Marwell Zoo

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Marwell’s 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 their projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. For those wildlife lovers, Marwell’s star animals include – White rhino, Amur leopards, Amur tigers, cheetahs, Humboldt penguins, Rothschild giraffes and even snow leopards (just to name a few!)

Marwell’s biggest ever exhibit, the new ‘Energy for Life’ Tropical House is now open to the public. Hot on the heels of Wild Explorers, this innovative and sustainable exhibit marks the second phase of a £17million investment programme at Marwell over the next decade, creating improved habitats for animals and more immersive experiences for guests. Spanning two levels with fantastic vantage points, guests can experience face-to-face encounters with a diversity of wildlife and exotic plants in a tropical climate, while learning about the flow of energy through life. Listen to the calls of the yellow-throated frogs below a cascading waterfall, admire Linné’s two-toed sloth, Rica, in the lush forest canopy and spot the group of pygmy marmosets exploring their own island above the exhibit’s impressive 70,000-litre aquarium, which is home to 2,500 fish! 

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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Boo at the zoo!

20/10/2018 - 28/10/2018

Marwell Zoo

Dress up in your Halloween finest and be part of the magic at Marwell's Boo at the zoo . Marwell's resident wizard is putting trainee... 

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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.