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Marwell Zoo

Type:Zoo

Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH

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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 coatis to stunning snow leopards, majestic giraffes to bat-eared foxes – their 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings.

Opened Summer 2017, Guests can now see our loveable lemur troop through the indoor viewing area in the Evolution Hub and also through the window of the outdoor walkthrough area at Lemur Loop.

Tropical House is Marwell's exciting new exhibit. Due to open at Easter (2018) it will be the largest ever built at Marwell. It will span two levels offering fantastic vantage points across a lush, tropical canopy and the opportunity to experience the captivating life of the forest floor.

Guide Prices

Prices
Please check their website as prices change throughout the year but as a guide are up to:

Standard Days:
Adult £20 (with voluntary donation)
Child £16 (with voluntary donation)
Student/Senior £17.50 (with voluntary donation)
Family £69 (with voluntary donation)

Events

Wednesday, 7th March 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Explorers Trail at Marwell ZooPick up your Explorers Trail at our info cabin for a suggested donation of £1. We suggest families bring a pencil to complete the name and activities of children taking part, but the trail can be done without a pencil by collecting all nine stamps around the park at some of our favourite animal...
more info

Wednesday, 1st August 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

Summer at Marwell ZooWe are excited to welcome Mr Bloom from CBeebies with his one man show to Marwell this summer for selected dates*. Why not, pop along and say 'Ello!' with CBeebies star Mr Bloom. There'll be a bundle of veggie stories, gardening games, and catchy Nursery songs for tiddlers and parents alike. To sum...
more info

Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

Boo at the zoo!Our resident wizard is putting trainee flyers through their paces to earn their Level 3 broomstick license. Sessions last 20 minutes and take place each day in the 'flying arena' on the front lawn of Marwell hall on a first come first served basis. Join, Esme, the scary witch at 11am, 1pm and 3pm...
more info

Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

Christmas at MarwellJoin us at Marwell for our Enchanted Christmas. Watch out for some exciting updates for this event. Pre-booking is required for this event. Just one of many reviews from our event in 2017 "Having participated in a large number of Christmas events at various places with the grandchildren I can...
more info

Facilities

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Telephone (public)
  • WiFi or internet access

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Parking

  • Free Parking

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    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

    Service M1 Eastleigh to Marwell Zoo PLUS once a day from Southampton runs direct to Marwell Zoo on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 2 September 2018 & 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).

    Awards

    • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2018
    • Tourism South East AwardsBeautiful South Awards Silver Beautiful South Awards Silver 2016
    • Other AwardsGo New Forest Member Go New Forest Member 2018

    Opening Times

    Open New Year

    * Opening Details
    Open everyday except Christmas and Boxing day from 10am. Closes at 4, 5 or 6pm. Please check their website for correct closing time as this changes throughout the year.

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    Wednesday, 7th March 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

    Explorers Trail at Marwell ZooPick up your Explorers Trail at our info cabin for a suggested donation of £1. We suggest families bring a pencil to complete the name and activities of children taking part, but the trail can be done without a pencil by collecting all nine stamps around the park at some of our favourite animal...
    more info

    Wednesday, 1st August 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

    Summer at Marwell ZooWe are excited to welcome Mr Bloom from CBeebies with his one man show to Marwell this summer for selected dates*. Why not, pop along and say 'Ello!' with CBeebies star Mr Bloom. There'll be a bundle of veggie stories, gardening games, and catchy Nursery songs for tiddlers and parents alike. To sum...
    more info

    Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

    Boo at the zoo!Our resident wizard is putting trainee flyers through their paces to earn their Level 3 broomstick license. Sessions last 20 minutes and take place each day in the 'flying arena' on the front lawn of Marwell hall on a first come first served basis. Join, Esme, the scary witch at 11am, 1pm and 3pm...
    more info

    Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

    Christmas at MarwellJoin us at Marwell for our Enchanted Christmas. Watch out for some exciting updates for this event. Pre-booking is required for this event. Just one of many reviews from our event in 2017 "Having participated in a large number of Christmas events at various places with the grandchildren I can...
    more info

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