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Twycross Zoo, Atherstone

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
3/5 based on 2,000+ 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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  • The zoo is really worth a visit. It is very interesting with a great selection of animals which all seem to be kept in good conditions. There were a few empty enclosures but not very many. I particula...  read more »
  • August bank holiday Monday myself,my husband,our youngest daughter ,and her two daughters visited the zoo.It was lovely weather wise,there are many animals to see,monkeys of different shapes ,and size...  read more »
  • A family wedding at Twycross Zoo. The ceremony was is in the Hymalaya Room, it was great, the staff from the zoo were lovely and very attentive. The food afterwards was great, service good and prompt....  read more »
  • Visited today wasn't too busy just enough for a good atmosphere. Always clean and tidy, and plenty of staff making sure enclosures and viewing areas were clean for visitors. Only downside is paths are not great for pushchairs, and there doesn't seem to be a natural flow around so end up going past the same bit a few times. Plenty of things to do to keep the youngsters entertained indoors and out.
  • Many of the primates look bored and ru down. Enclosures too small for these animals and hardly anything in them to keep the monkeys entertained. When we went today the elephants were standing up at the gate to come in for their feed. two staff members went around leisurely putting hay in the baskets, so many of the visitors and elephants thought they would open the gate. The zoo keepers disappeared inside without sayign anything to anyone and we all stood their for 45 minutes before people started walking off. The elephants were obviously hungry and one was banging against the gate. I went inside and called the zoo keeper sometime after that and was told they will only open the gate at 2.30 (after 2 hours) as that is public feeding time. Disgraceful to treat hungry animals in that way.
  • I'd not been in many years but good to see money is being spent on the zoo as it was looking very tired when I went before, not now however! Lots of new 'zones' and purpose built walk throughs make the zoo experience much more engaging.
  • Had a fab time with my wife, our three-year old daughter, and friends. The kids could play on the soft-play area and then visit the various animals. Lots of primates, no reptiles (that we could see)! Not a cheap activity but well worth it!
  • Lots of things to see, price isn't *too* bad (but it might be nice if they at least considered a family ticket option). Worth a visit.
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