Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 6pm

Animal Experiences

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…

Great Ape Tour

Twycross Zoo is the only UK zoo with all four great apes!

Meet our passionate, expert ape keepers and enjoy a guided tour around our four species of the great apes. Learn about training, enrichment and what it’s like to manage apes in a zoo. Witness a scatter feed or other ape enrichment in this totally unique experience. Included in this experience is an afternoon tea.

Prices

£300 (up to 2 people – over 18s only)

£450 (up to 4 people – over 18s only)

Dates

Coming soon

Terms & Conditions

  • Must be over the age of 18
  • Maximum of 4 people on the tour
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change
  • The experience will operate in all weather conditions
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs in some internal areas
  • Must be physically fit and be able to go up and down stairs unaided
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

Tiger Encounter - Introductory Price £350 for two people

ALL NEW FOR TWYCROSS ZOO! Treat your loved one to this thrilling Tiger Encounter.

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.

Enjoy a tasty meal included in your encounter with a choice of a afternoon tea or visit to our fish and chip restaurant on site, The Catch Fish Bar. You will  be met by one of our expert keeper team to discover the design process and state-of-the-art features of their multi-million pound enclosure.

Witness a training demonstration where our keepers show the award-winning techniques used to train them then get close to help feed them a tasty meal. Finally, you can head to the Guest Services to collect your souvenir and certificate so you can remember your encounter for years to come. This encounter also includes zoo admission.

Prices

£350 (up to 2 people – over 18s only)

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Maximum of 2 people per experience, no additional capacity for viewing (family members etc)
  • Please note that on rare occasions our Tigers might not choose to be fed and you will be welcomed to re-book your experience again at a later date.
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

Early Bird Big Cats Group Tour

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 leopard as you take advantage of exclusive early access to the zoo. Learning about big cat personalities, feeding habits and the importance of conservation work, with their expert keeper. Don’t miss out on great photo opportunities!

This experience includes a breakfast pastry and Costa drink, before heading back into the zoo for your own day visit (included in the price).

Prices

£55pp

Dates

Coming soon

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 8. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult
  • Maximum of 10 people per tour
  • The experience itinerary, content, duration and availability are subject to change
  • The experience will operate in all weather conditions
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

Amur Leopard Encounter - £300 for two people

Feed our Amur Leopards 

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

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

Enjoy a tasty meal included in your encounter with a choice of a afternoon tea or visit to our fish and chip restaurant on site, The Catch Fish Bar. This experience includes zoo admission.

Prices

£300 (up to 2 people – over 18s only)

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Maximum of 2 people per experience, no additional capacity for viewing (family members etc)
  • Please note that on rare occasions our Amur leopards might not choose to be fed. In the event this happens you will be welcomed to re-book your experience again at a later date.
  • The experience will operate in all weather conditions
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

 

Flamingo and Pelican Experience - £35 for two people

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

Prices

£35 (up to 2 people)

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 7 years. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum of 2 people per experience
  • Experience lasts approx 15 minutes and does not include zoo admission. Discounted entry is available upon booking.
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

Lemur Experience - Prices from £70

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

Begin your experience with a special breakfast call for our troop of lemurs.

Watch them 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 memento of your day.

Prices

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

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 3 years. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum of 4 people per experience, no additional capacity for viewing (family members etc)
  • Wheelchair access is restricted, this is dependent on the time of year; please speak with a member of the team for more details.
  • Not all lemurs will choose to be involved in the experience.
  • This experience does not include zoo admission. Discounted entry is available upon booking.
  • 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
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

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!

Prices

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

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 6 years. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum of 4 people per experience
  • Not all penguins will be involved in the experience.
  • This experience does not include zoo admission. Discounted entry is available upon booking.
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

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?

Prices

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

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 6 years. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum of 4 people per experience
  • This experience does not include zoo admission. Discounted entry is available upon booking.
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

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

Price

£95 (up to 5 people)

Terms & Conditions

  • Minimum age of 3 years. Under 16 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Maximum of 5 people per experience, no additional capacity for viewing (family members etc)
  • This experience does not include zoo admission. Discounted entry is available upon booking.
  • Your booking in non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • The health and safety of our animals is our number one priority therefore we ask that anyone suffering or showing symptoms of a contagious disease (Covid-19, flu, cold etc) do not take part in the experience. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to refuse entry and we ask that you contact us before your visit, re-book and do not attend the experience or zoo whilst ill.

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