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Animal Event, Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jan 2018, £19.45

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Penguin Awareness Weekend 2018 - Twycross Zoo

Penguin Awareness Weekend 2018 - Twycross Zoo

Feeding the penguins at Twycross Zoo


Guest Services

0844 474 1777


Burton Road,


Bring the whole family to Twycross Zoo for a weekend to celebrate our beautiful waddle of Humboldt penguins with lots of fun activities for all ages to enjoy.

Make a Stand – Sign our Penguin Pledge!
Pledge to make a stand for all marine wildlife during January and join our penguins by only eating sustainable fish for one whole month. Come to Twycross Zoo and sign our pledge then take a selfie next to your signature and post it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #TZPenguinPledge.

Don’t forget to…

Get stuck in and help our Education Team save our very own mini Penguin Beach from plastics and find out the ways you can look after beaches across the world from your own home!

Watch our daily penguin parade, feed and educational talks at 12.30pm and 3.30pm. Don’t forget to pick up a Marine Conservation Society Good Fish Guide from our Education Rangers after their daily talk.

Check out lots of fun enrichment throughout the weekend for our penguins!


We’re offering a special entry price to all visitors who join in the fun and arrive dressed in black and white – like our gorgeous little penguins.

To claim your discounted entry you will need to show the admissions staff your penguin attire when you arrive.

Discounted admission only available for tickets purchased at the gate on the day.

Discounted Prices
Adult – £13 (normally £19.45)
Child – £9 (normally £14.45)
Standard admission applies in all other cases

For more information visit >

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 20 - Sun 21 Jan 2018 10:00 to 17:00
Twycross Zoo is open 364 days a year (excluding Christmas Day) from 10am - 5pm in the Winter and 10am - 6pm in the Summer


Discounted Entry for black and white fancy dress (Gate only price) > Adult - £13, Child - £9
Online Prices > Adult - £18.48, Child (16 - 3 years) - £13.73, Under 3s - FREE, Concession - £16.15


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesGravel
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesFlat (ie without steps)


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance



See location of Twycross Zoo on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 318061  Lat: 52.65171 Long: -1.53136

The Zoo is located on the A444, which can be accessed via the A5 and the M42 (junction 11).Twycross Zoo is well signposted on the brown attractions signs.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport