The summer holidays are around the corner and we’ve teamed up with nearby Twycross Zoo to give one lucky reader the chance to win a family pass! Make it a summer to remember and join in the fun at Twycross Zoo with a whole host of activities to enjoy and plenty of animals to see.

One of the Zoo’s highlights is the brand new Chimpanzee Eden, the state-of-the-art jungle-like habitat, h
ome to the Zoo’s iconic chimps. Little ones can cool off in the Wetlands play area and enjoy splashing around as they show off their wild side!

Explore the animal world with indoor and outdoor habitats, interactive experiences and exciting encounters with over 500 animals, from over 125 different species. Get up close and personal with giraffes, meerkats, penguins, Snow leopards plus lots more!

This summer is also visitors’ last chance to say ‘goodbye’ to its two remaining much-loved Asian elephants before they pack their trunks and go to their new seaside home in Blackpool as part of a special conservation programme.

What’s more, it’s a summer of music at the Zoo with a fantastic local line-up of Leicestershire musicians all set to hit the right notes at Summer Sundown. The family music events are planned every Saturday from 28th July through to 18th August with music from local bands and entertainers perfect for families to sit and enjoy during the warm summer evenings.

Set just a short drive away from us here in Leicester, Twycross Zoo is the only place in the UK where visitors can see all four types of great apes, gorillas, orang utans, chimpanzees and bonobos. Plus check out the website for some wonderful up close and personal animal experiences!

For more information and to book tickets visit or call 0844 474 1777.


To enter just tell us what your favourite animal is and why. The competition closes at 5pm on Friday 27 July with the winner notified shortly after.

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Terms & conditions:
One winner will receive a family pass (family is up to 4 people, one must be an adult). The prize is subject to availability. Prize is non-transferable. No cash alternative is available. The prize will be automatically void if sold. Competition is open to legal residents of UK mainland only, aged 18 years of age or older, except for employees of Twycross Zoo and their families, their agents, or anyone else professionally associated with the competition. Submission of entry will be taken to mean acceptance of these terms and conditions. The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Winners should check Twycross Zoo’s website for opening dates and times before they visit.