Twycross Zoo

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Twycross Zoo – set in the heart of England on the Leicestershire / Warwickshire border.
Twycross Zoo is an award-winning conservation charity, with an award-winning schools programme, and fun for all the family 364 days a year. Set in more than 80 acres, we have around 500 animals of almost 100 species to see, including many endangered animals and also native species in the Zoo's Nature Reserve. The Zoo was founded in 1963 by pet shop owners Molly Badham and Natalie Evans, after the pair's increasing zoological collection outgrew their three-quarter-acre site in Hints, Staffordshire. Twycross Zoo is now renowned as a World Primate Centre and has a wide variety of monkeys and apes including the UK's only group of bonobos.
We have breeding groups of many endangered primate species so we often have babies and toddlers playing around in our great ape groups, and in many of our monkey groups. We also hold a range of other species including giraffes, snow leopards, penguins, meerkats, tapirs, kangaroos, snakes, flamingos and the world's rarest big cat, the Amur leopard, plus more.

Twycross Zoo is now the home of The Gruffalo Discovery Land. The new, four-acre land, brings together the much-loved characters, from The Gruffalo, inspired by the bestselling children's book The Gruffalo written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and our conservation organisation that exists to protect wildlife, preserve endangered species and educate the next generation on the importance of protecting our planet.

The aim for this ground-breaking experience, developed in partnership with Magic Light Pictures, is to inspire more children than ever before about the importance of conservation and the natural world. With real-life animals, animatronics, film clips and much more, visitors to The Gruffalo Discovery Land at Twycross Zoo can encounter Fox, Owl, Snake, Mouse and the Gruffalo along their interactive journey through the deep, dark wood.

Book your package now

To book your break, simply click on the book now button, enter your dates and number of guests and we’ll show you everything that’s available. You can visit this attraction on these breaks –

Leicestershire Family Max

£440.00 - 4 nights, 5 experiences - 2 adults + 2 children

Taking a great family holiday has never been easier.

Richard III Country Family Break

£159.00 - 1 nights, 3 experiences - 2 adults + 2 children

Explore the fascinating story of the Battle of Bosworth on this great family break. Richard III Country is within easy reach of all and packed full of surprises waiting to be uncovered.

Leicestershire Family Fun

£159.00 - 1 nights, 3 experiences - 2 adults + 2 children

Welcome to Leicestershire, the perfect place for your fun packed StayPlayExplore family holiday.

Leicestershire Family Plus

£339.00 - 3 nights, 4 experiences - 2 adults + 2 children

Taking a great family holiday this year has never been easier.
Terms & Conditions

The zoo is closed on Christmas Day. This ticket cannot be used towards upgrade to annual membership scheme or in conjunction with any other promotion or special offer.