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Located in Winchester, the 140-acre park is home to a huge variety of exotic and endangered species where guests can learn about nature all while getting closer to the wonders of the natural world. Marwell Zoo is run by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife.

Where is Marwell Zoo located?

On the outskirts of the South Downs National Park lies Marwell Zoo, it is in the centre of the charming Hampshire countryside, just eight miles from Winchester, five from Eastleigh and twelve from Southampton. The park is easily accessible from two main motorways and rail stations. Their postcode is SO21 1JH.

Details on what activities are available at Marwell Zoo?

Host to 140 acres of land, 5 adventure play grounds, hundreds of animals as well as daily talks and feeds, Marwell offers something for the whole family. Stop in one of Marwell's catering outlets for a snack, coffee or lunch and be sure to look out for seasonal events that are running too. Tropical House is Marwell's biggest ever exhibit. Admire the Linné's two-toed sloth, Rica, in the lush forest canopy and spot the group of pygmy marmosets exploring their own island above the impressive aquarium.

The brand-new immersive adventure, SUPERSIZED! will be coming to Marwell in April 2020. The world exclusive event has been created with more than two million toy bricks and will include some of the deadliest and most deceptive creatures in the world, all blown up to enormous proportions. Guests will be able to play games, build their own models and create toy brick graffiti.

Things to do in the local area?

The city of Winchester lies in the county of Hampshire, on the border of England's South Downs National Park. It's renowned for the medieval Winchester Cathedral, with its 17th-century Morley Library, the Winchester Bible and a Norman crypt.

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Travel by bus and Marwell will reward you with a 10% discount on park entry when you show your ticket at admissions.

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Open Times: All year from 10:00. Closed 25 & 26 Dec. Please check website for details.

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Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, WinchesterSO21 1JH, United Kingdom

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.

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From Trip Advisor: "Excellent Day Out with brilliant wildlife. Plenty to see and great children's play areas - adults can have refreshments and a well earned sit down! Well worth a visit."

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Trip Advisor: "Marwell provided a wonderful day out on a cold and windy day for 2 young boys aged 5 and 7. The animals were obviously an attraction but so too were the great little adventure style playgrounds which gave a respite from viewing and provided an opportunity to jump about. Collecting stamps was great fun for them although this sometimes took precedence over animal observation. Staff at the cafe were friendly and helpful. At the end of the visit we returned to the car which had a little message from the duty manager who had notice...

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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 to rush through. We spent a good couple of hours here enjoying the animals.

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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 animals, can see us being regular visitors!

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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 and a barbecue. It's great for families and an alternative to the usual date of a cinema or restaurant. I went with my partner and it was absolutely cool. I recommend to everyone and anyone

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We visited on what was a lovely warm and sunny early autumn Sunday afternoon with the children. The grounds are so lovely and everything is so well set out. There is so much to see.. my favourites are always the giraffes. Had lunch there too in the excellent restaurant. Love this place!

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Clean and tidy, you can get very close to some of the animals, which is fantastic for smaller children. The animals look healthy and content. We grabbed a sandwich in one of the main restaurants which had a good selection with plenty of seating and quick sevice. All in all, considering it was half term, a very good family day out.

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Spent a good 5 hrs at the zoo with our 3 year old granddaughter showing us around who with her mum has an annual pass as they live nearby. Even though it was a relatively cold day for September (gets windy here) my wife and I were impressed with the site. With it being cold some of the animals were reluctant to come out to see us - but seek and ye shall find. It was well maintained, reasonably priced (for an attraction) knowing your money helps towards maintaining species that are endangered from extinction. Have noticed some reviews condemning...

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