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Address: A 444 Burton Road | Off the M42, Junction 11, Atherstone CV9 3PX, England
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+44 844 474 1777
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Twycross Zoo is renowned as a specialist primate zoo and has a wide variety...

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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What a lovely zoo.

Lovely zoo. Well set out and lots of happy animals with lots of space. Wide range of species especially quite unusual monkeys and apes. Nice keeper talks throughout the day... read more

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Nathalie S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Having last visited Twycross zoo about 6 years ago, I went again last week with my 14 year old son and 5 year old neice. Since my last visit, the zoo has really changed. The animal enclosures are very impressive, large and interesting for the animals while allowing visitors a good chance to see them. There are activities for the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely zoo. Well set out and lots of happy animals with lots of space. Wide range of species especially quite unusual monkeys and apes. Nice keeper talks throughout the day including making people aware of environmental issues. Not sure why some animals have to be shut away so long before the day ends. Goats walk through was clear an hour... More 

Thank Nathalie S
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We arrived at 3pm thinking we would have loads of time to see everything as the website said it doesn't close until 6 but we're really disappointed that we missed half the big animals as they seemed to have already been put away for the night at 4.30pm. When you pay such a large amount of money you at least... More 

Thank Evie W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Twycross has always been my family's favourite zoo. Having not visited for a few years, I noticed that some of the enclosures were looking a little tired, although most of these didn't appear to have animals in them. The regeneration that has happened is brilliant and more is going on. Just needs some more work and it will be wonderful... More 

Thank jc6222017
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

never heard of this zoo before but what a gem it is - went on a penguin feeding experience and the staff where brilliant and very informative. would recommend a visit if you are in the area. admission is £19.50 for adults

Thank colin b
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonder zoo with a huge variety of animals. From elephants, giraffes to goats and butterfly. Cute baby orangutan called Molly Here's everything you need to know. Parking is free. Booking online is cheaper, easy to do and all you need is a simple reference number. Under 3's are free You cannot take the baby elephant home with you. No... More 

Thank dutchwarrior84
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been about 6 years or so since we last visited Twycross zoo, and in that time I'd say there have been improvements in the attractions it possesses. However our visit didn't start too well and I'm glad I checked ticket pricing on their website before we arrived. There is a 2 tier pricing: standard and an inflated gift aid... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We didn't arrive until lunch time but could of spent whole day there. Kids loved it and we were lucky it was a cool but very sunny day

Thank Sandie W
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clean. Very interesting. Easy parking. Easy access. Lots and lots of places to picnic and relax. All in all a good day out!

Thank rlist2017
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having recently visited here during the Easter half term, it was a little overpriced in terms of the entry fee and had the minimal amount of eateries. We ate at the fish bar but the standard of food was lovely I must admit. I feel that the zoo could have a better layout to ensure you see all the animals... More 

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