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Twycross Zoo

Twycross Zoo


Burton Road,


Twycross Zoo – World Primate Centre!

Come face-to-face with over 900 animals of more than 150 species, including some of the most endangered on our planet, at Twycross Zoo!

Set in more than 80 acres, immerse yourself in some of the Zoo's fascinating exhibits including: the Borneo Longhouse, where a pathway winds through a sequence of exotic bird and animal exhibits surrounded by landscaped aquatic gardens and Uda Walawe, a Sri Lankan themed elephant walkway which gives stunning, uninterrupted views of four female Asian elephants. Last year saw the unveiling of Bush Dog and Coati Island, new Owl Aviaries and Penguin Lagoon, whilst 2013 welcomes an Amur leopard exhibit, a lemur walk-through, a giant tortoise outdoor walk-about, Monkeys in Trees with emperor tamarins, and SO much more! The Zoo also features its own Nature Reserve, providing a unique haven for visitors to soak up the great British wildlife our country has been blessed with!

The world-class Himalaya Centre delivers fantastic food in a 300 seat all-day restaurant overlooking a Himalayan themed snow leopard enclosure; fabulous shopping, unrivalled conference facilities in Windows on the Wild and fine art in Twycross Gallery, bringing a host of fun and entertainment under one roof.

Open 364 days a year from 10.00am – 5.30pm (4.30pm in winter) and offering free parking; on top of daily animal talks, outdoor play areas and gardens, Twycross Zoo boasts an action-packed calendar of events, providing everything for a wholesome, family-friendly day out!

Bring out your wild side at Twycross Zoo!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsPushchairs availableWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Opening details

Open 364 days a year from 10.00am – 5.30pm (4.30pm in winter) and offering free parking.

Himalaya is open every day from 09:00am for you to enjoy a hearty breakfast or beverage whilst enjoying the open view to our Snow Leopards - entry to Himalaya is free of charge.




Plan route to Twycross Zoo using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SK 318061  Lat: 52.65171 Long: -1.53136

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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Pushchairs availablePushchairs available
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls

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