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Twycross Zoo, Atherstone
(3.1/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web)
Set against the backdrop of lush pastureland, picturesque woodland, and gently rolling hills, Twycross Zoo serves as home to approximately 900 animals. Stretching over a 32 hectares (80 acres) expanse of land, the zoo boasts the largest collection of primate species in Europe, as well as a variety of endangered species, including the Amur leopard. Take a look at our Atherstone holiday planner to schedule your visit to Twycross Zoo and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Despite being a rather dull November day we were not disappointed with our visit. Plenty to see and not overcrowded. Animals were reasonably active the gorillas with their babies came out for their lu...  more »
  • Fab fun and a must for any animal loverx good facilities and food reasonable. Indoor play area great for young kids 
  • My grandson was very pleased to hear that one of the giraffes was called brad and was 3, as his name is brad and he is also 3 
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  • Nice sized zoo which can be easily enjoyed in one day. Good variety of animals and activities for kids. The restaurant and shop can be accessed without paying to enter the zoo itself. Reasonably good access from major road routes. They cater for events such as weddings.
  • Brilliant and insightful staff. Every time I go they have updated something and gives its something new everytime I go. For the first time ever I did one of their animal experiences (otter feed) which was excellent. The keeper was very helpful and her interest in her job was very obvious. Clearly dedicated which is great to see when you visit a zoo.
  • A brilliant family day out, we try to go as much as we can, Twycross has a great amount of animals to view in their enclosures, all of the animals seem very healthy and happy, none of the enclosures are cramped and seem very well maintained. The maps you receive at the entrance are very clear and precise, even if you can't find your way via the provided maps, there are several boards dotted around the zoo pinpointing your exact location. The zoo has three restaurants in total, one sell sandwiches, baguettes and what not, the other is a fish and chip restaurant serving great quality food, and the final restaurant is a place to sit and eat what picnic food you may have packed should it be a rainy day, but weather permitting there's also several picnic benches out on grass. Visitors will never be stuck for a toilet break at the zoo as there's multiple toilets catering for disabled guests and parents with small children. Needless to say this zoo has it all. I highly recommend Twycross.
  • Lovely for a day out. The additional water play area is a great idea too and will break up a long day for younger kids. Food quality isnt the best and shop prices are high but within expected range. Yearly passes make it great value.
  • Empty enclosures, run down facilities, weeds everywhere. Disappointed. Lots of people there so the money is coming in, but not sure where it's being spent. The whole site had a 'scruffy' vibe to it. Edit: Much improved in 2016, cleaner and new attractions are impressive. Still the odd empty enclosure.