Twycross Zoo

January 1st, 2018 / / 13 Comments »

Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo has recently completed a substantial refurbishment programme and now includes a range of interactive animal experiences, an extensive indoor play area plus all the fun of the zoo.  Proving popular with visitors, follow our guide to Twycross Zoo below packed with cheap ticket options & top tips to get the most from your visit.

Top Tip; enjoy a Stay Play Explore Break that includes luxury accommodation, breakfast + 3 attractions from just £149 per family!


Twycross Zoo Meerkat

Enjoy the Meerkats at Twycross Zoo


Twycross Zoo; Stay Play Explore Family Fun

This Stay Play Explore Family Fun Short Break includes a luxury overnight stay plus family entry to 3 visitor attractions/activities for just £149 per family, (£159 bank holiday weekends).  The package includes family entry to any 3 of the following; Twycross Zoo, National Space Centre., Conkers, Swadlincote Ski Centre, Twinlakes Park, Leicester Outdoor Pursuits & Bosworth, (crazy gold & pedalos).

Included within your package is a family overnight stay in a 3 or 4 star hotel & breakfast & all in from just £149 for a family of 4, (larger families can be accommodated at an additional charge).  The great advantage with this deal is that you can combine a budget break away with activities that suit all the family PLUS a bit of luxury on the side!

LOOK OUT FOR OUR Twycross Zoo Guide packed with money saving ideas to help you get the most from your day out!


Penguin swimming at Twycross Zoo

Penguins at Twycross Zoo


Twycross Zoo; Summer Sundowns

Look out for Summer Sundowns that runs each summer at Twycross Zoo offering entry for around £5pp.  Entrance includes access to the zoo and musical performances with tickets valid for use from late afternoon onward.  With the zoo remaining open until around 8.30pm on these evenings, it’s a chance to pick up a cheaper ticket for a later visit.  We’ll bring you more details is this offer runs again summer 2017.

Twycross Zoo Membership Offers

If you are planing a visit Twycross Zoo a number of times during the year, it can be worth considering Twycross Zoo membership.  Not only can you gain unlimited access to Twycross Zoo, but fantastic reciprocal membership benefits at many other zoos around the country with a range of membership options available.

Twycross Zoo membership includes free entry to the following; Chester Zoo, (1 visit), Edinburgh Zoo, Newquay Zoo, Paignton Zoo, Dublin Zoo, Colchester Zoo, Marwell Zoo, (1 visit), Belfast Zoo, Living Coasts, Paignton, (1 visit), Paignton Zoo, (1 visit).

Follow our top tips for Twycross Zoo to help you save time & money on a trip to the zoo.


giraffe at the zoo

Photo; Phil Loach


Twycross Zoo; Free Entry for Blue Peter Badgeholders

It can be worth the children applying for a Blue Peter Badge to secure FREE entry to Twycross Zoo.  This offer is only available to children, (6 to 15 years), that hold a valid Blue Peter badge & badge card when accompanied by a full paying adult. Great to see that at this setting if an adult is accompanied by 2 children, both gain free entry if they have the necessary documentation!  More information available at Blue Peter Badgeholder Offer.

Twycross Zoo & Voluntary Donations

Worth noting that Twycross Zoo will add a small donation towards conservation work unless you opt out. Simply deselect the donation box when booking online or ask for your donation to be omitted when paying at the gate. What I would say is, consider carefully what you want to do as this donation does go towards vital conservation work, but ultimately the choice is yours to make.

Twycross Zoo; One Off Promotions

From time to time, Twycross Zoo will run a specific one off  promotion that offers discounted entry on select days.  Previously we’ve seen promotions such as ‘Free Entry For Red Heads’ & we’ll bring you more details if any further offers become available during the year.

Top tip; extend you stay with a Stay Play Explore break that includes family entry to Twycross Zoo, National Space Centre, Conkers or more.


gorilla baby at Twycross Zoo

Baby Gorilla at Twycross Zoo


Twycross Zoo; Senior Deals

Previously, Twycross Zoo have run a number of seniors promotions for people over 60 years.  We’ll bring you more details if these senior promotions run again but remember proof of age will be required.

Twycross Zoo; Free Parking

Great to see that there are no parking charges in place at Twycross Zoo.

Did You Know….

You can hold your wedding at Twycross Zoo with free entry to the zoo for all your guests during the day.  The bride even gets to feed the animals during the day that makes a change from throwing your bouquet!

Follow our top tips for Twycross Zoo to help you save time & money on a trip to the zoo.

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  1. What is the cost of a family ticket

    • Hi Caroline, interestingly it seems like Twycross Zoo does not offer a family rate but simply offers adult & child rates, (under 3’s go free). Might be worth applying for a Blue Peter badge if you have a child age between 6 & 15 years as valid badgeholders can pick up free entry when accompanied by a full paying adult.

  2. AMANDA ELLARD says:


    • Hi Amanda, why not try the summer sundowns that are running on select dates in August priced at just £5pp. This offers late entry into the zoo plus access to a range of music & events running during the evening. You can more details within our main Twycross Zoo article.

  3. Andrew Gough says:

    We would be interested to learn why the One Snow Leopard, commenced to pace up and down in quite a frenetic manner and for quite a long following a period of relaxation.Observed at 4:15pm on the 5th January,the sex being unknown ( the other Snow Leopard was located some distance away on the higher ground,quite active,but moving quite normally).Both animals were in the vision of each other.

    • Hi Andrew, Topdogdays is independent of Twycross Zoo as we simply let you know the deals & discounts available for visitor attractions around the UK. You would probably best contacting Twycross Zoo directly with your specific query, sorry I could not be of more help.

  4. Are you aware the photo above – they are actually otters – NOT BEAVERS

  5. Tracey butterworth says:

    Love twycross have visited many times never been disappointed I particularly absolutely adore the silver back great apes

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      lizwalsh says:

      Hi Tracey, by co-incidence we were at Twycross Zoo over the bank holiday weekend and had a great time too! I kept a look out for the silver back great apes and wasn’t disappointed particularly the little one playing with a ball:)

  6. mrs valerie gillott says:

    my husband and i would like to visit twycross zoo. we are in hucknall in nottingham . is there a bud service to get there at all ?

    • The only information I can see on the Twycross zoo website regarding buses is that there is a bus that goes from Ashby de la Zouch to Nuneaton that stops by Twycross Zoo. Whilst I don’t think this will be of much use to you in Hucknall, perhaps your best option is to contact your local bus service provider directly for further information.

      • tracy Bennett says:

        Mrs Valeria gillott you can get a bus from derby bus station direct to twycross zoo. Or Nottingham bus station. I hope this helps you.