Winter at Twycross Zoo

Winter at Twycross Zoo

As the clocks go back and the dark nights draw in, the weather has turned cold and quite frankly a bit blah. It can put a dampener on any day out – literally!

But why would we let the weather win?

We are from England after all, the home of rain and cold. Even when it’s Summer, the colder months really don’t seem that far around the corner.

Here at the zoo, our animals are acclimatised to our weather but like us, even some prefer the warm to the cold. Our giraffes enjoy more time in their indoor enclosure whereas our Humboldt penguins still love a swim in their pool!

It’s all about wellies and waterproofs

As a child I can’t remember ever being bothered by the weather – I was wrapped up with a coat, scarf and gloves with my bright coloured wellies before we went out for the day.

Jumping in muddy puddles, kicking the piles crunchy, autumnal leaves and making snow angels were some of the things I loved the most! I can even remember using socks for gloves when making snow balls to throw at my brothers.

Why Winter at Twycross Zoo is the BEST!

Winter at the zoo is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Set within 88 acres of countryside, the zoo is brimming with wildlife and nature – see how many species you can spot!

With no queues and less crowds, enjoy the crisp, clear weather as you take your time meeting our beautiful animals – there’s no need to rush at all!

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Opening Times: 10am - 5pm