Marwell Zoo

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About This Attraction

The super value family ticket – 5 for £85 family ticket is back from Friday 29 March until Sunday 3 November 2024! Save more than £40 on your family visit to Marwell Zoo!

Visit Marwell Zoo to immerse yourself in a wild world that is home to hundreds of animals and 140 acres of stunning parkland. From majestic giraffes to cheeky meerkats and Amur tigers, Marwell is home to exotic and endangered animals of all sizes. 

As well as the animal residents, there are many other reasons to visit the park such as the Wild Explorers exhibit and five adventure playgrounds, giving little monkeys the freedom to run, climb and explore to their hearts’ content. Plus, their bespoke okapi playground has accessible equipment, making it a safe place for all children to play.

Marwell Zoo Animals, Aquarium and Exhibits
A true highlight at Marwell Zoo is Energy for Life: Tropical House, where guests can explore and come face to face with beautiful exotic plants and inquisitive creatures. Home to tropical free-flying birds, their Linné’s two-toed sloth  Santos, and so much more. Visit their impressive 70,000 litre aquarium housing more than 2,000 fish.

Check out the new and improved Wallaby Walkthrough. Stroll through the beautiful exhibit, which includes a stunning water feature in a natural setting.  Walk patiently to get close to two species of wallaby in an lush and relaxing space.

Marwell offers a fun & interactive experience. Daily animal feeds are a perfect opportunity to get great views of the fascinating animals that call Marwell Zoo their home. Download the free new app for even more fun facts, interactive park map, information of animal feed times, exclusive offers, and more.

Marwell Zoo is owned and operated by Marwell Wildilfe,  and is committed to conserving biodiversity, wildlife, and other natural resources.  The charity works on incredible projects around the world, from the UK to Africa. Your visit and donations help to keep this vital work going. 

Explore gardens of the 16th and 17th centuries in Marwell’s stunning formal gardens. A great place to relax and view the historic Marwell Hall.

Exhibits and enclosures at Marwell Zoo are spread over a huge area of stunning parkland, meaning a perfect opportunity for guests to appreciate the fresh air, open landscapes and  enrich their minds. The road train is a great way to enjoy a relaxed  rest whilst taking in the sights and sounds of the zoo.

Marwell Zoo is open to explorers young and old every day except for Christmas and Boxing Day. Opening from 10am, with last entry 90 minutes before the park closes. Closing times vary throughout the year.

Ticket prices displayed include an optional donation. By choosing to donate and Gift Aid your tickets when purchasing, you’ll be further supporting the zoo. Prices vary throughout the year.

Adult: £21.00

Child: £17.50

Senior: £18.50

Student: £18.50

A free carer ticket is available when accompanying one paying guest with accessibility needs, who are able to produce the relevant proof of disability such as a blue badge or PIP letter.

Annual Adult (17-59 years): £66

Annual Child (3-16 years): £46

Annual Infant (2 and under): FREE

Annual Concession (60+ or Student with valid Student Card): £56

You can also become a member of Marwell Wildlife and enjoy unlimited entry 363 days a year, as well as other perks.

Why should I visit?

    • Hundreds of animals large and small such as Amur tigers, white rhinos & meerkats
    • Stunning 140-acre landscape to explore
    • Road train for a relaxed ride 
    • Restaurant, kiosks, and picnic spots throughout the zoo
    • Support Marwell Zoo Wildlife charity to help protect endangered species


Baby changing facilities
Disabled access
Disabled parking available
Free parking on site
Gift shop
On site parking
Suitable for ages 12 and above
Suitable for ages 3 and above
Suitable for ages 5 and above
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This Easter Holiday at Marwell Zoo

29th Mar 2024 - 14th Apr 2024

Marwell Zoo

A visit to Marwell Zoo will be egg-stra special this Easter thanks to a host of seasonal activities including a very egg-citing visit from the... 

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Marwell Zoo 2024

Valid from 18th Mar 2024 until 31st Dec 2024

10% off in the Marwell Zoo Gift Shop

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Where to find us


Marwell Zoo
Colden Common
SO21 1JH

Find us online

By car
The postcode for Marwell is SO21 1JH and is located just off the B2177.  For those travelling by motorway head off the M3 at J11 or the M27 at J10 (westbound) or J5 (eastbound). 

There is a large area for free parking but please don’t bring pets, or leave them in vehicles, as they are not allowed in the zoo.

By taxi
The approximate cost is £14 each way from Eastleigh train station.

By bike
If travelling by bike, the closest national cycle route is number 23 and is 5.2 miles. A rack is available for visitors to leave their bikes just inside the admissions building.

By train
The nearest train stations are Southampton Airport Parkway (7 miles), Eastleigh (5 miles) and Winchester (8 miles). Local rail information can be found at

By bus
The 69 Stagecoach runs between Winchester and Fareham with a request stop at Fishers Pond. *

The X9 Xelabus runs between Curdridge Church, near Botley, and Eastleigh bus station with a request stop at Fishers Pond.*

*WARNING: The Zoo is about a 20-minute walk from the 69 and X9 bus stop. The road is unpaved with a 50 mile an hour limit and busy with traffic so we would not recommend this route.

Kids activities

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  • 5 adventure playgrounds to explore
  • Fur, Feathers & Scales exhibit gives a fascinating learning experience for 4 to 7-year-olds 
  • Beautiful lush green parkland with more than enough space for kids to go wild
  • Download the free Marwell Zoo app for even more fun animal facts, and videos!

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