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)
Get closer to nature at Marwell Zoo! The beautiful 140-acre outdoor attraction is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered species, such as Rothschild’s giraffe, white rhinos, Amur tigers, Humboldt penguins, red pandas, clouded leopards, snow leopards and all three species of zebra (to name a few)! Keep an eye out for new arrivals around the zoo throughout the year!
Step into paradise at the ‘Energy for Life’ Tropical House. This innovative and sustainable exhibit shows off a stunning environment where summer is eternal, and colourful birds are free to fly overhead. Peer through lush foliage and get face-to-face with a Linne’s two-toed sloth by the cascading waterfall. As you walk through this immersive exhibit, enjoy the vibrant colours of hundreds of exotic plants, and learn all about the flow of energy through life. Did you know? This building is sustainably powered by zoo poo!
Get up close to the wallabies as you wander through Wallaby Walkthrough. With an idyllic dwell area, water feature and natural seating, it’s the ideal spot to unwind and listen to the natural sounds of the Park. You may even catch the wallabies having their dinner.
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.
There are multiple catering outlets across the zoo open for meals, light bites and snacks, all freshly prepared with locally sourced ingredients and available to take away. Perfect for a picnic on the back lawn or next to the rhinos!
Go wild in their many adventure playgrounds! The bespoke Okapi Playground was designed to be inclusive and provides accessible equipment, so all children can play safely.
Pop into the gift shop for fun, ethically sources gifts suitable for all ages! It’s a must-see final stop before you leave.
Download Marwell Zoo’s app to make the most out of your visit. Get up-to-date information such as opening times, feeds, exclusive offers, a detailed park map and more!
Marwell Wildlife is a conservation charity established in 1972 and has been given the royal seal of approval for their environmental commitments with a coveted award. By visiting you’ll be contributing towards their incredible projects to conserve species and habitats, both in Hampshire and around the world.
Upgrade your day ticket to an annual membership whilst at the park, and enjoy unlimited entry to the zoo for one year, plus even more exclusive perks.
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