History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The zoo stretches over 80 acres of open Leicestershire countryside, so there is plenty of room for the animals to roam about - and lots for visitors to explore!
Among the highlights are the Borneo Longhouse, where a winding path leads through an exotic bird and animal exhibits set in a landscape of aquatic gardens. Four female Asian elephants can be viewed from a Sri Lankan themed walkway, and a family of endangered snow leopards in the Himalayan exhibit.
Recent additions include owl aviaries, a penguin lagoon, and a special Bush Dog and Coatl island exhibit. There is a giant tortoise outdoor walk, where these amazing reptiles can be seen sunbathing.
Follow a lemur walk-through and a special area for Amur leopards. In addition to these more exotic exhibits, the zoo has its own nature reserve, so you can explore native British countryside and wildlife habitat.
Twycross is run as a charitable trust and provides an ongoing educational programme of events aimed at giving children a better understanding of our natural world. There are free daily animal talks, outdoor play areas, and full conference facilities.
Thanks to Twycross Zoo for the photos by Gillian Day.
About Twycross Zoo
Address: East Midland Zoological Society, Burton Road, Atherstone, Leicestershire, England, CV9 3PX
Attraction Type: Family Attraction
Location: Located at Twycross village, on the A444 south of Ashby de la Zouch.
Website: Twycross Zoo
Phone: 0844 474 1777
Fax: 0844 474 1888
Photo Credit: Photos (c) Gillian Day, courtesy Twycross Zoo
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Stretton-en-le-Field, St Michael's Church - 3.7 miles (Historic Church)
Moira Furnace - 5.6 miles (Historic Building)
Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre - 6.8 miles (Museum)
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Castle - 7 miles (Castle)
Ashby de la Zouch, St Helens Church - 7.1 miles (Historic Church)
Ashby de la Zouch Museum - 7.1 miles (Museum)
Tamworth Castle - 7.1 miles (Castle)
Donington-le-Heath Manor - 7.5 miles (Historic House)
Nearest Accommodation to Twycross Zoo:
Nearest Self Catering Cottages
Nearest Bed and Breakfasts
Nearest Tourist Information Centre ('as the crow flies')
Tourist Information Centre
The Philip Dix Centre
Tel: 01827 709 581
Alternate Tel: 01827 709 618