We went today (I'm a teacher), it was great fun - quite a saving - £20 for an adult.
We went today (I'm a teacher), it was great fun - quite a saving - £20 for an adult.
yep...leave the orangutans to get burned in borneo & elephants & rhinos to get slaughtered for their tusks & horns in Africa... Sadly being in the wild is no longer the best place for some animals..
Leave the animals alone... their place is not in zoos :(
After the traffic chaos that happened with the half price offer, I'd rather not risk it.
Aren't you a Dad too?
What about granddads?
Blackpool is a VERY good zoo :-)
Cheeky deal if you live up north
I'd recommend Blackpool Zoo if you're nearby. Finish it off with a drive down to the beach for some fish n chips (popcorn)
I agree. I find this a poor quality zoo; it was quite small with little to do and it was very difficult to get a good view of the animals that were available. The only highlight of the day is my daughter sat right next to goats in their enclosure - could have just as well visit a farm instead.
Leave the animals alone!!!! Zoo is not their home.
I'm sure nobody cares as much as you do. (highfive)
yes cause they really invited you to come and "rescue" them and put them running around in cages for a lifetime of misery instead. Cause all those other rhinos would be extinct without zoos..Jeez thanks but no thanks with the saviour complex. Call a spade a spade, this is using animals as entertainment for cash.
Although to be fair, they dont get hunted and killed for their horn in a zoo - which they probably appreciate.
Rhinos live in the jungle and not in the zoo for somebody's entertainment... please stop supporting this exploitation in the name of conservation.
Yeah - the elephants went to Blackpool Zoo as part of a breeding program. Chester is my "local" zoo and you would never get in there for £10 though. I love lemurs so this was right up my street with getting so close to them on the walk through and the penguin parade as well just wish we lived closer to take advantage of the offer.
Not a bad day out, however no elephants or lions. Kids generally want to see these and they no longer keep them here. We went last year and we're a little underwhelmed. For the price it's ok, just don't go expecting Chester zoo selection of animals.
It's worth noting they have an excellent soft play on site, which is usually £4 per child, a really decent restaurant from which you can watch the Snow Leopard enclosure and a cafe. So if you don't fancy the zoo on account of it being too busy you can possibly still wear the kids out.
Yeah, think I'll have to pass on that.
Might be better later in week, but be warned. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/live-long-queues-twycross-zoo-2556335
Thanks Maccy Hope you’ve had a lovely Christmas <3
Missed this tawny, heat added, fab for the teachers and people that work in Education <3
Dates are no good if you work in retail for example. I suppose educators get enough time off to enjoy these benefits. For example, the people at Sainsbury’s only let their employees have Xmas day off. The German discounters give their staff Xmas, Boxing and New Years Day. 2018 and only Xmas day off, Scrooge Coupe is in the money you know.
Great deal op love twycross zoo! Thanks
Same thing aren’t they!
To be fair, there are a lot of hard working undervalued people in those service type industries doing amazing jobs, so I definitely don't hold it against them. My Mrs is a nurse and we'll be taking advantage of this. As for offering it to everyone, I guess you gotta draw the line somewhere
Never really understood this... I mean yes they do a great job however, what about the unemployed, disabled, charity workers or the elderly? Or bin men or anyone really? Why not allow access to everyone with a nominal charge, seems like a fairer way to attract a wider audience.
Sure, if they work for the NHS also.... Moon on a stick some people....
Friends and family get 30% off.
are kids included? T&C are not comprehensive.
Is this entry to the whole zoo or only to the orangutan area?
Only if accompanied with other hairy ginger bits :)
Will they also accept merkins?
Can imagine people turning up not knowing about this seeing everyone with a red wig on thinking wtf (lol)
I saw this on a local paper online advert which I cannot find now I assume it will be on the gate price as you will need to show your card to get the free entry
Does this mean for online pricing or for only on the day gate price? I mean for serving army and veterans?
Hopefully, the kids will buy a round for me on the 19th hole.
Love this Dads get something back ;)
It's Fathers Day YEY! What am I doing? Whatever the wife and kids want me to do. YEY!
Hang on.....according to the Met Office (believe them at your peril) these guys and gals are all supposed to be needed on the roads this weekend.
*life. When it comes to your sort; I weep for the future.
When it comes to your sort its a fact of like.
No. You sanctimonious cretin.
Shut up you blinkered plonker
It's not this country that believes rhino horn cures virtually every known ill on the planet. We're trying to replenish what poorly educated and socially deprived take. If it wasn't for the programmes that some zoo's run, many more species would be extinct. If it wasn't for 'human entertainment' a lot of species under threat wouldn't get the exposure and ability to inspire the next generation of wildlife protection activists.
If it's like the half term offers make sure to get there early for opening. Traffic was pretty bad, then around 11 they went to one car out one car in.
They did the same last year ;-)
You went in your time machine set to the future? 🤔
You DO qualify! :-D I'm in my thirties and my mum went free too! We went there as a family of 4 + my mum and it was free for both mums!
Just for a full paying child's ticket? She's not going to stop being my mum just because I don't qualify as a child anymore (annoyed) (lol)
Only slightly. They should have made it an online offer with limited ticket availability. So although they have spread it out a bit, it could still happen. The reason it happened in January was because: a) First time the offer was on. b) It was for only 2 days. c) Saturday was rainy so everyone came Sunday. It's that last one c) where the weather can still drive the masses.
We went when they did the two day weekend previous to this. Queued over an hour to get in and literally as we were next to go inside they started turning people away us being one of them, luckily they were told via the radio there were few more spaces so we got lucky but felt sorry for all the children who were told they were going to the zoo to be turned away. Once we got inside it didn't even seem over crowded and was a lovely day overall even the weather. I'm glad they have extended this offer for a longer period of time this time around x
Free 4 hr queue too! https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/absolute-carnage-twycross-zoo-visitors-1130158 Unbelievable value!
Thanks! Been intending on taking to kids there soon,perfect timing
Great my children have half term this week :)
Well... That was a nightmare!
I was about to psot this.. Good deal, I'm going tomorrow. I'll see you there.
Adult admission for £5 valid with a toddler admission. This offer available Monday to Fridays only, and is only available on the gate on the day of your visit. Offer ends 9th February 2018. For avoidance of doubt adults are those over the age of 16 years and children are those aged 3 years to 15 years. Under 3 years are free. Twycross Zoo reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. For more information email email@example.com.
Oh dear....the copywriter had one job...
Great dates this Saturday and Sunday is 27/28 January
I had to comment. I am a nurse i will be working christmas day and boxing day and i will be on call to cover sickness. I have a family too. Thanks for the deal, its 300 miles away so i wont be going and anyway i am working that day but i hope others who get to go enjoy it
zoo's are a life sentence for the unfortunate animals.
Brill! Thanks op.
I honestly can't understand how anyone can have beef against the NHS staff Sure, we get paid to do the job, but that doesn't mean one should have a race to the bottom mindset for the 1% pay rise cap and yes there's always staff available on weekends as well, no matter what JH bullsh!ts the 'winter pressure' is only ever going to get worse (elderly with comorbidities), so diss the caring staff all you like, it'll be all gone at some point :|
I'm flattered that you took the trouble to research me :) (highfive)
Joking aside, you do have to wonder if this would be taken so lightly if you replaced "orangutang" with "gorilla" & "red hair" with "dark skin"....!
Discriminating against all those wig wearing chemotherapy patients?!Also what about all those religious headgears that occlude the hair?Twycross zoo should be ashamed of themselves!
Am I the only one who finds red heads hot? :|
because they've been singled out as a section of society that A. look like urangutans B. can't afford to pay Zoo entry fees.
I'm not a red head, but I do have a reddish beard when I grow it so I don't know if that would count for getting in free.
The offer is still valid for Fathers day on 19th June.
Someone should remind the zoo that they should be treating dads for *real*. I was genuinely interested until I saw the following terms. Every dad in the world knows that it is such a pain to wait in the queue along with kids. Dad's already incur huge cost and stress to drive to there. They are going to spend more money on food, drinks, useless merchandise anyway. So why can't the zoo do at least one good thing and offer online booking. I really wish every dad boycotts this zoo on father's day.
Twycross Zoo was already in the title, but I have amended it for you.
Where mate? Put it in the title.