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Twycross Zoo

#1 of 12 things to do in Atherstone Features Animals
A 444 Burton Road | Off the M42, Junction 11, Atherstone CV9 3PX, England
+44 844 474 1777
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OK - not the best

I expected a lot more from Twycross than actually delivered. I'm a big supporter of animal... read more

Reviewed today
danioko
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Direction signage needs to be improved

Having visited the zoo twice within a year I was surprised to see that directions from the carpark... read more

Reviewed today
Lorraine B
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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%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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A 444 Burton Road | Off the M42, Junction 11, Atherstone CV9 3PX, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

I expected a lot more from Twycross than actually delivered. I'm a big supporter of animal conservation and make many donations throughout the year. This was my first visit to this zoo. Now don't get me wrong it was perfectly pleasant and all of the...More

Thank danioko
Reviewed today via mobile

Having visited the zoo twice within a year I was surprised to see that directions from the carpark into the zoo and in and around the zoo have not been improved despite several reviews highlighting this problem. As for getting out, we kept going round...More

Thank Lorraine B
Reviewed yesterday

We came to twycross zoo on the 23rd Of June, it has been several years since we had visited twycross zoo and oh my it has got better! The kids loved the animal talks and loved asking all the keepers the information they wanted to...More

Thank harrietstace
Reviewed 2 days ago

I took all my family for a day out here as a treat and was not disappointed. They have some good offers for family tickets etc which was a pleasant surprise. There is a vast selection of animals but only down side is there is...More

Thank MillerMad
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took our grandson here on his 4th birthday for a treat.Its quite expensive but overall we thought the place and animals were quite well kept.However the restaurant was awful,no air conditioning or fans on a very hot day,only one person serving so service was...More

Thank pwilliams1511
Reviewed 4 days ago

Twycross is a lovely place to visit especially for anyone with children. Like most zoos these days they place an emphasis on conservation. There's a good variety of animals with a large selection of primates. The highlights were the giraffes and the baby gorilla but...More

Thank Martin B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Twycross Zoo. We've been coming ever since we was little and a lot has changed and improved. When we arrived, we were greeted by a very friendly young lady, who's name I didn't get but had pink streaks in...More

Thank Tommy A
Reviewed 5 days ago

We and what seems like the rest of the UK visited here last Father's Day - not that either of us are Fathers lol. It was absolutely scorching and the massive queue to get in was frankly not what we needed. The canteen area near...More

1  Thank Elmo1989_03
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited on Father's Day to take advantage of the free dads offer which made it better value. It was a very hot day and it was very busy. We haven't been to this zoo for a few years and we were disappointed overall. There...More

Thank wadey97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today with my son. Twycross zoo is amazing. So much to see and do the grounds are so well kept and clean and tidy. All the animal enclosure are well maintained. We spent most of the day there and could of stayed longer...More

Thank squirrelsleap
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Joe D
hi, does Twycross zoo do student prices?
25 May 2017|
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Response from MalcH | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe they do but you will need to show a NUS card
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Patricia P
Is the a bus that go's to the zoo from Birmingham.
25 May 2017|
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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
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amandamcneil
Hi, can someone tell me how long the Giraffe Experience lasts please?
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
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