Marwell Zoo - Winchester | Attractions & Activities | Britain's Finest
See All (18)
Sorry, this property is no longer active, please click here to view similar properties nearby

Marwell Zoo

Place to visit

They’ll be strictly limiting numbers each day to ensure guests can keep a safe distance, so all guests will need to book online before they arrive. Please read their Guest Guidance for the latest information on changes around the zoo before booking or visiting.

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.

Home to hundreds of endangered and exotic species in 140 acres of lovely parkland, there’s loads for the whole family to enjoy at Marwell Zoo. From Amur tigers to stunning birds, Marwell gives you the chance to get up close to some fascinating species!

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, adventure playgrounds, hundreds of animals as well as a charming formal garden and picturesque picnic spots, 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.

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.

Other Information

Travel by bus and Marwell will reward you with a 20% discount on park entry when you show your ticket at admissions.

Top facilities

Disabled Access

Parking Available



Marwell Zoo

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."

Marwell Zoo

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. Collectin...

Marwell Zoo

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.

Marwell Zoo

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!

Marwell Zoo

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 us...

Marwell Zoo

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!

Marwell Zoo

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 hal...

Marwell Zoo

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 we...

View all

Facilities & information


Child friendly




Disabled Access

Parking Available


Arrival information and directions

View on Google Maps

Address: 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.

This website uses cookies. Click here to read our Privacy Policy.
If that’s okay with you, just keep browsing. CLOSE