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Marwell Zoo

Winchester

Type:Animal Collection / Zoo

Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH

Tel: +44 (0)1962 777 407

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Marwell Zoo

About

A visit to Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them.
 
From ring-tailed lemurs to Amur leopards, majestic giraffes to bat-eared foxes, pygmy hippos to endangered tigers – our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings.

Experience the African wilderness first hand at Marwell’s newest and biggest ever exhibit – Wild Explorers! Home to white rhino, Grevy’s zebra and scimitar-horned oryx, the new immersive exhibit is five times bigger than any other at the zoo.
 
With five play areas, a wide range of food and drink outlets, and road and rail trains it’s more than just a walk in the park.

As well as all the beautiful animals to see there are lots of exciting events taking place at Marwell Zoo.  Visit Marwell's website to find out about the upcoming events taking place during school holidays and bank holiday weekends.
 
Marwell opens every day (except Christmas and Boxing Day) at 10am and close at either 4pm, 5pm or 6pm. Please check website for details.
Last entry is 90 mins before closing time.
Note: closing time in winter is subject to weather conditions. Please allow approximately 4 to 5 hours for your visit.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Further information to assist your visit can be found on our website.
 
Prices vary, for more information please visit Marwell's website.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£20.00 per ticket
Child£16.00 per ticket
Senior/Student£17.50 per ticket

All Prices include a voluntary donation. Please visit Marwell's website for more ticket information.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Areas Available
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Some no smoking areas

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Green Transport - Free sunday and bank holiday bus service from Eastleigh station between May - September inclusive.
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • On site parking close by
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Secure cycle parking

Catering

  • BBQ Food Served - On request if booked in advance.
  • BBQs for visitors use - If booked in advance
  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • Food Shop on site - Some confectionary items available in shop
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Take away food
  • Undercover picnic area
  • Vegetarians catered for
  • Vending Facilities

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 4-5 hours
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas - Open during Christmas holiday excluding Christmas and Boxing day
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Prior Booking Recommended - Not essential
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

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TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    1085
  • Very Good
    702
  • Average
    276
  • Poor
    136
  • Terrible
    79

Recent Reviews:

  • Ollie F
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Great if the weather is good
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th February 2018
    Been here a few times and have found that if the weather is great then you're in for a real treat but if its even slightly rainy then a lot of the animals will, understandably, go into hiding. Be... Read full review
  • Graham-Wells
    United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    On the way home
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th February 2018
    Stopped here on way home from short break in New Forest. Great place for family with lots of open space and despite the cold weather lots of animals to see. Large enclosures suggest lots of care for... Read full review
  • VPlumcake
    Chichester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Fantastic Day Out
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 14th February 2018
    Marwell Wildlife provides a fantastic day out. The staff were knowledgable and friendly. Even though the zoo was undergoing renovations all areas were easily accessible and well maintained. Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Marwell is in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside, just eight miles from Winchester, five from Eastleigh and twelve from Southampton. The park is within easy reach of two main motorways and rail stations. Our address is Marwell Zoo, Thompson’s Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1JH.

By Road:

FREE PARKING

From M3: Junction 11 northbound and junction 11 southbound.

From M27: Junction 10 westbound and junction 5 eastbound.

Marwell is situated just off the B2177 (between Colden Common and Bishops Waltham).

Marwell is well signposted please follow the large brown tourist signs.

Public Transport Directions

By Rail:

The nearest train stations are Southampton Airport Parkway (7 miles), Eastleigh (5 miles) and Winchester (8 miles).

By Bus:

Stagecoach service number 69 from Winchester bus station, alight at Fishers Pond. Please note that it is approximatley 30 minute walk from the bus stop, the road is unpaved so be careful.

 

 

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Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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