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Marwell Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Some excellent displays

The zoo is very much a work in progress at the moment. Some exhibits are superb especially the new... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RobertFGCarter
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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The new Tropical House is amazing!

We visited Marwell again this week after a long break. My daughter had an annual pass years ago but... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
amazonflash
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Just by visiting Marwell Zoo (owned and operated by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife) you'll be making a big contribution...more
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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

First thought was how close we could get to some of the animals, starting with the Penguins. Paths were wide and wheelchair/pushchair accessible. Lots of Picnic Areas for those wishing to bring their own food. Food for purchase was reasonably priced. Lots of animals to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The zoo is very much a work in progress at the moment. Some exhibits are superb especially the new tropical house and rhino enclosure. Other parts are being refurbished or look a bit tired compared with the newer exhibits. The summer months are always better...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the first time I have visited the zoo. I was really excited to see the giraffes as myself and my 2 year old son love them and they didn’t disappoint. It was nice to see the bigger animals but the zoo could perhaps...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank graciegug08
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Marwell again this week after a long break. My daughter had an annual pass years ago but became disheartened when so many species seemed to keep disappearing. However they have recently invested in a new tropical house which is absolutely amazing. It is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent Day Out with brilliant wildlife. Plenty to see and great children’s play areas - adults can have refreshments and a well earned sit down! Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

20 years ago this was a great day out but today was lacking animals in fact lucky to see any thing except giraffes, we got caught with the donation trap as we were told that the cost was £71 for four that included £12 for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank David_WC6807YG
Reviewed 1 week ago

A little bit dissapointing as it seems things have not been kept up to their normal high standard as they were in the past! Staff are very polite and helpful however the overpriced restaurants don't always label their foodstuff (Cakes!) as to what they are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MikeB5080
Reviewed 1 week ago

We (my partner and I) have visited Marwell Zoo a couple of times in the past few years and most recently on a Saturday in March. We stayed at Marwell Hotel literally the other side of the zoo car park, which was great as we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Sara T
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving us your review Sara T! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your most recent visit to Marwell! Our Environmental Services team take pride in their work and do a wonderful job of keeping the zoo clean and tidy, so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Marwell provided a wonderful day out on a cold and windy day for 2 young boys aged 5 and 7. The animals were obviously an attraction but so too were the great little adventure style playgrounds which gave a respite from viewing and provided an...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your wonderful 5 star review, eileenfairhead! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and received such wonderful customer service from both our catering staff and our duty manager. We pride ourselves on guest experience so are thrilled that you received such great...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely, lovely place to visit 😊 really enjoyed our day out here! Only negative is that food is quite expensive.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your 5 star review, mooch2017! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Marwell. We have hundreds of animals here at Marwell over 140 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland. With our 5 adventure playgrounds, trains and catering outlets, there is plenty for...More

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bluesuzie1
4 November 2018|
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Response from seahorse2017 | Reviewed this property |
Marvellous Marwell is open every day from 10 am except Christmas and Boxing Days.
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trescomania
16 September 2018|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
No Reindeer at Marwell zoo check zoo website and there is a list. would post link but not allowed to by this site.
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R1595PCjohnt
19 July 2018|
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Response from moondragon69 | Reviewed this property |
yes it’s a large free car park make a note of what area your car is in as it’s large
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