Come and see the animals at Twycross Zoo less than half an hours drive from Leamington Spa
Twycross Zoo opened in 1963 on a site in Leicestershire. Initially a comparatively modest collection, it has grown into one of the major British zoos, attracting almost 500,000 visitors a year. Many of whom are from Leamington Spa.
Situated near the small village of Twycross, less than 15 miles from Leamington Spa the zoo occupies over 40 acres and is set in open countryside. Despite its rural location, it is only four miles from the M42/A42 (which links the M1 and M6) making it readily accessible from anywhere in central England. Close enough for anyone with children in Leamington Spa to venture out.
Throughout the year (we only close Christmas Day) the zoo plays host to a wide range of visitors from family groups on a day out to the school children of Leamington Spa studying animals (our Education Department teaches over 15,000 pupils a year). In 1972 the zoo became a charitable trust concentrating on conservation and education, and now takes part in many captive breeding programmes for endangered animals (about three quarters of the animals housed at Twycross are officially classed as endangered species).
Like most British zoos, Twycross receives no government funds and relies entirely on money spent by visitors to continue its work. For a truly thrilling day away from Leamington Spa come and see the animals at Twycross Zoo
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