Twycross Zoo


Our team have been working hard since we’ve been closed planning and putting measures in place so we can safely re-open soon.

Online bookings are not open just yet, but when we do re-open you’ll notice some differences to your day out.


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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.

BOO at the Zoo

24 Oct 2020 - 1 Nov 2020

BOO at the Zoo is back with even more frightful fun for the whole family this October Half Term.

Horrors of the Wild

30 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020

Are you ready to enter the Horrors of the Wild? Journey deep into the wild by torchlight and experience first-hand threats faced by some of the most endangered animals on the planet.

Twycross Zoo’s Christmas Spectacular

5 Dec 2020 - 24 Dec 2020

Immerse yourself in a winter wonderland at Twycross Zoo’s Christmas Spectacular Event this December!

Twycross Zoo
Burton Road Atherstone Warwickshire CV9 3PX

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Information relating to Coronavirus.

We are very pleased to welcome you back to the City of Derby. Please remember to ‘Do the right thing for Derby’ and follow the latest government guidance.