Set in the heart of England on the Leicestershire/Warwickshire border, discover more than 400 animals from over 80 species, including big cats and great apes at Twycross Zoo.
Animals at Twycross Zoo
Spanning more than 80 acres, Twycross Zoo has around 400 animals of almost 80 species to see, including many endangered animals and native species in the Zoo’s Nature Reserve.
Specialist Primate Zoo
Renowned as a specialist primate zoo, caring for a wide variety of monkeys and apes. Twycross Zoo is the only zoo in the UK where you can see all types of great ape – gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee and bonobo. There are plenty of other animals to see too, from favourites including meerkats and penguins to the Amur leopard, the world’s rarest big cat.
The Gruffalo Discovery Land
Inspired by the bestselling children’s book, guests can pay a visit to The Gruffalo Discovery Land, a four-acre land that brings together the much-loved characters from The Gruffalo.
The aim of this ground-breaking experience 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.
Attractions at Twycross Zoo
There’s lots to do at Twycross Zoo, here are some of the highlights..
⭐ Explore acres upon acres of wildlife
⭐ Discover over 400 animals from over 80 species
⭐ Explore the multi-million pound tiger habitat and come face to face with the iconic big cats
In addition, Twycross Zoo is the only place in the UK home to the four great apes – chimpanzee, orangutan, gorilla and bonobo.
Family and Educational Activities
Twycross Zoo offers lots of family and educational activities including animal experiences and tours, photography workshops, animal yoga and more.
Below we list some of the most popular activities:
* View the ring-tailed lemurs up close in their walk-through enclosure.
* See the troop of emperor tamarins leap above your head in their treetop exhibit.
* Watch 4 species of gibbon swing around in Gibbon Forest
* See all 4 great apes: gorilla, orangutan, chimpanzee and the UK’s only group of bonobos.
* Feed the lorikeets, watch the Penguins, and listen to the keeper talks.
* Journey through the deep, dark wood in the Gruffalo Discovery Land.
Childrens Play Areas
Children can burn off their excess energy in the indoor soft play area and outdoor play areas. There is also a huge Wet & Wild water play area – so don’t forget a towel!
Travelling to Twycross Zoo
Twycross Zoo is located near Birmingham on the A444, which can be accessed via the A5 and the M42 junction 11. Use the postcode CV9 3PX or follow the brown tourist signs. Free parking is available on site.
There are lots of places to stay near the zoo. If you would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at the self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip. If visiting with younger children then why not combine your trip with Drayton Manor and stay at the Travelodge in Tamworth which sits between the two attractions.
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