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

Embrace your wild side at Marwell Zoo! Home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species in 140 acres of beautiful parkland, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy and admire. From Amur tigers to brilliant birds, Marwell offers you the chance to get up close to the amazing members of the animal kingdom.

The zoo is owned and operated by conservation charity Marwell Wildlife, so, by visiting, you’ll be contributing to incredible projects to conserve species and habitats both in Hampshire and around the world. 

Next stop: paradise. Head over to the ‘Energy for Life’ Tropical House. This innovative and sustainable exhibit shows off a stunning environment where summer is eternal, and birds are free to fly overhead. As you walk through this immersive display, peer through lush foliage and get face-to-face with a Linne’s two-toed sloth.  

Delight in the daily animal talks and feeds with Rothschild’s giraffes, meerkats and Humboldt penguins. The miniature railway is great for up-close animal views and the road train makes for a fantastically fun ride!

2020 is set to be an exciting year at the zoo with the addition of their new event SUPERSIZED! The larger than life brick adventure features up to 40 models of real-life creatures with an explosion of colour and size. 

Plus, from Easter 2020 enjoy a new wallaby walkthrough experience, including an idyllic dwell area and natural seating – the perfect spot for relaxation.

Look out for new arrivals around the zoo throughout the year! Marwell Zoo is open daily from 10am, 363 days a year. Closing times and admissions prices vary. Please check the Marwell website for full ticket prices and other details.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£16.19 per ticket
Carer (with paying guest)Free
Child£13.04 per ticket
Concession£13.94 per ticket
Family£54.86 per ticket
Under 3sFree

Prices vary throughout the year. Please see the Marwell website for full details.

Facilities

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

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

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

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • LGBT Friendly
  • 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

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

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

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

Provider Preferences

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

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

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Marwell's postcode is SO21 1JH and is situated just off the B2177 between Colden Common and Bishops Waltham. Follow the large brown tourist signs. If you’re planning a motorway route, then head off the M3 at J11 or the M27 at J10 (westbound) or J5 (eastbound).

Public Transport Directions

The M1 service runs direct to Marwell Zoo every hour from Eastleigh and once a day from Southampton on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from Saturday 6 April 2019 to Sunday 1 September 2019. This service runs twice a day from Southampton on weekends during the summer school holidays. Taking this bus also offers an exclusive saving of 10% off zoo admission!

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

For full transport details and directions please visit the Marwell website.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Gold 2019
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2020 Tourism South East Member 2020 2020

Opening Times

Marwell Zoo (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Marwell Zoo is open 363 days a year. Only closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Open daily from 10am and closing times vary throughout the seasons and school holidays. For full opening times please check the Marwell website


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