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Twycross Zoo

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A 444 Burton Road | Off the M42, Junction 11, Atherstone CV9 3PX, England
+44 844 474 1777
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Brilliant day out

First time at Twycross so didn't know what to expect What a brilliant day out Everywhere was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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Wonderful Zoo for family day out

We took the grandchildren for a day out. There is a varied variety of animals in good sized... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Twycross Zoo is renowned as a specialist primate zoo 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 orang utan and bonobo groups, and in many of our monkey groups. Set in more than 80-acres, we have around 900 animals of more than 160 species to see, including many native species in the Zoo's Nature Reserve. You can walk with our ring-tailed lemurs in their new walk-through enclosure; see our giant tortoises sunbathing in their new grass area and watch our penguins take their daily walk. Our keepers present regular talks and feeds where you can learn a bit more about some of our animals such as the chimpanzees, penguins and meerkats. Twycross Zoo's award winning Education Department offers a variety of discovery opportunities for many different types of groups and parties. The Zoo holds the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, all sessions are curriculum linked and all are designed to best engage all age groups.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average19%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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A 444 Burton Road | Off the M42, Junction 11, Atherstone CV9 3PX, England
+44 844 474 1777
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time at Twycross so didn't know what to expect What a brilliant day out Everywhere was spotlessly clean from the cafes and loos to the animal enclosures and play areas Huge variety of animals So many different areas to explore Interesting talks from the...More

1  Thank Lou2642
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the grandchildren for a day out. There is a varied variety of animals in good sized enclosures.The children loved the play areas in different locations which is an excellent idea together with all the animals to see ,it occupied us all day. Plenty...More

Thank 659philfan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunday morning and myself and friends headed to the zoo, we parked the car controlled by helpful staff who told us where to park. We got into the zoo and paid our money again very polite staff. I was looking forward to this visit as...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the zoo on father's day (hottest day of the year). The day was great, however we only spent 4 hours at the zoo as it was 35°c degrees and not much shade is provided. My son played in the indoor play area for...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here with family and young children. Great zoo with fab splash area. Only problem was the priced it was very over priced.

Thank Jenna T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took my 3 year old grandson. Place is not good value at all. Needs some investment. Soft play area is brilliant for kids. Just a shame management allows adults to take hot drinks and glasses in play area. Kids running around and there's spillages and...More

Thank Trace M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time visit this zoo, I would says we all enjoy the most of day with lots of animals to visit and plenty activities for children especially younger. I would recommend you all go there as my view it's much better than Chester zoo!

Thank carlyx10
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Twycross zoo is quite expensive for what you get. £55 for a family of 4 The park appears quite run down. On our visit the elephants were not there There were only 2 big cats in the enclosure. Mainly it was different types of monkeys....More

1  Thank Rectoryfishbar
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A great shame as I have not been for 20 years. The place is tired and in need of major refurbishment, even the animals seemed fed up. I appreciate that the staff do a good job looking after the animals but had had enough after...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Twycross Zoo is situated within easy striking distance of the M42 motorway on the A444 and easy to find. I arrived shortly after the 10am Sunday opening time and parked without fuss, kindly assisted by the team on duty guiding us in an orderly fashion...More

3  Thank ESP2006
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Joe D
26 May 2017|
Response from MalcH | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe they do but you will need to show a NUS card
Patricia P
25 May 2017|
Response from Wendy T | Reviewed this property |
yes i believe there is i dont live that way i live in the other direction but there was bu timetables and stuff inside
21 May 2017|
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Response from amandamcneil |
Sorry, I probably didn't explain myself. I was talking about purchasing the Giraffe encounter that you can buy for £75, where you get to feed them. I was considering buying it as a gift for my daughter but it is quite dear... More