Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are planning on travelling distance to attractions, we would recommend that you contact the venues directly in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

Twycross Zoo

See the World's wildlife in one day at Twycross Zoo, the internationally renowned conversation centre. Twycross is the only UK zoo to house 'our closest relative' - the Bonobo. Set in 50 acres of parkland, the zoo is home to 1000 or so animals, most of which are endangered species. It's world famous primate collection ranges from the tiny Pygmy Marmosets to the silverback Western Lowland Gorilla. Other animals you will see include Chimpanzees; Elephants; Lions; Tigers; Giraffe; Pythons; Alligators and Flamingos. New for 1998 are the sand cats from Saudi Arabia and the wolf-like Dhole from Asia. If you like a splash, don't miss the Sealion and Penguin feeding times (mid afternoon most days). Throughout the summer holidays you can have a close encounter of the animal kind at the 'Family Exhibition' in the Zoo Centre. Popular with children are Pet's Corner (where zoo babies mix with farm animals) and the Children's Adventure Playground (which has an undercover soft play area for younger children).

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