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Address: Marwell Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
Phone Number:
+44 1962 777407
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered...

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 to our projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. Our biggest ever exhibit is now open - Wild Explorers an immersive new home for our rhinos, scimitar horned oryx and Grevy's zebras. These are all species we have special responsibility for in the wild. Our £15-£19 adult entry fee varies across the year and includes a voluntary donation of around 10%. Please check our website for full ticket prices.

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Super fun even in the rain.

Was surprised about how early they closed, but still a very nice day. A lot to see, but bring warm clothes if you are there on a rainy day.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was surprised about how early they closed, but still a very nice day. A lot to see, but bring warm clothes if you are there on a rainy day.

Thank Tonje N
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Today we visited Marwell zoo. Two 12 year olds and one 14 year old in tow. Easy to park the car and efficient entry. We got our tickets on line in advance. I'd recommend doing this. Easy zoo to walk around. Animals seemed to be in good enclosures overall with great visibility. So nice you could get up close to... More 

Thank Jacqui290966
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

first of all it was not a cheap day out so just to pop along for couple of hours is not the thing to do its not cheap so you may as well make aday off it marwell dose involve a lot of walking but there are a numbers of rest points the zoo is set in a nice park... More 

Thank shannonshaq
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Marwell Zoo is an affordable day out. Containing more than just animal watching, we were never short of things to do. Found that my son wanted to stop and play in every play park we crossed, which was fine because it meant a cup of tea and a sit down! Would come here again and again and again. Not to... More 

Thank maxwatkinson
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Marwell Zoo is a pleasant zoo where the animals have well equipped enclosures. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. The Zoo has great picnic area as well as a cafe.

Thank Johnathan S
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Marwell Zoo has many interesting animals, most of which were visible. It is quite a sprawling affair however and it feels like the animals are quite sparse in fair sized sections. Far from the best zoo in the UK, but still a pleasant day out.

Thank Granny_Gertrude
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my trip here, as did my friends. We were amazed at the number and wide range of animals there were! The staff were very friendly :)

Thank Hannah R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to this Zoo while staying at Marwell Hotel (its opposite!). Went around 11am - think that's a little early for the animals in February - as lots were still indoors and I overheard lots of complaining about not having seen an animal yet. The animals became more visible in the afternoon. Even then I still didn't see the Zebra's,... More 

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MarwellManager, General Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this review

Thank you metoo2014 for visiting Marwell zoo recently – we appreciate you sharing your feedback with us. Although Marwell Zoo is not home to elephants or lions, we’re glad you enjoyed seeing the wonderful variety of animals we do have and managed find out more about our mysterious okapis with one of our friendly keepers. Some of our animals do... More 

hailsham, east sussex, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited yesterday with my daughter and two grandsons, six and two. We all had the time of our lives. Great zoo in every respect. Huge array of impressive animals in good spaces. All animals seemed to be enjoying life!! Good play areas for the boys, selection of eateries with lots of choice and reasonable prices. The only thing missing, according... More 

Thank Sue006
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Amazing day out! Large spaces for the animals and they even have vegan options at the restaurants, which not many zoos have :)

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