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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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  • We arrived on a very foggy day 10 days before Christmas. Walking from the car park the first building is impressive, this is where the shop, soft play area and cafĂ© is housed. Along the to cabin to pa...  more »
  • We come every week after school to the soft play with the children we noticed that they are having alterations done to the eating area. They have restricted brands of what's on sale and also when ask ...  more »
  • Took a group of disabled children as we were reading the story Dear Zoo. Went to see the elephants, giraffes and monkeys. They loved the noise from the monkeys. We were having a great time until it wa...  more »
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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.