the enclosure.
  • There are restrictions on wheelchair/disabled access. However, this can be explained at booking.

Otter Experience - Prices from £70

Oriental Small-Clawed Otter

You will get the chance to meet and feed our family of energetic Oriental Small-Clawed otters.

Watch the otters come out of their holt, swim across the pool and sit at the edge waiting to be fed.

The otters will squeak when they are waiting for you to throw them their fish and meat.

A truly memorable experience!

2019 Prices

£70 (up to 4 people) – Weekdays during term time
£75 (up to 4 people) – Weekends and school holidays

2020 Prices

£75 (up to 4 people) – Weekdays during term time
£80 (up to 4 people) – Weekends and school holidays

Please note; Zoo admission is not included and must be purchased additionally. Discounted entry is available – call us on 01827 883140 for more information.

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

T&Cs

  • Minimum age of 3*
  • Each child under 16 must be accompanied by one adult.
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The experience takes place at the Otter Habitat at 12.30pm.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction.
  • There are restrictions on wheelchair/disabled access. However, this can be explained at booking.

Giraffe Experience – Prices from £95

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Go behind the scenes and get closer than you ever imagined with the tallest land animals, making your day at the zoo one to never forget!

This is a very special opportunity to meet and feed our giraffes and ask the keepers any questions you may have.

Available April – October 2020

Price

£95 (up to 5 people)

Please note; Zoo admission is not included and must be purchased additionally. Discounted entry is available – call us on 01827 883140 for more information.

Book Today

Book now by calling 01827 883 140 or email bookings@twycrosszoo.org

T&Cs

  • Price is for up to 5 people.
  • Minimum age of 3*
  • Each child under 16 must be accompanied by one adult.
  • This experience is suitable for wheelchair users.
  • The experience takes place at Giraffe Savannah at 12pm.
  • All participants need to wear gloves during the experience and follow instruction.
  • There are restrictions on wheelchair/disabled access. However, this can be explained at booking.

*Please note: we can’t guarantee an animal will want to feed. Just like humans they sometimes just aren’t hungry… but this is rare! In extreme circumstances we may have to cancel a feed.
Children under the minimum age requirement for each experience can be held in the arms of their parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must listen to the zoo keepers for their, the keeper’s and the animal’s safety. If this is not adhered to, they will not be able to continue with the experience and no refund or alternative experience will be provided.

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