HO, HO, HO! Santa & his elves are heading to Twycross Zoo for their most magical Christmas EVER!

Tuesday, 12th November 2019

With just 43 sleeps until the Christmas Day, festive preparations are well underway as Twycross Zoo looks forward to welcoming visitors to see Santa, Mrs Claus and their elves, starting this November!

On selected dates from 30th November through to Christmas, visitors of all ages heading to Twycross Zoo can enjoy a truly magical experience amongst some of the world’s most endangered species.

Not just the standard two minute Santa visit, there are lots of chances to see Santa as well as his cheeky elves out and about around the zoo!

Meet Santa at his cosy storytime as he shares his enchanting yuletide tales. From here, visitors can get messy making tasty treats for the animals living at Twycross Zoo, as well as reindeer food, all ready to sprinkle at home on Christmas Eve as a treat for Santa’s reindeer.

Residing deep within the North Pole amongst the penguins, there is the chance to join Santa on his Penguin Encounter and learn all about this magnificent species and their playful personalities.

Leopard with Christmas Dinner Enrichment Activity

Leopard with Christmas Dinner Enrichment Activity

The main man will also be taking William the little donkey for his daily walk on the dusty road across Explorer Zone, where there will be enchanted sights along the way!

The festive fun doesn’t end there – join Santa and his joyful elves in a merry sing-a-long and spread Christmas cheer by placing a wish on the magical Key Tree, as well as the chance of grabbing a selfie on Santa’s sleigh.

Enjoy a wonderful wintry day out and discover over 500 animals from 125 species including snow leopards and penguins See how Twycross Zoo’s newest arrivals, critically endangered Sumatran tigers Jahly and Sialang, and Eastern black rhino, Nandi, are settling in for their first Christmas at the Midlands zoo. Explore the immersive habitats of Chimpanzee Eden, Gibbon Forest and the much-loved lorikeet landing, before taking a break in the warm and welcoming Himalaya Centre, featuring a large, soft play area* Costa, and a fully-licensed restaurant.

Twycross Zoo relies on the generosity of its visitors to support its conservation work. For best prices book online in advance and get 10% off your zoo admission – prices start from just £17.96 per adult and £13.86 per child. For further information and to book tickets visit the Twycross Zoo Website.

Those looking to add even more magic to their day can pre-book a Breakfast or Supper with Santa experience which includes a family meal, one-on-one meet and greet with Santa, storytime with Santa, a special Christmas gift for all children and entrance to the zoo. For more information click here.