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Twycross Zoo

August 1st, 2016 / / 10 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.  Follow our guide below for cheap ticket options and top tips to get the most from your day out.

Top Tip; enjoy a Stay Play Explore Break that includes overnight accommodation, breakfast & family entry to 2 other attractions for just £139 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 in the East Midlands from just £139 per family.  The package includes family entry to any 3 of the following;

  • Twycross Zoo.
  • Conkers.
  • National Space Centre.
  • Swadlincote Ski Centre.
  • Twinlakes Park.
  • Leicester Outdoor Pursuits & more.

Included within your package is a family overnight stay in a 3 or 4 star hotel & breakfast & all in from just £139 for a family of 4, (larger families can be accommodated at an additional charge).  This is a great way for families to enjoy a mini-break away without spending a fortune and you can return later in the year should you wish to delay visiting an attraction.

Follow our recent review of a Stay Play Explore break to see how we got on that includes plenty of top tips to help you get the most from your short break.

 

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!

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!

 

 

 

 

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  1. AMANDA ELLARD says:

    WHY IS THERE NEVER ANY OFFERS TWO FOR ONE WHEN I AM LOOKING FOR THEM WOULD LOVE TO GO TO TWYCROSS BUT FEEL 32.00 FOR TWO PEOPLE IS OUT OF MY REACH.

    • 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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:)

  5. 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.