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Twycross Zoo


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4.4
102 reviews


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The session that the staff led was brilliant. They were really informative and well-prepared. The children learnt a lot. (October 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16829 )




Such an enjoyable visit as always! Everything was safe and clean for the children and clearly signposted so thart we could easily acess all areas effectively and not miss anything in the time we had. Only issue was that Reception had no maps hand-held maps available so we had to use i pad to photograph and use main map. (September 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16297 )




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Great day, lots of informative talks. (September 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16093 )




Needed a bit longer for every child to see it all (September 2019 - Primary - Post No: 16085 )




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A fantastic visit for food chains work. Classroom activity of "Who eats Who? and How?" was perfect. Visiting the animals for keeper talks was brilliant. (September 2019 - Primary - Post No: 15972 )




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Great venue. Would have been better if could have had a space to keep our packed lunches to avoid having to carry them. (July 2019 - Primary - Post No: 14866 )




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Helpful staff, really easy to book, allowed us in early as we arrived slightly early. (July 2019 - Primary - Post No: 14493 )




Well organsied zoo/facilities, no issues. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14375 )




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Only 2 people on the till while there were 10 schools trying to sign in Part of the park was shut and the notice was very school There are no maps now and advised to take a photo, but we do not allow phones on trips Queues for toilets were shocking (July 2019 - Primary - Post No: 14301 )




Busy with lots of school groups. Good zoo to visit, all on the level. (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14284 )




lovely day was had by all students and staff. Session we attended on evolution was fantastic and kids enjoyed being able to touch some animals (July 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 14063 )




The classroom experience fro Reception was a little disappointed as involved only a story and not a closer look at small animals, which you would expect. (June 2019 - Post No: 13947 )




This was a really good trip. The children enjoyed seeing some of the animals they have been learning about in class up close. (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13886 )




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No incidents. Children enjoyed the trip. Workshop very useful. (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13718 )




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It was very educational. There was a lack of indoor spaces to keep childrens' lunch whilst exploring the zoo. There were also a lack of indoor spaces for children to eat their lunch in poor weather. (June 2019 - Primary - Post No: 13349 )




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Super workshop. (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12423 )




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Prices of workshops and having flexibility of group numbers would be better (May 2019 - Primary - Post No: 12092 )




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Excellent venue! Extremely supportive and understanding when we were sadly let down, at the last minute, by our coach provider. We've already booked for 2019! (April 2019 - Primary - Post No: 11154 )




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Brilliant trip apart from the weather (April 2019 - Primary - Post No: 10938 )




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ideal for a day given the travel time, but needs some more animals and money spending (March 2019 - Secondary - Post No: 10642 )




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Excellent venue. We really enjoyed our visit! (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9766 )




The range of animals did not entirely meet our Africa topic needs. The workshop only showed the children two animals. (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9597 )




We would not go back to Twycross Zoo as we feel that the range of animals we needed to see linked to our topic were not there to see. The timings of the trip were fine and we were able to complete our workshop, have lunch and see all the animals without being rushed for time. We were also able to fit the trip with in the school day which made it convenient for parents/carers. The staff were friendly and helpful upon arrival and were very knowledgeable during the workshop. The workshops were able to provide children with knowledge to achieve the identified outcomes however it would have nice for the children to have encountered more animals during this. Lunch ran smoothly as were able to get to the indoor eating area when it was empty however we would have had to sit outside to eat had it been full. It was easy transition from the coach to the zoo and vice versa. (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9485 )




Very good educational services. Informative workshops for children linked to science habitat lessons taught at school. (February 2019 - Primary - Post No: 9317 )




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Disabled toilets need to be revised as a changing bed is needed. (January 2019 - Primary - Post No: 8949 )




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Very hot - took extra water bottles so keep an eye on the weather. Coaches pick up was really tricky so make sure to go to the exit in enough time to have our coach arrive. (December 2018 - Primary - Post No: 8310 )




Educational, fun and also engaging. (December 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 8251 )




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We had a really good day at Twycross Zoo and the educational sessions covered everything we needed in a really clear way, which gave us a really good grounding for the rest of the science learning we did back in school afterwards. (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7166 )




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Really good day out! Fantastic for the children to see the animals that we have been talking about this half term in our theme. The children were really interested and engaged. (October 2018 - Primary - Post No: 7017 )




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An enjoyable day out. Lunchtimes have to be eaten outside. (September 2018 - Primary - Post No: 6237 )




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Staff were friendly and helpful (July 2018 - Primary - Post No: 5554 )




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Would have liked a workshop but too expensive along with entrance fee and coach for 90 children. Having said that the zoo staff were really helpful at the booking stage, on the day and even after when we were 2 goody bags down and they are delivering them tomorrow. Emails/phone calls were prompt and courteous and even allowed me to take my children in for the pre-visit. Very impressed. (July 2018 - Primary - Post No: 5382 )




A very enjoyable experience. Chn learnt a lot during the trip and enjoyed exploring the site. Chn especially learnt a lot during the animal talks. It was very well organised and well resourced. (July 2018 - Primary - Post No: 5307 )




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A good venue for a trip, you can get out of the sun, it was very hot when we went, but if you have been for a pre-visit you know to walk around the edge. (July 2018 - Primary - Post No: 5167 )




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Lots of schools attending made it very busy at times (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4692 )




Great for any person/child with physical disabilities as all on the flat. Down side, needs an adult size changing bed with hoist provision this would make it 5 star. (June 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 4627 )




Twycross Zoo is an excellent place to visit especially for children who are wheelchair users as every where is flat. Down side, although they have disable toilets they need to have a mobile hoist and adult changing bed for those who need complete support in their personal care. (June 2018 - Secondary - Post No: 4626 )




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Twycross Zoo covers a large area, it is challenging for young children to walk such distances. I was very grateful that I was given opportunity to visit Twycross Zoo twice before visiting with the pupils. This allowed me to work out a route. Without this it would have been difficult, with just a map. An intermittent zoo guide would have been very helpful. When visiting the Red-Bellied Lemur there was a member of staff who approached us and gave a short talk. This was interesting and allowed us to learn a little bit more about the animals. The covered lunch area was too busy, fortunately the weather was good so we were able to eat outside. The covered school building, near the giraffe enclosure was fantastic for our snack. Overall a very positive experience, just a few staff around would have made the experience brilliant. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4184 )




Well organised and friendly staff. An easy and informative visit. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4163 )




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Great time looking around the zoo and children all enjoyed looking at the variety of different animals. Just felt classroom based study centre lacked hands on learning. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 4089 )




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Great experience for the children lots for them to see and do. lay out of park ois very good and all staff were helpful. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3987 )




Another fantastic day at the zoo. Super lesson on endangered animals. Enthusiastic and helpful staff. (June 2018 - Primary - Post No: 3906 )




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Well organised but additional workshop not value for money (April 2018 - Primary - Post No: 2845 )




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