Marwell Zoo is an unforgettable day out for all the family. Get closer to nature and embrace your wild side at Marwell Zoo’s 140-acre walking safari park!
Marwell Zoo, Colden Common, Winchester, Hants SO21 1JH
Animals, Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
Marwell zoo is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals all within a beautiful, landscaped 140-acre park. Take a stroll around the outdoor attraction with friends and family and enjoy the fresh air while spotting their animal stars which include – Rothchild’s giraffes, white rhinos, Amur tigers, Humboldt penguins, red pandas, snow leopards and all three species of zebra (to name a few)!
The zoo is owned and operated by global conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife. By visiting you’ll be making a contribution their incredible projects to conserve species and habitats, both in Hampshire and around the world. By choosing to donate and Gift Aid your tickets when purchasing, you’ll be supporting the zoo even further!
Plus, get up close to the wallabies while you wander through the new wallaby walkthrough experience. With an idyllic dwell area, brand new water feature and natural seating, it’s the ideal spot to unwind and listen to the natural sounds of the park.
Go wild in their many adventure playgrounds! Their new bespoke okapi playground was designed to be inclusive and provides accessible equipment, so all children can safely play!
Explore Marwell’s charming formal garden which includes a representation of three garden styles of the 16th and 17th centuries, located behind the historic Marwell Hall. Take a break on the picturesque lawn, perfect for a picnic in the sun.
There are multiple catering outlets across the zoo open for meals, light bites and snacks – all freshly prepared with locally sourced ingredients! How many people can say they’ve had lunch next to a rhino?
Pop into the gift shop for fun, ethically sourced gifts suitable for all ages. It’s a must-see final stop before you leave. With so many tempting ideas for gifts, you can even get them delivered straight to your door! Browse for the gift you want online and send them an email enquiry or give them a call!
Keep an eye 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.
Your visit to the zoo will be a little different, but staff have implemented lots of safety measures to ensure you feel safe and can enjoy your day out!
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.
For the most up to date information about tickets, safety measures and available services please visit the Marwell website.
Having not been to Marwell for a number of years, I was looking forward to seeing what had changed since then, and I'm glad to say I wasn't disappointed! From arrival everything was very clear on what to see, where to see it and how to get there. The staff were really friendly too and very informative if you had any questions about the animals. We ended up spending pretty much all day there with a nice picnic in one of their many picnic areas...will definitely be back soon!
9:53 AM September 19, 2018
Please check COVID-secure measures before you travel to any attraction and note changes to booking requirements.
We hope you and your children enjoy wonderful and safe days out in 2022.