Twycross Zoo

Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX
Burton Road England CV9 GB

Now celebrating over 50 years of business, Twycross Zoo is one of the UK’s major zoos and a renowned primate centre, welcoming around 500,000 visitors a year to its 80 acre site in Leicestershire. Help maintain the conservation of over 1,000 animals by visiting Twycross Zoo, which is the only zoo in the UK to have every type of great ape: chimpanzees, gorillas, orang utans and bonobos. Other animals at the zoo include penguins, zebra, snow leopards, gibbons, monkeys, Asian elephants, meerkats, lemurs and critically endangered Amur leopards. Take a ride on the Twycross Express train, walk among the butterflies and pet animals in the zoo’s Explorer Zone, and head to the zoo’s Lorikeet Landing to feed the birds nectar by hand. Visitors can take a break in the Himalaya Centre which offers a spacious 300 seat restaurant with a wide range of catering, plus a gift shop and children’s soft play.


  • The zoo has a number of cafes and dining facilities on site. There are also several toilet blocks across the zoo site with disabled access and baby changing facilities.
  • Dogs are not permitted on site with the exception of assistance dogs, although they are not allowed access to the indoor areas of the ape and elephant exhibits
  • Disability scooters are available to hire from Guest Services and can be booked in advance of zoo visits for £12
  • There is disabled access across the majority of the zoo site except for inside the lemur house
  • Ample free parking is available at the Twycross Zoo including blue badge disabled parking

Opening Times: Open all year round

Costs: Adult – £17.95 With online discount £16.16
Child – (3-16yrs) – £12.95 With online discount £11.66
Infant – (under 3yrs) – FREE
Concession – (Senior Citizens [60+] and Students with a NUS card) – £15.50 With online discount £13.95
Special Needs – Adult £14.95 With online discount £13.45
Special Needs – Child £10.95 With online discount £9.86

Photo Credits: © Copyright (Image 1-Nigel Palmer, Image 2-Twycross Zoo, Image 3-Chris Simpson)

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