From Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd February, families looking for a fun-filled day out should head to the Midlands-based conservation charity, where they can see over 500 animals from over 125 different species, some of which are the rarest on the planet.
The 80-acre Twycross Zoo has a selection of state-of-the-art indoor habitats, offering the chance to escape any February drizzle. From the award-winning £3.5million Chimpanzee Eden, home to a troop of cheeky chimps, to Butterfly Forest, Giraffe Savannah and Gibbon Forest, there’s plenty of places to take shelter from the unpredictable British weather. Visitors can also get up close and personal to some of Twycross Zoo’s newest residents, including Sumatran tigers, Jahly and Sialang and Eastern black rhino, Nandi, all of whom arrived at the zoo in 2019 as part of a major European breeding programme, which sees zoos across the continent working together to maintain incredible species. Children can also find out more about some of Twycross Zoo’s most popular species in its jam-packed programme of daily animal talks, hosted by its very own knowledgable keepers.
After all the monkeying around, there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat, including the relaxing Himalaya visitor centre. Families can also enjoy a hot drink from Costa or lunch at The View Restaurant, both overlooking the Snow leopard habitat – a perfect spot to see the beautiful big cats enjoying the chilly weather. The venue also hosts a giant indoor, soft play jungle where children can run wild!
Twycross Zoo is open 364 days a year relies on the generosity of its customers to support its vital conservation work. For further information or to book tickets, please visit www.twycrosszoo.org