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Address: Marwell Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
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+44 1962 777407
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10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered...

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 to our projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. Our biggest ever exhibit is now open - Wild Explorers an immersive new home for our rhinos, scimitar horned oryx and Grevy's zebras. These are all species we have special responsibility for in the wild. Our £15-£19 adult entry fee varies across the year and includes a voluntary donation of around 10%. Please check our website for full ticket prices.

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A pleasant day out

Marwell Zoo is a pleasant zoo where the animals have well equipped enclosures. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. The Zoo has great picnic area as well as a cafe.

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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Marwell Zoo is a pleasant zoo where the animals have well equipped enclosures. The staff and volunteers are friendly and helpful. The Zoo has great picnic area as well as a cafe.

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Thank Johnathan S
Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Marwell Zoo has many interesting animals, most of which were visible. It is quite a sprawling affair however and it feels like the animals are quite sparse in fair sized sections. Far from the best zoo in the UK, but still a pleasant day out.

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Thank Granny_Gertrude
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed my trip here, as did my friends. We were amazed at the number and wide range of animals there were! The staff were very friendly :)

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Thank Hannah R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to this Zoo while staying at Marwell Hotel (its opposite!). Went around 11am - think that's a little early for the animals in February - as lots were still indoors and I overheard lots of complaining about not having seen an animal yet. The animals became more visible in the afternoon. Even then I still didn't see the Zebra's,... More 

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Thank metoo2014
hailsham, east sussex, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited yesterday with my daughter and two grandsons, six and two. We all had the time of our lives. Great zoo in every respect. Huge array of impressive animals in good spaces. All animals seemed to be enjoying life!! Good play areas for the boys, selection of eateries with lots of choice and reasonable prices. The only thing missing, according... More 

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Thank Sue006
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing day out! Large spaces for the animals and they even have vegan options at the restaurants, which not many zoos have :)

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Thank xelliexgrittx
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in with my wife and spent a few hours here. Animals for the most part seemed content which is of course the prime concern. One tiger was a tad stressed and pacing up and down for ages, as was one of the smaller cats. Rest of the animals all looked well cared for. Few exhibits weren't open but routine... More 

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Thank Le Bert M
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved the penguins racing around in their pool, and great fun to watch underwater - or were they watching us? The tigers were great fun too, the two cubs messing around with each other. Impressive giraffe herd, and amazing to see four rhinos charging round their paddock.Those I think were the highlights for us of a full and fascinating... More 

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Thank jennypea_2010
Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Marwell Zoo is a wonderful place to see a huge array of amazing animals. Kids will love to come face to face with the giraffe's, trying to find the cheetahs hiding in the long grass, gazing at the Tigers prowling and laughing at the penguins waddling about by the side of their pool!

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Thank Andrew P
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit here as a family often. The zoo itself is clean and well maintained. It gives the impression that the animals are well cared for too. Food is very pricey though so take your own food.

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Thank woolbee2016
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this review

Hi woolbee2016, thanks very much for visiting with your family – we’re pleased to hear you had an amazing time. Our food is sourced locally and freshly prepared on the day with quality ingredients, and we hope that this reflects in the cost. If you and your family visit at least three times a year, why not consider our annual... More 

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