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09 August 2012

A day at the zoo

We arranged a few weeks back to meet up with some friends at Twycross Zoo, and thankfully the weather yesterday was glorious! Typically I'd packed coats and warm clothes yet the sun appeared and remained high in the sky all day, which was wonderful for us all.

Twycross Zoo is situated in Leicestershire and is open 364 days a year (they only close on Christmas day). With free parking, over 1,000 animals to see and a selection of fun activities and play equipment it's a great family day out. We have been many times over the years.

For the Mini Mes and I it cost £32.77, which includes a 10% conservation donation which you don't have to pay if you choose not to, and I really feel it's a good value trip. We arrived for opening at 10am and didn't leave until 5pm! 

A few snaps from our day...

 Ice creams at the end of a long day...

The facilities are really good with a huge gift shop selling everything from sun cream and umbrellas to pocket money goodies. There are plenty of toilets and baby changing rooms, kiosks stocking drinks and snacks and restaurants providing reasonably priced hot and cold meals - a kids lunch consisting of a roll, crisps, yogurt, salad pot and drink cost £4.55. Prams can get around with ease and there are plenty of picnic benches and flat grassed areas where you can sit and enjoy your lunch.

Peppa pig will be visiting soon too which is fab for all the little fans!

 To find out more about Twycross Zoo you can head over to their website

I'm linking this outdoor fun post with...
Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

 *We paid for our own tickets and wrote this review as we enjoyed our visit*


  1. looks like they had a lot of fun, love the elephants in line

  2. Looks like a great day - I love your pictures as always especially the otters (they're one of my favourites)! x

    1. Thankies for your kind words :) The otters were adorable, squeaking and standing on their back legs for a nosey! There were four girls Peggy, Daisy, Lisa and Laura and a boy named George (if I remember right!) and we got to see them being fed boiled eggs :) x

  3. That looks like a great zoo well thought out for enjoying a fun family day. Your children look like they really appreciated their visit and a bonus to have some English sunshine too! thank you for joining in with Country Kids.

  4. I also added a Zoo day to the Country Kids linky. Yours looks like it was lots of fun too!


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