Marwell zoo is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals all within a beautiful, landscaped 140-acre park. Take a stroll around the outdoor attraction with friends and family and enjoy the fresh air while spotting their animal stars which include – Rothchild’s giraffes, white rhinos, Amur tigers, Humboldt penguins, red pandas, snow leopards and all three species of zebra (to name a few)! What could be a nicer way to get your daily steps in?
The zoo is owned and operated by global conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife. By visiting you’ll be making a contribution towards their incredible projects to conserve species and habitats, both in Hampshire and around the world. By choosing to donate and Gift Aid your tickets when purchasing, you’ll be supporting the zoo even further!
Plus, get up close to the wallabies while you wander through the new wallaby walkthrough experience. With an idyllic dwell area, brand new water feature and natural seating, it’s the ideal spot to unwind and listen to the natural sounds of the park.
Go wild in their many adventure playgrounds! Their new bespoke okapi playground was designed to be inclusive and provides accessible equipment, so all children can safely play!
Explore Marwell’s charming formal garden which includes a representation of three garden styles of the 16th and 17th centuries, located behind the historic Marwell Hall. Take a break on the picturesque lawn, perfect for a picnic in the sun.
There are multiple catering outlets across the zoo open for meals, light bites and snacks – all freshly prepared with locally sourced ingredients! How many people can say they’ve had lunch next to a rhino?
Pop into the gift shop for fun, ethically sourced gifts suitable for all ages! It’s a must-see final stop before you leave. With so many tempting ideas for gifts, you can even get them delivered straight to your door! Browse for the gift you want online and send them an email enquiry or give them a call!
Keep an eye out for new arrivals around the zoo throughout the year! Marwell Zoo is open daily from 10am, 363 days a year. Closing times and admissions prices vary. Please check the Marwell website for full ticket prices and other details.
Your visit to the zoo will be a little different, but staff have implemented lots of safety measures to ensure you feel safe and can enjoy your day out! 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.
For the most up to date information about tickets, safety measures and available services please visit the Marwell website.
|Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* The park is open to general guests from 10am. Entry for annual membership holders is from 9.30am. Please arrive later to avoid queues.The zoo will close at 5pm and last entry is 90 minutes before closing time.
Map & Directions
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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
The M1 service runs direct to Marwell Zoo every hour from Eastleigh and once a day from Southampton on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from April - September. This service runs twice a day from Southampton on weekends during the summer school holidays. Taking this bus also offers an exclusive saving of 20% off zoo admission!
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.
*The M1 bus is not currently running. Please check with the service provider for the latest information.
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