Twycross Zoo - Follow Your Heart

Opening Times: 10am - 5pm

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

Food & Drink

To help you plan your visit (and those all-important snack stops!), here’s all you need to know about our variety of food and drink outlets. We work hard to ensure there is plenty of choice for adults and children alike, with gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options available throughout the zoo at our various catering outlets.

Our catering services are provided by Compass Group plc on behalf of Twycross Zoo.

Please note all opening times and offerings are subject to change. We always recommend checking with our team on arrival to the zoo for the latest information.

Where to eat at Twycross Zoo

Costa at The Vine Café

Dining options

What’s on the menu?
The Vine café serves Costa specialities including Fairtrade coffee, hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and snacks. Children’s Meal Deal: Choose five items from a selection of sandwiches, snacks, fruit and treats for £5.95.

Opening schedule: Every day 9:30am – 5pm.

The Catch Fish & Chips Bar Twycross Zoo

The Catch Fish Bar

Dining options

What’s on the menu?
Traditional Fish & Chips cooked to order. Our fish comes from sustainable sources and the potatoes for our chips are from Smithy Farm near Atherstone. You’ll also find a children’s menu of sausage, cod or chicken nuggets with chips and a drink for just £6.50

Opening schedule: Every day 11am – 4pm

Oh Crumbs! Cafe The Gruffalo Discovery Land Twycross Zoo

Oh Crumbs! Café

Dining options

Our brand new Oh Crumbs! Café within The Gruffalo Discovery Land is the perfect spot for when your “tummy’s beginning to rumble.”

What’s on the menu?
Costa specialities including Fairtrade Costa coffee, hot and cold drinks, cakes, sandwiches and snacks. – as well as a small selection of pastries.

Opening schedule: Every day 11am – 4pm

The View Restaurant Twycross Zoo

The View Restaurant

Dining options

What’s on the menu?

Freshly made pizza & pasta; tasty vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are also available for all the family. See The View Restaurant sample menu

We kindly ask that only food and drink purchased from The View Restaurant is consumed whilst seated here.

Opening schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 11:30 – 3pm (Opening times are subject to change depending on how busy we are.)

The View Restaurant may also open on peak days, such as bank holidays and school holidays during Spring – Autumn, plus occasional special events throughout the year, at our discretion.

The Grillshack BBQ Twycross Zoo

The Grillshack BBQ

Dining options

What’s on the menu?
BBQ classics including hot dogs, & burgers. Tasty vegetarian and vegan options are also available for all the family.

Opening schedule: Our BBQ opens from around May half term and on through the Summer – weather permitting! We cannot always guarantee its availability.

Snack Kiosks Twycross Zoo


Kiosks around the zoo offer sweet treats and ice creams, along with a selection of hot and cold drinks.
Opening times vary.

Picnics are welcome!

If you wish to bring your own food, we have several open grassy areas and benches for picnics. You can also use these spaces to eat any food bought at Twycross Zoo.
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Twycross Zoo Food & Drink F.A.Q’s

Can I pay by cash or card?

All of our catering and retail outlets around the zoo accept both cash and contactless card. We don’t have a cashpoint on site, however the gift shop offers cash back on purchases over £5.

Which food and drink outlets are always open?

Our all-year round food and drink outlets are: Costa at The Vine CafeOh Crumbs! Cafe and The Catch Fish Bar. These outlets are open daily*

Do Twycross Zoo members get discount on food and drink?

Yes! Members can get 10% off their food and drink orders (excluding alcohol). Simply present your valid membership card to our team at the time of purchase. Become a Twycross Zoo Member today.

Which food and drink outlets have indoor seating areas?

There are places to sit inside at Costa at The Vine Cafe and Oh Crumbs! CafeThe View Restaurant (open on peak days) is an indoor restaurant space where the tables are for customers of The View Restaurant only. Please refrain from using these tables otherwise.

If you’ve brought a picnic or snacks from home, we kindly ask that these are eaten in the picnic areas.

Where can I buy ice cream?

Pretty much all of our catering outlets have a well-stocked freezer for all of your ice cream needs!

Do you have vegetarian and vegan options?

Yes! We ensure that we have vegetarian and vegan options across our catering offering. Please ask a member of our staff for advice whilst you’re here if required.

Where can I find allergy information?

If you have a food allergy or intolerance, please let us know before ordering. Full allergen information for all our food and drink is available upon request.

When is the BBQ open?

We aim to open the BBQ from around May through to September, on peak days when the weather is mainly dry. We love doing the BBQ, but please be aware it is subject to the weather and visitor numbers and regretfully we cannot always guarantee its availability.

Can I bring my own food?

Picnics are welcome! If you wish to bring your own food, we have several open grassy areas and benches for picnics. You can also use these spaces to eat any food bought at Twycross Zoo.


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* Please note that opening times for each of our catering outlets are subject to change, and on rare occasions this can be at short notice due to circumstances beyond our control. We do our best to update any significant changes to our catering offering to this web page as soon as possible.

** Peak days are usually weekends, bank holidays and school holidays Spring to Autumn, along with special events. Opening of these outlets is at the discretion of Twycross Zoo and cannot be guaranteed.