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Twycross Zoo


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Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.5
139 reviews


Excellent
 
58%

Very Good
 
35%

Average
 
7%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

(June 2022 - Primary School)




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(June 2022 - Primary School)




(June 2022 - Secondary School)




Workshops very useful and children remember scientific facts as a result. (June 2022 - Primary School)




(June 2022 - Primary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




(May 2022 - Secondary School)




(May 2022 - Primary School)




A super day out! Twycross is well organised. It was just a shame so many animals could not be seen! (April 2022 - Primary School)




Not many exhibits had animals in them - either empty or under refurbishment. (March 2022 - Primary School)




The arrival and registration took far too long. The children were waiting for over 20 minutes to begin their tour of the zoo (March 2022 - Primary School)




Excellent trip for younger pupils - Zoo is so clean and safe for all abilities and pathways are in the main flat and easily accessible. Staff were friendly and helpful and booking procedures were simple and effective. A wonderful trip - we will be visiting again. (March 2022 - Primary School)




Lovely visit and the children learnt lots and enjoyed their day and experience seeing the animals. It's a shame they're not doing their workshops yet but the animals talks were from the same person and the children could ask lots of questions. We were very lucky with the weather but no where to sit and have lunch if the weather is awful. (March 2022 - Primary School)




(March 2022 - Primary School)




(September 2021 - Primary School)




Good venue, outcomes achieved. Shame the guided sessions were unavailable but out of their control due to COVID. (July 2021 - Primary School)




(July 2021 - Secondary School)




(June 2021 - Secondary School)




Mustafa from Palm and Andrada from Cedar both absent. Washed hands regularly and used hand sanitizer when available. (March 2020 - Primary School)




A very successful trip. (February 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




(January 2020 - Primary School)




(December 2019 - Secondary School)




Amazing venue, really educational and the students loved it (December 2019 - Secondary School)




(December 2019 - Primary School)




Some of the enclosures seemed run down or empty. For the first hour, some animals were impossible to see because of condensation on the windows. There were many other schools there, but this was only an issue at lunchtime when there were no indoor spaces to eat. There were plenty of picnic benches, but it had been raining so this wasn't ideal. The impromptu talk in the lemur enclosure was great, and another class got to hear all about the moths, which we had been studying. All classes managed to see/hear the penguin talk too. (December 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Primary School)




(November 2019 - Secondary School)




The venue was accessible and well laid out and all children in the group make progress in terms of the visit objecgtives (November 2019 - Primary School)




The session that the staff led was brilliant. They were really informative and well-prepared. The children learnt a lot. (October 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




Great day, lots of informative talks. (September 2019 - Primary School)




Needed a bit longer for every child to see it all (September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(September 2019 - Primary School)




(August 2019 - Secondary School)




(August 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




(July 2019 - Secondary School)




Helpful staff, really easy to book, allowed us in early as we arrived slightly early. (July 2019 - Primary School)




Well organsied zoo/facilities, no issues. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




(July 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




Busy with lots of school groups. Good zoo to visit, all on the level. (July 2019 - Secondary School)




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 School)




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)




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 School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




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




(June 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




(June 2019 - Primary School)




Super workshop. (May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




Prices of workshops and having flexibility of group numbers would be better (May 2019 - Primary School)




(May 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




(April 2019 - Secondary School)




Brilliant trip apart from the weather (April 2019 - Primary School)




(April 2019 - Secondary School)




(April 2019 - Primary School)




ideal for a day given the travel time, but needs some more animals and money spending (March 2019 - Secondary School)




(March 2019 - Primary School)




(February 2019 - Primary School)




Excellent venue. We really enjoyed our visit! (February 2019 - Primary School)




The range of animals did not entirely meet our Africa topic needs. The workshop only showed the children two animals. (February 2019 - Primary School)




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 School)




Very good educational services. Informative workshops for children linked to science habitat lessons taught at school. (February 2019 - Primary School)




(January 2019 - Primary School)




Disabled toilets need to be revised as a changing bed is needed. (January 2019 - Primary School)




(December 2018 - Primary School)




(December 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




Educational, fun and also engaging. (December 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2018 - Primary School)




(November 2018 - Secondary School)




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 School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(October 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




An enjoyable day out. Lunchtimes have to be eaten outside. (September 2018 - Primary School)




(September 2018 - Primary School)




(August 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




Staff were friendly and helpful (July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




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 School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




(July 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Secondary School)




Lots of schools attending made it very busy at times (June 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




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 School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




Well organised and friendly staff. An easy and informative visit. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




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 School)




Another fantastic day at the zoo. Super lesson on endangered animals. Enthusiastic and helpful staff. (June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(June 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




(May 2018 - Primary School)




Well organised but additional workshop not value for money (April 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(April 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




(February 2018 - Primary School)




(January 2018 - Secondary School)




(November 2017 - Primary School)




Description

No further information has been added by this provider.

Contact

Twycross Zoo
Atherstone
Warwickshire
CV9 3PX

Reviews

The following reviews have been added by visit leaders using the EVOLVE system.
Overview
4.5
139 reviews


Excellent
 
58%

Very Good
 
35%

Average
 
7%

Poor
 
0%

Awful
 
0%

June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Primary School




June 2022 - Secondary School




June 2022 - Primary School
Workshops very useful and children remember scientific facts as a result.



June 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Primary School




May 2022 - Secondary School




May 2022 - Primary School




April 2022 - Primary School
A super day out! Twycross is well organised. It was just a shame so many animals could not be seen!



March 2022 - Primary School
Not many exhibits had animals in them - either empty or under refurbishment.



March 2022 - Primary School
The arrival and registration took far too long. The children were waiting for over 20 minutes to begin their tour of the zoo



March 2022 - Primary School
Excellent trip for younger pupils - Zoo is so clean and safe for all abilities and pathways are in the main flat and easily accessible. Staff were friendly and helpful and booking procedures were simple and effective. A wonderful trip - we will be visiting again.



March 2022 - Primary School
Lovely visit and the children learnt lots and enjoyed their day and experience seeing the animals. It's a shame they're not doing their workshops yet but the animals talks were from the same person and the children could ask lots of questions. We were very lucky with the weather but no where to sit and have lunch if the weather is awful.



March 2022 - Primary School




September 2021 - Primary School




July 2021 - Primary School
Good venue, outcomes achieved. Shame the guided sessions were unavailable but out of their control due to COVID.



July 2021 - Secondary School




June 2021 - Secondary School




March 2020 - Primary School
Mustafa from Palm and Andrada from Cedar both absent. Washed hands regularly and used hand sanitizer when available.



February 2020 - Primary School
A very successful trip.



January 2020 - Primary School




January 2020 - Primary School




January 2020 - Primary School




January 2020 - Primary School




December 2019 - Secondary School




December 2019 - Secondary School
Amazing venue, really educational and the students loved it



December 2019 - Primary School




December 2019 - Primary School
Some of the enclosures seemed run down or empty. For the first hour, some animals were impossible to see because of condensation on the windows. There were many other schools there, but this was only an issue at lunchtime when there were no indoor spaces to eat. There were plenty of picnic benches, but it had been raining so this wasn't ideal. The impromptu talk in the lemur enclosure was great, and another class got to hear all about the moths, which we had been studying. All classes managed to see/hear the penguin talk too.



November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Primary School




November 2019 - Secondary School




November 2019 - Primary School
The venue was accessible and well laid out and all children in the group make progress in terms of the visit objecgtives



October 2019 - Primary School
The session that the staff led was brilliant. They were really informative and well-prepared. The children learnt a lot.



September 2019 - Primary School
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 School




September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School
Great day, lots of informative talks.



September 2019 - Primary School
Needed a bit longer for every child to see it all



September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School
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 School




September 2019 - Primary School




September 2019 - Primary School




August 2019 - Secondary School




August 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School
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 School




July 2019 - Secondary School




July 2019 - Primary School
Helpful staff, really easy to book, allowed us in early as we arrived slightly early.



July 2019 - Secondary School
Well organsied zoo/facilities, no issues.



July 2019 - Primary School




July 2019 - Primary School
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 - Secondary School
Busy with lots of school groups. Good zoo to visit, all on the level.



July 2019 - Secondary School
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



June 2019
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 - Primary School
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 School




June 2019 - Primary School
No incidents. Children enjoyed the trip. Workshop very useful.



June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School
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 School




June 2019 - Primary School




June 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Super workshop.



May 2019 - Primary School




May 2019 - Primary School
Prices of workshops and having flexibility of group numbers would be better



May 2019 - Primary School




April 2019 - Primary School
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 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Primary School
Brilliant trip apart from the weather



April 2019 - Secondary School




April 2019 - Primary School




March 2019 - Secondary School
ideal for a day given the travel time, but needs some more animals and money spending



March 2019 - Primary School




February 2019 - Primary School




February 2019 - Primary School
Excellent venue. We really enjoyed our visit!



February 2019 - Primary School
The range of animals did not entirely meet our Africa topic needs. The workshop only showed the children two animals.



February 2019 - Primary School
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 School
Very good educational services. Informative workshops for children linked to science habitat lessons taught at school.



January 2019 - Primary School




January 2019 - Primary School
Disabled toilets need to be revised as a changing bed is needed.



December 2018 - Primary School




December 2018 - Primary School




December 2018 - Primary School
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 - Secondary School
Educational, fun and also engaging.



November 2018 - Primary School




November 2018 - Secondary School




October 2018 - Primary School
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 School




October 2018 - Primary School
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 School




October 2018 - Primary School




October 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School




September 2018 - Primary School
An enjoyable day out. Lunchtimes have to be eaten outside.



September 2018 - Primary School




August 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School
Staff were friendly and helpful



July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School
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 School
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 School




July 2018 - Primary School




July 2018 - Primary School
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 School




June 2018 - Secondary School




June 2018 - Primary School
Lots of schools attending made it very busy at times



June 2018 - Secondary School
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 School
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 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
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 School
Well organised and friendly staff. An easy and informative visit.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School
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 School




June 2018 - Primary School
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 School
Another fantastic day at the zoo. Super lesson on endangered animals. Enthusiastic and helpful staff.



June 2018 - Primary School




June 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




May 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School
Well organised but additional workshop not value for money



April 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




April 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Primary School




February 2018 - Primary School




January 2018 - Secondary School




November 2017 - Primary School