Marwell Zoo

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Set in 140 acres of delightful Hampshire countryside, Marwell Zoo is a safe, relaxing and fascinating place to visit with your friends and families. From tiny ants to gigantic giraffe, there’s an incredible range of exotic and endangered species to discover and amazing animal facts to uncover.

Their biggest ever exhibit, a new Tropical House will be opening Spring 2018. This marks the second phase of a £17m investment programme for the zoo over the next 8-10 years, creating improved habitats for animals and more immersive experiences for guests. The £7.8m exhibit will span two levels offering fantastic vantage points across a lush, tropical canopy and the opportunity to share the habitat of new, colourful and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. 


Explore Marwell Zoo all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). The Zoo is open at 10am every day and last entry is 90 minutes before they close.

Admission price 

£15.00 - £19.00 (Price inc. optional donation)
£13.62 - £17.26 (Price excl. optional donation)

£11.50 - £15.00 (Price inc. optional donation)
£10.45 - £13.62 (Price excl. optional donation)

Infant (age 2 and under)

Family - 2 adults & 2 children (under 17 years)
£49.00 - £63.00 (Price inc. optional donation)
£44.50 - £57.22 (Price excl. optional donation)

Concession (Senior 60+/Student with NUS card)
£12.50 - £16.50 (Price inc. optional donation)
£11.35 - £14.99 (Price excl. optional donation)

Why should I visit?

    • 100s of animals – including giraffes, tigers & penguins.
    • 140 acre park, train and 5 adventure playgrounds.
    • Daily talks and animal feeds + cafés and gifts.


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
Suitable for ages 8 and above
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Top Trumps Challenge at Marwell Zoo

26/05/2018 - 03/06/2018

Marwell Zoo

Do your kids love animals or Top Trumps? Make sure you pop along to Marwell during May half term! As well as exploring Marwell's brand new... 

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Marwell Zoo

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Where to find us


Marwell Zoo
Colden Common
SO21 1JH

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By car

If you’re planning a motorway route, then head off the M3 at J11 or the M27 at J10 (westbound) or J5 (eastbound).

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

Service M1 now runs twice a day from Southampton City Centre.

These services will depart at 9.42 and 11.42 and connect with the 10.23am and 12.23pm services from Eastleigh Bus Station. The service starts at Pound Tree Road station and stops at Portswood Broadway, Wessex lane and Southampton Airport parkway. Return journeys to Southampton from Marwell Zoo will run at 3.47pm and 5.47pm.

Stagecoach 69 & Xelabus X9
Monday to Saturday to Fishers Pond but not for the faint hearted!*
The Stagecoach 69 service runs between Winchester and Fareham. A request stop is available at Fishers Pond.

The Xelabus X9 service runs between Curdridge Church near Botley and Eastleigh Bus Station. A request stop is available at Fishers Pond.

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