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Twycross Zoo, Atherstone

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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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  • We visited today to feed penguins I arranged for my partner as a gift. The zoo itself is lovely, well set out and obviously well looked after, happy, health animal. Staff are extremely friendly and ap...  more »
  • I did a review a long while back but went again recently. There is a fair amount of new buildings and enclosures and it appears to be looking up. I hope the animals are fed better than the visitors. I...  more »
  • We took our one year old to celebrate her birthday last month and I was pleasantly surprised with some of the updates and new enclosures that have been built at the zoo. It felt like there were a lot ...  more »
  • Very nice zoo getting nicer. My family ended up getting membership and go several times a month. They have an outdoor and indoor play area and the zoo as a whole has a wide range of animals with a primary focus on monkeys/apes/chimps and the like. Great place for a family day out, just don't go on a special day like mothers day or fathers day cause everyone else is going too and it's packed and take ages to get a parking spot and you can't really see many animals as there are too many people in the way.
  • This is a great place for a day out with ya family or just as a couple. Plenty to do just for the day. We did the penguin experience and fed the penguins. Great day. I'd say the food is way over priced but it generally is at places like this. Lots of picnic tables tho if you want to take your own food x
  • Love this place (we are members). Lots of Monkeys, Chimps etc. and Zoo is a good size without being daunting. Shame they are getting rid of the Elephants (as they are always a big draw) but nice zoo for a day out. You'll do it all in a day.
  • Twycross is a little off the beaten track so the zoo doesn't feel as busy as others. The entry price is a bit steep and as of June 2017 there are no family concessions available. The zoo is not huge and you will easily see everything in a single day. There are good places for picnics and also good places to buy food and drink though you will pay a premium to do so. There are drinks and ice cream huts around the park so you are never far away from refreshments. The zoo itself is clean and well kept and there are plenty of staff about if you need help with anything. The zoo specialises in primates and you will see some amazing and memorable things on every visit from baby's first steps to riotous antics. My only real criticism of the zoo is that despite some great open exhibits it was disappointing to have to watch the chimps and the gorillas through plexiglass partitions.
  • Lovely place for a day out with a variety of animals. The zoo is relatively well maintained, but could have slightly cleaner water. I wouldn't say this is too big of a flaw when compared to the amount of positive reasons to go. The zoo has large indoor bird enclosure visitors are able to go in a feed birds which is definitely worth going in if you like parrots. The visitor store is as with all visitor store overpriced.

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