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From now until Sunday 4th June, Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire is offering families the chance to step back into the swinging Sixties in celebration of its diamond anniversary.

The celebrations begin on arrival, as visitors are welcomed by Sixties dancers as part of the Party on the Plaza. Visitors of all ages can get hands-on and take part in an array of Sixties-themed craft activities in the zoo’s craft tent, and for half-term only, young animal lovers can head to The Gruffalo Glade within The Gruffalo Discovery Land and join the Flower Power Gang.

Floral photo points will be in situ throughout the 100-acre site, providing guests with the opportunity to snap a Sixties-themed selfie. As well as encouraging families to capture a power flower-themed photo, Twycross Zoo is also encouraging guests to be at Wet ‘n’ Wild at 2pm, as every day during half-term there will be a surprise celebration.

As well as enjoying ‘The Great Big Zoobilee’, families can discover more than 400 animals from around 80 different species in the zoo’s animal kingdom. Dr Rebecca Biddle, Director of Conservation at Twycross Zoo, says: “We couldn’t think of a better way to mark our 60th anniversary than by celebrating in Sixties style with our visitors. Without their support over the last six decades, we wouldn’t have got this far. ‘The Great Big Zoobilee’ promises to entertain and inspire our guests, and with a whole host of exciting activities taking place on-site, families will have plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in the fun of the era and discover our iconic animals.

“As a conservation charity, we are committed to inspiring and educating our visitors about the challenges our planet faces and the practical actions we can all take to protect it. A visit to Twycross Zoo is so much more than a day out, it allows us to continue our vital conservation work locally, nationally and across the globe.”

Tickets for ‘The Great Big Zoobilee’ are on sale now and guests can save over 15% when booking online. For more information and to book visit

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