Welcome to the Wetlands at Twycross Zoo. Our trail will take you on a journey through an important native habitat.
An inland water ecosystem, the Wetlands are one of the most valuable natural resources on the planet. Immobilising carbon and nutrients they are extremely important for water purification and act as a natural storage facility for rain water - producing large amounts of plant biomass as a result.
An area developed to provide a natural habitat for rare and endangered species, the Wetlands will bring you closer to nature than ever before. This designated area will provide a safe and secure home for resident bats, birds, insects and small mammals to thrive and reintroduce new species as nature takes its course.
Whether it be a leisurely stroll on a warm summer's afternoon, or a morning spent huddled in a hide to catch a glimpse of visiting rare and interesting birds or pond dipping with children, the Wetlands will bring something for all ages! By developing a wetland area, Twycross Zoo will continue to save wildlife on its very doorstep and influence species to thrive in a natural wetland habitat.
Open all the time
The Wetlands opens from 11am and to enter you will need to show the wristband you were given when paying to enter the zoo or your Friends of Twycross Zoo membership card.
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The zoo is located on the A444, which can be accessed via the A5 and the M42. Twycross Zoo is signposted on the brown attractions signs.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Public toilets
- Pushchairs available
- Welcome Host
- Wheelchairs available
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed
Self-Assessed Accessibility Details
- Designated parking for guests with disabilities
- Within 50 metres approx. of entrance
- The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
- is solid
- Drop-off point for guests outside entrance
- The route from the parking area to the entrance:
- Is flat (i.e. without steps)
- Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
- Good contrast between the floor and walls