Win a family ticket for a trip to Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire
Open 364 days a year (closed Christmas Day), Twycross Zoo is set amongst the beautiful rural countryside in the heart of England
The zoo is situated right on the Leicestershire and Warwickshire border, so within easy distance of Nottingham via the A42/M42.
Twycross Zoo is an award-winning conservation charity, with a special award-winning schools programme and there’s fun for all the family whenever you visit.
Immerse yourself and explore the animal world any time of the year, with indoor and outdoor enclosures, interactive experiences and fun, exciting encounter with over 500 animals from over 100 different species.
Animals come in all shapes and sizes from leopards to lemurs, parrots to prairie dogs and tortoises to tarantulas.
Twycross Zoo cares for around 500 animals of almost 150 species of bigger animals, including many endangered species, plus hundreds of creepy crawlies too.
Renowned as a specialist primate zoo, they care for a wide variety of monkeys and apes – and are the only zoo in the UK where you can see all types of great ape – gorilla, orang utan, chimpanzee and bonobo. You should be able to spot some humans too!
There’s plenty to see from special favourites including meerkats and penguins to the Amur leopard – the world’s rarest big cat.
We unfortunately live in a world where many species of both plants and animals are currently on the brink of extinction.
Zoos form a global community that works together to maximise their impact on global conservation.
At Twycross Zoo – East Midland Zoological Society, as part of this global community, they contribute to conservation in many ways
Twycross Zoo currently have around 150 species, many of which are enrolled in conservation breeding programmes.
The Twycross Zoo Conservation initiative has contributed to conservation in the wild since 2006.
It has supported over 55 conservation and welfare projects from many different countries around the world.
This includes Ape Action Africa in Cameroon, Lola Ya Bonobo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Cao Vit Conservation Programme in Vietnam.
They also support field projects through their expertise in the health and welfare of animals and by raising public awareness of their plight in the wild.
The zoo breeds a wide range of endangered species and are members of European and international organisations, including British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) and The Great Ape Survival Partnership (GRASP).
To find out more, explore the conservation section of their website by logging onto twycrosszoo.org/conservation.
How to book tickets to the zoo
Tickets for Twycross Zoo £17.22 with child admission costing £12.90 and a concession ticket available at £15.10. Infants under the age of two go free.
To book tickets visit the website by logging onto twycrosszoo.org or telephone 0844 474 1777.
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Closing Date: Friday 30th March 2018.
Win a pair of tickets for Alton Towers theme park
There’s so much to do at Alton Towers Resort. You can escape for days.
As well as the thrills of the UK’s leading theme park, the resort includes two incredible themed hotels, an Enchanted Village – with woodland lodges, luxury treehouses and an amazing tree-top quest high ropes course – a splashtastic waterpark and an 18-hole golf course.
Opened in July 2017, there’s now an extra special CBeebies experience where you can stay at the special CBeebies Land Hotel.
The 76-room, fully themed hotel is uniquely designed for young families with a jam-packed entertainment schedule for all guests to enjoy.
All this is located in 500 acres of beautiful Staffordshire countryside.
With over 50 rides and attractions, the Alton Towers Resort is the UK’s number one theme park.
It is home to an awesome choice of rollercoasters that cannot be experienced anywhere else. Enjoy G-forces greater than a space shuttle on the legendary Nemesis; brave Oblivion’s iconic vertical drop; fly through space on Galactica, a fully-integrated virtual reality rollercoaster; ride The Smiler’s 14 loops or satisfy your need for speed on Rita, but make sure you hold on tight.
For younger guests, CBeebies Land is a wonderful place for children to explore, learn, play and inspire their imaginations.
There is a whole host of CBeebies favourites. Join Phoebe, Funella, Furgus, Elmo and Cookie Monster at the Furchester Hotel Live Show.
Take the controls in a Vroomster on the Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom ride where you can help to find Grandmaster Glitch.
Plus Postman Pat Parcel Post, Mr Bloom’s Allotment, Justin’s House Pie-O-Matic Factory and the In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride.
The land also has some of CBeebies’ most popular characters to meet and say hello to, so your child will always be entertained.
First opened as a theme park in 1980, Alton Towers has delivered over one billion rides to thrill-seeking guests throughout its 37-year history.
Whilst their passion is putting smiles on people’s faces, health and safety is paramount and their number-one priority is the wellbeing of all guests and employees.
Whether you’re after family fun or adrenalin-pumping experiences, there’s something for the whole family at Alton Towers Resort.
Alton Towers Resort is between M1 and the M6. If you’re driving to any of the resort’s attractions, including the accommodation, the waterpark or spa, then use the postcode ST10 4DB.
You are advised to follow the signs for the last bit of your journey, as your Sat Nav will attempt to take you down a local farm track, especially if you’re coming down the B5417.
For more information about Alton Towers you can log onto their website altontowers.com.
For your chance to win a pair of tickets to Alton Towers, simply answer the question below.
Closing Date: Tuesday 1st May 2018.