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Marwell Zoo

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Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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A pleasent visit

Very clean Zoo, well mantained . I cant wait to see the New Hippo enclosure when enough cash is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jez P
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One of the best

A bit of a flying visit as we were in the area. Had a checklist of animals I wished to photograph... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colchester, United Kingdom
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Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Just by visiting Marwell Zoo (owned and operated by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife) you'll be making a big contribution...more
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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
+44 1962 777407
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A bit of a flying visit as we were in the area. Had a checklist of animals I wished to photograph but happy to picture anything which will pose for me and a lot which won't. The problem with a flying visit is that this...More

Thank Randoman1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 lawns and picnic areas. The hot house with the amazing butterflies was...More

Thank angiehanlon2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 separated..however not sure if this was the case. Having not visited...More

Thank biizcuit
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 & descriptions very haphazard . We spent some time looking...More

Thank peterhowis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yesterday my bestie, her 5 year old and I went to marwell zoo as part of a home school education day. We had a fabulous day. The warm weather helped. We were extremely lucky that all the animals we saw, we got up close too....More

Thank SheWh0Heals
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a whim and spent half a day wandering around looking at the exhibits. Enjoyable but helped by the weather and it is very open. I would definitely recommend downloading the app before visiting

Thank dc862015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean Zoo, well mantained . I cant wait to see the New Hippo enclosure when enough cash is finally raised. Lucky to have such a lovely Zoo on our doorstep and cant wait to return. Would have given it a 5 star but as...More

Thank Jez P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the members early opening(Saturday 09.00)and it was great.We were one of the first in and headed straight for the tropical house.Peace and quiet.We saw the sloth(still asleep)and we were lucky enough to see the newly introduced mouse deer... absolutely wonderful.We spent about...More

Thank william m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with 3 adults woth learning difficulties and we were all left very disappointed, half the enclosures looked empty as we couldn't find what was meant to be in there and the train wasn't working. Maxwell is unlike all other zoos and definetly lacks...More

Thank Leanne G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an amazing day here the tropical house is outstanding and well worth the visit if you like butterflies. The sloth was doing what sloths do, nothing. The tiger, leopard and lemurs were amazing. Great day out

Thank david j
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
No Reindeer at Marwell zoo check zoo website and there is a list. would post link but not allowed to by this site.
John T
July 19, 2018|
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Response from moondragon69 | Reviewed this property |
yes it’s a large free car park make a note of what area your car is in as it’s large
March 18, 2018|
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Response from ClareG18 | Reviewed this property |
You can just arrive and pay at the gate, and there are kids play parks inside as well.