Marwell Zoo

Have a family-fun day trip out to Marwell Zoo. Get close to the wonders of the natural world and see an incredible range of exotic and endangered species.

Go and see their wide range of animals from Penguins, Tigers, Giraffes, Meerkats, Cheetahs, Hippos, Rhinos, Snow Leopards and so much more!

Not only do you come across lots of animal encounters with daily talks and animal feeds, but Marwell Zoo also has 5-adventure playgrounds, 140-acre grounds and gardens which make perfect picnic areas, road and rail trains to help you get around and cafes and gift shops to ensure you get your souvenir before you go home. Plus, it’s only a 20-minute drive back to The Winchester Royal Hotel!

Open daily from 10am and closing at 4pm – 6pm depending on the time of year, you’ll have plenty of time to explore! They do recommend allowing 4-5 hours for your visit so you can really enjoy and make the most of your day.

The Zoo is owned by Marwell Wildlife, an action oriented charity which is leading in conservation programmes. When you visit Marwell Zoo, you will be playing a part in supporting the conservation work they do both in the UK and in Africa. Their work ranges from habitat restoration in Marwell’s woodlands to wildlife monitoring of the Grevy’s zebra and elephants in East Africa. 

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1. Buy your tickets online!

If you buy your tickets in advance you can miss all the queues with fast track entry.

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2. Parking is free

If you leave your car at home and use the bus you receive 10% off your entry fee!

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3. Lost child stickers

They have a great system in place to help with your wandering adventurers. Pop by the kiosk for your lost child sticker before exploring.