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Marwell Zoo

#4 of 72 things to do in Winchester Features Animals
Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
+44 1962 777407
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grand children love it

fantastic & educational day out for youngsters & adults as well. Having lived near Marwell or not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pooresta
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Must have visited on toddler day.......

Gosh, couldn't move for buggies today but hey - get them hooked on wildlife when they're young... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
jools3256
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warminster
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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 to our projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. Look out for Lemur Loop, a new walkthrough exhibit opening summer 2017, plus, The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO® Bricks EXCLUSIVE to Marwell Zoo 1 Aug - 1 Oct. 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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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
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Reviewed yesterday

fantastic & educational day out for youngsters & adults as well. Having lived near Marwell or not very far away it has not only been a great pleasure to take my children there but also my grand children, as i was brought up in Colden...More

Thank pooresta
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gosh, couldn't move for buggies today but hey - get them hooked on wildlife when they're young! Screaming and shouting besides, another enjoyable day at Marwell - tranquil giraffe, buff rhinos, laid back cheetahs to name but a few. Only slight criticism is the rather...More

Thank jools3256
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the grandchildren aged 6 & 8 to the zoo . The route was well sign posted and easy to find. Had a great day and saw all the animals easily as the weather was just right. We walked all the way round ,almost...More

Thank Mark8jagman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really fab time, specifically went to see Snow Leopards as my daughter loves them. We arrived at 10am, went straight through as had paid for tickets online. Having found the Snow Leopards on the map already with the very handy app, we went there first,...More

Thank horse777
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're in the area, this place is worth 4hours of anyone's money. A nice day out. Take refreshments.

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Been to a few Zoos with our son over the years and this one did not disappoint. Everything about the zoo was nice. All clean, and many animals to see and all of them looked clean and healthy. Very tech savvy with the app you...More

Thank JJHUK
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited this Zoo with friends. Variety of animals living here is amazing and they are obviously well looked after. Well signposted and plenty of toilets and refreshment areas. Well worth the money

Thank colin S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed visiting this zoo. It is fairly big and has a very good variety of animals. The highlights for me were the giraffe house, leopards, snow leopards and penguins. They were building a new tropical house and a new lemur exhibit when we...More

Thank claytonbaker
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Claytonbaker and thanks for your recent visit. We're so please to hear you enjoyed see in the giraffes, leopards, snow leopards and penguins. Lemur Loop is now open and our guests are giving us great feedback about it. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's not very often you see more animals in the gift shop than in the zoo. The train wasn't working, lots of empty enclosures, penguins underwater view was shut do to flooding, which there was no evidence of. Very pricey half cup of hot chocolate....More

Thank Gwen D
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Gwen D, thank you for your recent visit - as a registered charity we really appreciate the support, however we're disappointed to hear your expectations were not met on the day. We have over 130 species of exotic and endangered species on site in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this zoo is quite rough and dated. It needs a big investment to make it a good day out. The animals were all a long way away and mostly sleeping so hardly visible, so before anyone says anything, why else do you visit...More

Thank Sandrella1736
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Sandrella1736 and thanks for your recent visit. Sorry to hear it didn't meet expectations. We are investing constantly in the zoo and are currently in the middle of a £17m development over 10 years. As animal welfare is one of our top priorities, we...More

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Andrew W
6 May 2017|
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Response from MarwellManager | Property representative |
Hello Andrew W, We check our coffee machines daily and have trained baristas making regular quality assessments. Hope the next visit is a more tasty experience. Thanks for you continued support.
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Wonderwoman1012
17 October 2016|
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Response from MarwellManager | Property representative |
Dear Wonderwoman1012, We encourage guests to spend at least 4-5 hours at the zoo to take in all the animals we have. A list of top tips are available on our website to make the most of your day with us. We do have a... More
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Zara P
14 September 2016|
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Response from MarwellManager | Property representative |
Hello Zara P, thanks for your question. We are open 363 days a year and no two days would be the same based on the behaviour of our animals which changes throughout the seasons. Some of our animals are likely to be much more... More
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