Twycross Zoo to host a Home Schooler Day Out!

Saturday, 19th January 2019

Building on its award-winning schools’ programme, Twycross Zoo is now gearing up for its first ever, Home Schoolers Days on Wednesday 23rd January and Wednesday 30th January, with tickets from just £5.50!

A BBC Report found that around 50,000 children across the UK are home-educated.  Dr Carrie Herbert, the founder of a charity for children outside mainstream education said: “We should really be thinking more 21st century and outside the box about this.”

Benji the Chimp at Twycross Zoo

Benji the Chimp at Twycross Zoo

Leicestershire’s leading conservation charity, Twycross Zoo is open to visitors 364 days, welcoming more than 60,000 school children all year round.  The Discovery and Learning Team run education sessions, as well as, popular weekend and holiday clubs. Visitors can also meet some of the team at daily ranger talks, and are on hand to answer all those weird and wonderful questions in Twycross Zoo’s walk through exhibits.

On Wednesday 23rd January and Wednesday 30th January, Twycross Zoo is inviting homeschooled pupils to explore its world of indoor and outdoor immersive habitats, interactive experiences and encounters to learn about more than 500 animals, from over 125 different species.

The 80-acre site set in the heart of England is home to one of the largest primate collections in Europe and the only place in the UK, and one of four worldwide, with all four types of Great Ape (gorilla, orang-utan, chimpanzee and bonobo).

One of the Leopards at Twycross Zoo

One of the Leopards at Twycross Zoo

On cold January days, Twycross Zoo has you covered with a whole host of weatherproof experiences including the new Chimpanzee Eden habitat, award-winning Gibbon Forest, a tropical Butterfly Forest, and warm and welcoming Himalaya Centre featuring a large, soft play area and a fully-licensed restaurant.

Tickets for Home Schooler’s Day on Wednesday 23rd January are priced at £5.50 for 2-3 years, £8 for 4-11 years, £9 for 12-16 years and £10.50 for adults.  For more information visit: https://twycrosszoo.org/events/home-schoolers-day/ or to book call 01827 883140