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Marwell Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
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Good day out

Took a 14 year old who enjoyed the day, particularly the Snow Leopards. A lot of animals were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dee S
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London, United Kingdom
Not a good first impression, but we left with a membership!

We just moved to the area and it was our first visit to the zoo in Dec 2018. When we first walked... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MoniqueG1561
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Winchester, 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 2 days ago via mobile

We went to Marwell for the day for my birthday. We were unsure how good it would be in January, but it really was a great day out. I'm particular we really enjoyed the new tropical house and got to see a sloth!More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jessica L
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your 5 star review Jessica L! We are so pleased that you had a lovely day celebrating your birthday at Marwell. Our sloth, Rica, loves the warmth of our Tropical House and we’re glad you enjoyed it too – it really does feel...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Took a 14 year old who enjoyed the day, particularly the Snow Leopards. A lot of animals were inside but you can view some from there so not too many missed. We also went back to catch others. Had lunch in the restaurant which has...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dee S
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your review Dee S! We are thrilled to hear you both enjoyed your visit – our snow leopards are definitely some of our star residents at Marwell! We encourage guests to imagine Marwell Zoo as a walking safari and advise taking a stroll...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A very big area which could accommodate more types of animals,the giraffe feeding and explanation was perfect, and also feeding penguin time, the glass house where awesome the people who work are very dedicated and one has to take inconsideration the expense to maintain such...More

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

Hi Joseph B, thanks for leaving us your review! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed both our giraffe and penguin talks and feeds during your visit. Our keepers are incredibly knowledgeable and care deeply for the wellbeing of our animals. Enclosures are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just moved to the area and it was our first visit to the zoo in Dec 2018. When we first walked in I didn't have the best first impression (but I ended up liking the zoo, just go through my story). You see lots...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MoniqueG1561
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for leaving us your review MoniqueG1561! We are thrilled to hear that you decided to purchase family membership! As Marwell is an action oriented conservation charity your contribution helps to support our work abroad as well as helping care for our resident animals. The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived today at marwell zoo, we thought it was a big zoo with lots of aminals but that’s not the case they have lots of space for the animals but hardly any animals. We walked around the zoo under 2 hours and seen every thing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us your review, megan_crew. We’re thrilled to hear that Kim was able to answer your questions and provide extra insight into our animals with her wealth of knowledge! We encourage guests to imagine Marwell Zoo as a walking safari and advise taking...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm going to sound unfair I imagine as running a zoo in today's climate is an impossible task. However, I just cannot get excited about the afternoon I spent at Marwell Zoo. If you compare the Oceanographic experience or the Bioparc in Valencia Spain where...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us your comments, Elliot S. We’re sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Marwell on this occasion. We are thrilled to be in the middle of a decade long, £17m investment programme to create improved habitats for animals and more immersive...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good Zoo Good variety of animals in lovely surroundings Animals are well cared for by knowledgeable and very helpfull staff Excellent facilities for children with numerous play areasMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mikeb20002000
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Mikeb20002000! It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit to the zoo. We have hundreds of animals here at Marwell over 140 acres of land and with our adventure playgrounds, trains and catering outlets, there is plenty for everyone to enjoy....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are two mature adults and had a lovely day out at the Zoo. It was New Years eve so of course was quite busy and lot's of little kids there, but the place is large enough to view all the attractions. I was so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us your review KimCambsUK! We're so pleased that you both had a lovely visit to Marwell and were able to see our wonderful tigers Milla and Bagai up close! With hundreds of animals to see across 140 acres of parkland, there's plenty...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on 31st dec as we wanted a day out with our little one (10 mths old) and for the price we paid to get in and travel (1hr and 5 mins) we were highly disappointed especially as it was busy too. It was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sarah H
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us your feedback, Sarah H. We're sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit on this occasion. As we are an action oriented conservation charity, by visiting the Zoo you are contributing to our international work, as well as supporting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best zoo ever. First time we have ever been. It was amazing. The animals have loads of space to move around . The animals move around the tropical house was the best part the sloth is amazing and you first of all...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving us a 5 star review samandpaul2013. We're thrilled to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your first visit to Marwell and found it good value for money! With 140 acres of parkland, there's plenty to see and do. We like to encourage our guests...More

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bluesuzie1
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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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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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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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