If you're planning to travel to Twycross Zoo by train, we recommend heading to Nuneaton or Atherstone station and continuing your journey by bus or taxi. The number 7 bus has one direct service a day from Atherton station to the zoo, departing just after 10 am. Alternatively, a taxi from Atherstone will take around 10 minutes - but book ahead, as there is no rank. Nuneaton station has a rank, and taxi journeys from there will take around 15 minutes.
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met. We operate some stations that are either unstaffed or only staffed at certain times. If we are given prior notification, it will allow us to put in place the necessary arrangements to ensure you are able to make the journey you want.
|Customer Service notes|
We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Car parking spaces||17|
|Cycle storage spaces||12|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Unavailable|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Unavailable|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis are not available
Twycross Zoo is based in 80 acres of landscape, and boasts a wide range of wildlife including Asian elephants, snow leopards, meerkats, tapir, hyena, and the Amur leopard, the world's rarest big cat. But it's monkeys that Twycross Zoo really excels at. Its renowned World Primate Centre showcases all four great ape species, including the UK's only group of bonobos. Zoo founders Molly Badham and Nathalie Evans started out running a pet shop in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, and opened Twycross Zoo in 1963 in order to preserve primates and set high animal welfare standards. It's a mission that remains to this day - Twycross Zoo's impressive breeding program has recorded the first UK births for thirteen different primate species, including the siamang, agile gibbon and woolly monkeys.
For kids, the zoo is exceptional. Its Nature Reserve-style enclosures are the perfect way to view leaping lemurs and parading penguins. There are regular zookeeper presentations, as well as opportunities for visitors to feed some of the animals. The Tropical House is one of the zoo's exclusive tours, guided by a keeper and only available if booked in advance - inside you'll see rare birds, bats and other animals roaming free.