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Marwell Zoo

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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
+44 1962 777407
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Beautiful place with good conservation

This place always looks great. The grounds team here do a wonderful job at maintaining all area of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jonotinggle
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Minstead, United Kingdom
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Excellent day out

We were staying at the hotel across the road so couldn’t not pop in to have a look at the animals... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter K
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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 to our projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. Look out for Lemur Loop, a new walkthrough exhibit opening summer 2017, plus, The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO® Bricks EXCLUSIVE to Marwell Zoo 1 Aug - 1 Oct. 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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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place always looks great. The grounds team here do a wonderful job at maintaining all area of the park. I visit here quite regularly and at different time of the year. The kids love this place and they do offer lots of extra things...More

Thank Jonotinggle
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jonotinggle, thanks so much for your five star review! All of our staff work so hard around the zoo, so it's lovely to hear the maintenance and landscaping teams work is being noticed. If you come regularly, it may be worth checking out annual...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the hotel across the road so couldn’t not pop in to have a look at the animals! Really nice zoo with plenty to do and see. Take your time and explore all this zoo has to offer because it’s too easy...More

Thank Peter K
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Peter K, thanks for your wonderful review! We advise spending at least 4 hours at the zoo so, as you mentioned, you can take everything in and try to spot all of our amazing animals. We're glad you got to enjoy the animals and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I saw was this poor snow leopard in a small enclosure just pacing up and down a concrete path, very concerning! Maybe they should have put more money into a bigger leopard enclosure, rather than building the reptile centre or whatever it was opening...More

Thank CeeCee9898
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi CeeCee9898, Thank you for taking your time to contact us with your concerns. Big cats, including snow leopards, are fairly inactive throughout the day. They often sleep and then become more active late afternoon and into the evening, as is natural in the wild....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time walking around seeing all the animals, took advantage of the tractor and train rides. Really like how close you can get to the penguins and giraffes. Look forward to taking our little girl when she is old enough to appreciate the...More

Thank tillymint1980
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello tillymint1980, Thank you so much for your review! Our gentle giraffes and pesky penguins are some of the zoo's favourites. If you time it right, you certainly can get some incredible views of our animals. If you're thinking of visiting regularly, it might be...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Marwell with our 6 month old daughter. It was a very quiet day in November - there were a few other visitors but no issues getting around and seeing the attractions. Marwell was a lot smaller than I was expecting. We managed to...More

Thank Claire D
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Claire D, Thanks for your review. Marwell is 140 acres and we advise you spend at least 4 hours at the park to see everything and observe all of our incredible animals. It sounds like this worked out well for you as you got...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The animals are happy, clean, cared for with large spaces to move around. This zoo is a feast for both the heart and the eyes. The cafe and restaurants serve wonderful high quality food and if the sun is out you can enjoy a beer...More

Thank Michail E
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michail E, thanks so much for your amazing five star review. It seems as though you love Marwell, and our animals, just as much as we do! We constantly evaluate all of our animal enclosures to ensure they provide the animals with opportunities to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming here since I was a small child, and now I'm bringing my own child here. It is always a nice day out, whether it's all day or just a couple of hours. It's very reasonably priced with plenty for everyone to see....More

Thank Sue D
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sue D, thanks so much for your wonderful review. It's great that you're now able to bring your child along to somewhere you have childhood memories! Our prices are reviewed regularly to ensure that we stay in line with similar attractions of this type...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here with our two sons, 20 months and 4 years old, both who throughly enjoyed themselves. The price seems appropriate for what was there and the facilities were excellent. The animals all looked like they were properly taken care off and had plenty...More

Thank chrisehb
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello chrisehb, thank you so much for your review! It's great to hear that you and your sons enjoyed your day at Marwell. Our prices are in line with other attractions, plus, any profit goes towards our amazing conservation work in the UK and around...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my boyfriend after he won some complimentary tickets at work. We got there as it opened as we thought we would make a full day of it - which we did! The zoo itself is huge, so definitely recommend getting there early...More

Thank Jordanneb0497
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jordanneb0497, Thank you so much for your amazing review! The zoo is 140 acres and does take the whole day to walk around. Our Top Tips advise guests to spend at least 4-5 hours on site in order to take in the sights as...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love to visit this zoo. A great family place. We have passes to use all year round as this is good on cost. One bad thing is maybe the prices of food & drink. Apart from that the place is amazing.More

Thank Gary G
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Gary G, thanks so much for your review! Marwell annual membership does offer great value for money, especially considering our brand new Tropical House is opening in 2018 and you can visit as many times as you like! Our catering team takes pride in...More

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ExeterMaggie
21 August 2017|
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Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
We paid £57.22 for two adults over 60 and two children. They quote two prices on their website one with a donation which is about another £5 so if you do not wish to pay this so tell them at the entrance as they will charge... More
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Wonderwoman1012
16 October 2016|
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Response from MarwellManager | Property representative |
Dear Wonderwoman1012, We encourage guests to spend at least 4-5 hours at the zoo to take in all the animals we have. A list of top tips are available on our website to make the most of your day with us. We do have a... More
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