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Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH

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Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH

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Summary

Located in Winchester, Marwell Zoo is a conservation park run by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife. 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 exotic wonders of the natural world.

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 most recent and 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 exhibit’s impressive aquarium. Coming to 2019 is the world exclusive exhibition: BRICKOSAURS! The interactive expedition created with more than two million bricks is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike.

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 10% discount on park entry when you show your ticket at admissions.

Inspirations

Marwell Zoo is part of the following Inspirations based on location:

Hampshire's Best Sights by Ben Ward

"Hampshire is a county known to fly somewhat under the radar. Adjacent to Dorset with its beautiful beaches; and Sussex, which contains one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the whole of the UK in Brighton, some might think that Hampshire has nothing to offer. This article will beg to differ and begin to explore some of the best spots, sights and attractions that are an absolute must for anyone wishing to visit the county."

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
Dog Friendly: No
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.
Facilities: Coaches welcome - space for 50, Free Parking, Full Disabled Access, Play Parks, Railway, Free road train, Refreshments, Café, Shop

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Christmas at Marwell

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Sat 17 Nov 2018 – Mon 24 Dec 2018

Make your family’s Christmas magical and join us at Marwell for our Enchanted Christmas. Watch out for some exciting updates for this event.

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Explorers Trail at Marwell Zoo

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Mon 01 Jan 2018 – Mon 31 Dec 2018

Be a Wild Explorer!
Pick up your Explorers Trail at our info cabin for a suggested donation of £1. We suggest families bring a pencil to complete the name and activities of children taking part, but the trail can be done without a pencil by collecting all nine stamps around the park at some of our favourite animal enclosures.

Once you've completed the trail don't forget to stop in at our shop to

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Pick up your Explorers Trail at our info cabin for a suggested donation of £1. We suggest families bring a pencil to complete the name and activities of children taking part, but the trail can be done without a pencil by collecting all nine stamps around the park at some of our favourite animal enclosures. Once you've completed the trail don't forget to stop in at our shop to claim your free sticker. You could even win annual membership for 2 adults and 2 children! Please note, while our walkthrough aviary is closed, you can find the aviary stamp by our sun conures.

Pricing

Admission Required: £17.00

Location

Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 1JH

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Review of Marwell Zoo

Posted on by Peter KCustomer visited Nov 2017

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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Posted on by Tillymint 1Customer visited Nov 2017

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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Posted on by Michail ECustomer visited Nov 2017

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


Review of Marwell Zoo

Posted on by Louise ECustomer visited Nov 2017

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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Posted on by David HCustomer visited Oct 2017

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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Posted on by Tony CCustomer visited Sep 2017

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 the price of food at the 'Cafe Graze' self service restaurant, but we thought that with the very good quality of the food we had the prices were more than acceptable but plenty of places for a picnic if preferred. Definitely somewhere to LOOK around taking your time and not rushing through. When we went the Great Lego Brick Safari (running until 1st October 2017) was on and brilliant for all to see and was interactive with a massive Lego 'Pool' for kids and adults alike to build in and enjoy. Go online to view the reasonable day ticket prices.

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