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Marwell Zoo

Marwell Zoo

Colden Common
SO21 1JH

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Opening Times

Summer (7 July 2018 - 3 Sept 2018)
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)

* 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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Wednesday, 1st August 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

Summer and Mr Bloom at Marwell ZooMarwell Zoo are excited to welcome Mr Bloom from CBeebies, with his one man show to the zoo this summer. There will also be some fantastic floral fun, take Marwell's topiary trail with a floral twist around the zoo. Meet the crazy Botantist 'Dr Chris Anthemum' for his weekday show. Visit 'The Big...
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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 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


  • BBQ Food Served - On request if booked in advance.
  • BBQs for visitors use - If booked in advance
  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • Catering Provided
  • Food Shop on site - Some confectionary items available in shop
  • Full liquor licence
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Packed lunches by arrangement
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available
  • Restaurant
  • Take away food
  • Undercover picnic area
  • Vegetarians catered for
  • Vending Facilities

Children & Infants

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

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Gift shop
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas - Open during Christmas holiday excluding Christmas and Boxing day
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Prior Booking Recommended - Not essential
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Toilets

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • Green Transport - Free sunday and bank holiday bus service from Eastleigh station between May - September inclusive.
  • On Site Car Parking
  • On site parking
  • On site parking close by
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 4-5 hours
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times
  • Solo
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Countryside Setting
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Areas Available
  • Smoking Some Areas
  • Some no smoking areas

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Information Point
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups

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Recent Reviews:

  • Chris S
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    If you're in the area, this will be the highlight of your trip...
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th July 2018
    Marwell Zoo is a truly lovely experience (no matter the weather or day)! We went on a rainy day and it was still full of lots of lovely people also visiting and there's plenty of shelters if the rain... Read full review
  • HoultFamily
    Woking, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Enjoyable visit
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th July 2018
    Visited on a very hot day and as mentioned in a number of other reviews, many of the animals were out of sight in the shade. We also didn’t manage to spot the red panda or the sloth which was a... Read full review
  • Esmel
    Reading, UK
    Trip Type:
    Enjoyable day
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 13th July 2018
    My Husband wanted to visit Marwell again as it had been about 7 years since he last visited. There is ample free parking and Marwell is easily signposted. Luckily for us it was relatively quiet on... Read full review

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