What sets Marwell Wildlife apart from many other zoos are its lovely grounds which are just perfect picnicking territory come the warmer months. Surrounding the Grade I listed Marwell Hall (where Henry VIII is reputed to have married Jane Seymour), the Formal Garden includes a representation of three garden styles - the knot, parterre and kitchen gardens - from the 16th and 17th centuries which show what plants and flowers the king and Jane might have wandered past as they whispered sweet nothings to each other. Over at the zoo, there are an incredible range of species including showstoppers like the snow leopards, giraffes and cheetahs plus quirky fellows like the ring-tailed coatis and the white-faced scops owl. Get the kids to hunt the marine objects hidden in the underground section of Penguin Cove next to which is now a lovely new play area. Talks and feeds happen regularly through the day and there is a super calendar of events for school holidays.
Information on Marwell Zoo , Thompson's Lane , Colden Common , Winchester
|Opening Times:||All year from 10:00. Closed 25 & 26 Dec. Please check website for details.|
|Admission:||Please check website for details.|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||Located in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside. Six miles from Winchester, five from Eastleigh and twelve from Southampton - clearly signposted from M27 and M3.|
Coaches welcome - space for 50, Free Parking, Full Disabled Access, Guided Tours - available on request, Play Parks, Railway, Free road train, Refreshments, Café, Shop
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