Twycross Zoo

We are here again and heartbroken that we find ourselves in such a difficult position once more… but we must do what it takes to beat this virus together. Therefore following the government announcement of a national lockdown, at 5pm on Wednesday 4th November we will once again close our gates until 10am on Thursday the 3rd of December.

We hoped sincerely this day would not come again, as we have made no secret that our beloved zoo has been fighting for survival since the spring lockdown which has already led to a £3.5 million dent in our finances. Despite working hard to influence the government the £100m million zoo fund is sadly still not accessible to us, and many zoos, due to extremely limited eligibility criteria. These factors combined continue to put the vital conservation and education work we do both on site and around the world at risk.

Twycross Zoo has always had a great community around it and YOUR efforts to help get us back on track with your unwavering support in both visits and donations has been humbling and for that we are truly grateful. You really are our saviours and we sincerely hope with you by our sides we will get through this again.

Twycross Zoo needs you once more…

With your help we can all come out the other end happy and together once more

With your help we can all enjoy our beautiful 100 acre site and help protect many critically endangered species from extinction

With your help we can continue to provide a safe place where we inspire all generations to care about the animals with which we share our planet

With your help we CAN survive

While we will close our doors to visitors the reality is our animals cannot be furloughed so our dedicated staff need to continue to work during this period. So we will be here behind locked gates once again caring for our animals and protecting vitally endangered species. We will try as much as we can to share our stories and activities with you we hope that our animals can be of comfort and support to some of you during this difficult time and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Please take care of each other.

Believe in tomorrow, support us today

Donate to us at or Text BELIEVE10 to 70470 to donate £10 or Text BELIEVE15 to 70470

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Twycross Zoo have received the 'We're Good to Go' certificate from the National Tourist Board of England. 


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 650 animals of almost 150 species to see, including many endangered animals and 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 coatis.

We are open 364 days a year from 10.00am (we only close Christmas Day)

The Zoo is located only four-miles from junction 11 of the M42/A42 (which links the M1 and M6) making it readily accessible from anywhere in central England.

We offer free parking.

Twycross Zoo
Burton Road Atherstone Warwickshire CV9 3PX

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Information relating to Coronavirus.

As of 4 January 2021, England is in a National lockdown: Stay at Home. Please be aware of the restrictions and comply with government guidance. Keep visiting the Visit Derby website for regular updates. Thank you.