A visit to Marwell Zoo is a chance to get close to the wonders of the natural world – and play a big part in helping to save them. From ring-tailed lemurs to majestic giraffes and stunning snow leopards to curious meerkats – their 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species.
Spend time with their playful primates at ‘Lemur Loop’, a NEW walkthrough exhibit for 2017. Explore the environment of four different types of lemur, joined in their home by a new species for Marwell - green peafowl. With a beautiful landscaped setting, both indoors and out, the new lemur exhibit promises a truly immersive experience. What’s more, the zoo’s knowledgeable staff will be on hand to help guests learn all about these wonderful animals.
Visitors can enjoy a range of daily animal talks and feeds including curious coatis, marvellous meerkats and fabulous Humboldt penguins. Plus, take part in Marwell’s popular Explorers Trail collecting stamps of your favourite animals for a free sticker! With five adventure playgrounds, a FREE tractor train, rail train and an indoor picnic area, there’s plenty to occupy your little ones whilst you relax and soak up the surroundings.
Marwell opens every day (except Christmas and Boxing Day) at 10am. Last entry is 90 minutes before closing time. Please allow approximately four to five hours for your visit.
Children up to and including the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
|Summer (7 July 2018 - 3 Sept 2018)|
|Autumn (4 Sept 2018 - 28 Sept 2018)|
|Late Winter (29 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 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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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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