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

Marwell zoo is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals all within a beautiful, landscaped 140-acre park. Take a stroll around the outdoor attraction with friends and family and enjoy the fresh air while spotting their animal stars which include – Rothchild’s giraffes, white rhinos, Amur tigers, Humboldt penguins, red pandas, snow leopards and all three species of zebra (to name a few)! What could be a nicer way to get your daily steps in?

The zoo is owned and operated by global conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife. By visiting you’ll be making a contribution their incredible projects to conserve species and habitats, both in Hampshire and around the world. By choosing to donate and Gift Aid your tickets when purchasing, you’ll be supporting the zoo even further!

Plus, get up close to the wallabies while you wander through the new wallaby walkthrough experience. With an idyllic dwell area, brand new water feature and natural seating, it’s the ideal spot to unwind and listen to the natural sounds of the park.

Go wild in their many adventure playgrounds! Their new bespoke okapi playground was designed to be inclusive and provides accessible equipment, so all children can safely play!

Explore Marwell’s charming formal garden which includes a representation of three garden styles of the 16th and 17th centuries, located behind the historic Marwell Hall. Take a break on the picturesque lawn, perfect for a picnic in the sun.

There are multiple catering outlets across the zoo open for meals, light bites and snacks – all freshly prepared with locally sourced ingredients! How many people can say they’ve had lunch next to a rhino?

Pop into the gift shop for fun, ethically sourced gifts suitable for all ages! It’s a must-see final stop before you leave. With so many tempting ideas for gifts, you can even get them delivered straight to your door! Browse for the gift you want online and send them an email enquiry or give them a call!

Keep an eye 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.

Your visit to the zoo will be a little different, but staff have implemented lots of safety measures to ensure you feel safe and can enjoy your day out! 

Marwell are delighted to have been awarded the “We’re Good to go” mark by Visit England. This mark has been given to businesses that have adapted their day-to-day operations in line with government guidance.

For the most up to date information about tickets, safety measures and available services please visit the Marwell website.

Prices vary throughout the year and those above include an optional donation. Please check Marwell website for full details. Children ages 2 and under go FREE.

 

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£23.00 per ticket
Carer (with paying guest)Free
Child£19.00 per ticket
Senior/Student£20.50 per ticket
Under 2Free

Prices vary throughout the year and those above include an optional donation. Please check Marwell website for full details. Children ages 2 and under go FREE.

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 -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2019/20 - Gold 2019
  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021
  • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

Opening Times

Marwell Zoo (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* 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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