Marwell 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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**All guests must book online in advance**
*For the most up-to-date information about tickets, safety measures and available services please visit the Marwell website.

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.

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. During this difficult time we are asking guests to please donate and Gift Aid their tickets when visiting. Your generosity will ensure we can continue to offer the best care for our animals. 

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 our Linne’s two-toed sloth. 

Their new Wallaby Walkthrough experience allows you to get up close to red-necked wallabies and includes an idyllic dwell area and natural seating – the perfect spot for relaxation. 

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!*

The larger than life brick adventure, SUPERSIZED! is staying to brighten up the winter! The world exclusive event features up to 30 models of curious real-life creatures all SUPERSIZED to enormous proportions using more than two million toy bricks and is now on display until 21 February 2021.

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

Prices start from:

Adult: From £16.19
Child (3-16): From £13.04
Infant (2&under): FREE
Family (2Adult+2child): From £54.86
Concession: From £13.94
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.



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

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


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


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


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

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • 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).



      • 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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