Twycross Zoo

Places to Visit


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Re-opening 12th April!

Update: We have restricted the amount of visitors allowed on site and we are only accepting online ticket bookings with an allocated timeslot. Members will also need to book online to secure a timeslot too. Visitors will not be able to purchase admission tickets from the ticket kiosks at Twycross Zoo.

In line with government guidance, we’ve made some changes to our zoo operations to ensure we keep all of our visitors and staff safe. Find out more and book your tickets online here.

Twycross Zoo

Open 364 days a year, Twycross Zoo is set amongst the beautiful rural countryside in the heart of England.

Right on the Leicestershire / Warwickshire border, Twycross Zoo is an award-winning conservation charity, with an award-winning schools programme, and fun for all the family.

Immerse yourself and explore the animal world any time of the year, with indoor and outdoor habitats, interactive experiences and fun, exciting encounters with over 500 animals, from 125 different species.

The Animals at Twycross Zoo

Animals come in all shapes and sizes, from leopards to lemurs, parrots to prairie dogs and tortoises to tarantulas. Twycross Zoo cares for around 500 animals of 125 species of bigger animals, including many endangered species, plus hundreds of creepy crawlies too. Renowned as a specialist primate zoo, we care for a wide variety of monkeys and apes, and are the only zoo in the UK where you can see all types of great ape – gorilla, orang utan, chimpanzee and bonobo (you should be able to spot some humans too!). There’s plenty to see, from favourites including meerkats and penguins, to the Amur leopard, the world’s rarest big cat.

Click here to find a list of all the animals at Twycross Zoo.

Your Visit

Want to know more about what to expect during your visit to Twycross Zoo? Click here for all the latest information.

Book your tickets

Please note in line with government guidance, we have restricted the number of tickets available to book per day and tickets can only be booked online in advance. All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. We are not able to change the date of your visit once you have booked. For more information click here.

To book your visit, please select a DATE and an ARRIVAL TIME SLOT on the calendar. Follow this link to book your tickets.

Membership at Twycross Zoo

Our memberships are very popular, and it's a great way to support Twycross Zoo. Membership Prices:

  • Adult: £65
  • Child: £50
  • Concession: £60

Find out more and sign up here.

Twycross Zoo App

As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability, we’ve removed printed maps from Twycross Zoo. Make your mark on sustainability and download our app today, taking advantage of our NEW paperless map!

Key Features:

  • Route-finding – similar to Google maps, navigate your way around the zoo with an approx time to get to your destination.
  • Interactive Map – find out more and easily locate animal habitats, shops, cafes, toilets and more.
  • Notifications – receive real time updates on offers, promotions and more before, during and after your visit.
  • Day Planner – Before you arrive at Twycross Zoo, plan your day by adding your must see animals and attractions to your itinerary and tick them off once complete.

Download the Twycross Zoo App here!

Parking at Twycross Zoo

Free parking is available on site, and your vehicle is accessible at all times. For Satellite navigation use post code: CV9 3PX

Make a Donation

Despite our long history we have never needed the support of our communities more than now. We are calling on you to celebrate our past and protect our future. It costs over half a £million per month to keep Twycross Zoo running at a minimum and we need your help to ensure that the great work we do can continue into the future. Click here to make a donation.

Open hours

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 17:00
Saturday10:00 - 17:00
Sunday10:00 - 17:00