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Twycross Zoo, Atherstone

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Set against the backdrop of lush pastureland, picturesque woodland, and gently rolling hills, Twycross Zoo serves as home to approximately 900 animals. Stretching over a 32 hectares (80 acres) expanse of land, the zoo boasts the largest collection of primate species in Europe, as well as a variety of endangered species, including the Amur leopard. Arrange to visit Twycross Zoo and other attractions in Atherstone using our Atherstone trip itinerary planning app.
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  • Crew had a great day out - the new chimp enclosure and gibbon island are brilliant. The crew have been going to the Zoo for over 25 years and they have been improving the site over the years. The...  more »
  • Visited here as a family with a 6 year old and we were really quite disappointed. A lot of the exhibits were empty and despite walking around the zoo twice we didn't see a lot of the animals. The....  more »
  • Twycross Zoo was a good visit for us, being a parent of a 2 year old (soon to be 3) it was great seeing the little one light up seeing a huge giraffe, rhino and monkeys for the first time. The zoo facilities are good, plenty seating areas and a very good gift shop. The day we visited it was very warm, you could tell the animals were feeling it as most were indoors or in the shade. It is definitely a good zoo to visit for a good family day out. If you have kids with endless energy there is a play area, let them loose at the end of the day there so they go out like a bulb on the way home 😁
  • Loads of attractions and activities for all family members. Starting from butterfly farm, feeding parrots, funny gibbons to taking a walk with lemurs! Myself, my missus and both our daughters loved it! It's a great place for family day out. There is a very good restaurant in the main building and a fantastic gift shop. Highly recommended!

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