Marwell zoo is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals all within a beautiful 140-acre park. Take a stroll around the outdoor attraction and enjoy the fresh air while spotting animals such as Rothschild’s giraffe, white rhinos, Amur tigers, Humboldt penguins, red pandas, clouded leopards, snow leopards and all three species of zebra (to name a few)!
By visiting you’ll be contributing 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!
Step into paradise at the ‘Energy for Life’ Tropical House. This innovative and sustainable exhibit shows off a stunning environment where summer is eternal, and colourful birds are free to fly overhead. Peer through lush foliage and get face-to-face with a Linne’s two-toed sloth by the cascading waterfall. As you walk through this immersive exhibit, enjoy the vibrant colours of hundreds of exotic plants, and learn all about the flow of energy through life. Leading the way in sustainability, Marwell realised a significant untapped energy resource in some of their 700 tonnes of animal waste (dung, bedding and left over hay) that could be used for renewable energy within the zoo.
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!
Don't forget! Upgrade your day ticket to an annual membership whilst at the park and enjoy unlimited entry to the zoo, plus lots of other exclusive perks.
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.
|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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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.
- Marwell Zoo YouTube Video