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Tiger at Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo

Colden Common
SO21 1JH

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Tel: +44 (0)1962 777 407

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Opening Times

Autumn (4 Sept 2018 - 28 Sept 2018)
Late Winter (29 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Spring (1 Mar 2019 - 6 July 2019)
Summer (7 July 2019 - 3 Sept 2019)

* Open 7 days a week closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Open from 10am daily

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

Bus: Service M1 Eastleigh to Marwell Zoo PLUS twice a day from Southampton: Runs direct to Marwell Zoo daily from Thursday 21 July until Sunday 4 September & offers an exclusive saving of 10% off zoo admission!

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


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Monday, 1st January 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Explorers Trail at Marwell WildlifePick up your Explorers Trail at Marwell's info cabin for a suggested donation of £1. They 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 the favourite...
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Saturday, 20th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

Boo at the Zoo: Halloween at MarwellMarwell Zoo's resident wizard is putting trainee flyers through their paces to earn their Level 3 broomstick license. Sessions last 20 minutes and take place each day in the 'flying arena' on the front lawn of Marwell hall on a first come first served basis. Join, Esme, the scary witch at 11am, 1pm...
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Saturday, 17th November 2018 - Monday, 24th December 2018

Christmas at MarwellChristmas at MarwellMake your family’s Christmas magical and join us at Marwell for our Enchanted Christmas. This year you’ll notice some exciting additions.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£20.00 per ticket
Child£16.00 per ticket
Senior/Student£17.50 per ticket

All Prices include a voluntary donation. Please visit Marwell's website for more ticket information.



  • 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
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

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Recent Reviews:

  • angiehanlon2016
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Lovely day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th September 2018
    We visited Marwell for the day and we weren't dissapointed. Reasonable entry price (we paid £17.99 each). Its more like a safari park than a zoo. Lovely wide open spaces, large enclosures, beautiful... Read full review
  • biizcuit
    Stanwell, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Overall lovely
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th September 2018
    Overall we had a really lovely day out, however we felt that maybe some of the enclosures were too small for some of the animals, although understand that some animals may have to be... Read full review
  • peterhowis
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 14th September 2018
    My wife & I visited the zoo for the first time. We found it a rather disapointing experience compaired with other zoo & animal collections we have visited. Most of all we found the signage... Read full review

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