Marwell's Zebras

Marwell Zoo

Thompson's Lane
Colden Common
SO21 1JH

Tel: 01962 777407

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Open every day from 10am (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Last entry is 90 minutes before we close.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Marwell's postcode is SO21 1JH and is situated just off the B2177 between Colden Common and Bishops Waltham. Follow the large brown tourist signs. If you’re planning a motorway route, then head off the M3 at J11 or the M27 at J10 (westbound) or J5 (eastbound).

Public Transport Directions

Stage 69 from Winchester to Marwell Zoo on Sundays and bank holidays only. Please check Marwell’s website for latest information.

The nearest train stations are Southampton Airport Parkway (7 miles), Eastleigh (5 miles) and Winchester (8 miles).

For full transport details and directions please visit the Marwell website.


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Friday, 29th March 2024 - Thursday, 28th November 2024

Marwell Zoo's 5 for £85 family ticket is back!Marwell Zoo's 5 for £85 family ticket is back!Marwell Zoo's super value family ticket is back for a limited time only! Save more than £40 on your family visit to Marwell Zoo this Easter and during summer with their 5 for £85 family ticket.
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Wednesday, 24th July 2024 - Sunday, 1st September 2024

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is visiting Marwell Zoo!The Very Hungry Caterpillar is visiting Marwell Zoo!Hold on to your sandwiches! The Very Hungry Caterpillar is visiting Marwell Zoo! This summer, Marwell Zoo is proud to be hosting a fun interactive trail inspired by Eric Carle's bestselling children's book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar. From 24th July to 1st September.
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Guide Prices

Adult: from £13.49
Child: from £10.79
Infant under 2 - FREE
Senior/Student: from £13.49

Ticket prices vary throughout the year and those above include an optional donation.
Please check Marwell website for full details.



  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled persons toilet
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted)
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Undercover picnic area

Children & Infants

  • Babes in Arms
  • Baby changing
  • Children’s packs
  • Children's Meals
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Outdoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Toilets

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 4-5 hours
  • Groups Accepted
  • Special group rates

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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    Recent Reviews:

    • Jo C
      We watched an ostrich lay an egg!
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 9th June 2024
      Fantastic day watching the animals play, eat and sleep. We were fascinated by the birds in the Tropical House, which is new to us. We had a good meal in Cafe Graze, with a good choice of food for the... Read full review
    • david j
      Wincanton, United Kingdom
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 14th June 2024
      Not as good as it was a few years back a lot of the enclosures are overgrown I get the feeling that there is not of animals that use to be there have all been replaced with other exhibits.i didn't... Read full review
    • Ash P
      Chichester, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Great day out to escape, just be aware of rude and somewhat angry staff members.
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 14th June 2024
      If you want to escape from the hustle and bustle of the outside world for a few hours and take in sights of Giraffe, Zebra, Meerkats and reptiles, Marwell Zoo is the place to go. Ideal for families... Read full review

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