Marwell Zoo

Type:Zoo

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

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  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

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About

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.

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 towards 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.

 

Guide Prices

Prices start from:

Adult: From £20.68
Child (3-16): From £17.09
Infant (2&under): FREE
Senior: From £18.44
Student: From £18.44
Carers: FREE

Prices vary throughout the year so please check the Marwell website for full details.
Group rates are also available for groups of 12 or more paying guests.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available - Manual wheelchairs only.

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site - Plenty of outdoor picnic space plus 2 indoor picnic huts.

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

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

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality

Parking

  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

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

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      FREE PARKING. Marwell’s postcode is SO21 1JH and is situated just off the B2177 between Colden Common and Bishops Waltham. Just 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).

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

      Public Transport Directions

      For the most up-to-date transport details and directions please visit the Marwell website.

      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. This service runs twice a day from Southampton on weekends during the summer school holidays. Taking this bus also offers an exclusive saving of 20% 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 2020
      • Tourism South East AwardsBeautiful South Awards Silver Beautiful South Awards Silver 2016
      • 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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