Marwell Wildlife

4.5207 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Thompson's Ln, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1JY, United Kingdom
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +44-1962777407
  • Ticket Price: 17 GBP
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Wildlife Park, Zoo, Family And Kids

Marwell wildlife is a zoo situated near Winchester that offers a range of wildlife experience to people who visit it. It is home to over 1,200 animals of 235 different species. Founded by John Knowles in 1972, this zoo is also an important breeding center for several species such as the Mongolian wild horse which is already extinct in the wild and others such as the snow leopard and Siberian tiger which is close to extinction. Inside the park, there are a number of themed areas such as:

  • Into Africa which is an African themed exhibit including Rothschild's giraffes, sable antelope, porcupines, weaverbirds and Old World monkeys.
  • Heart of Africa which is themed on the Congo rainforests and is home to bongos, Congo buffalo and Lake Malawi cichlids
  • Tropical World which is a glass house with rainforest creatures including a West African dwarf crocodile, poison arrow frogs, piranhas, tarantulas, frilled lizards, and leafcutter ants.
  • Roof of the World which is themed along the Himalayan mountain range and exhibits snow leopards, owls and takins in natural surroundings.
  • World of Lemurs which a glass corridor around the lemur enclosures exhibiting: black and white ruffed lemur; Alaotran gentle lemur and ring tailed lemur.

Marwell Wildlife Travel Tips

  • All toilets have disabled cubicles and for guests with severe disabilities we have a Changing Places toilet facility opposite Tropical World with radar key access.

Entrance Ticket Details For Marwell Wildlife

Prices from 25th March to 30th October 2016:

  • Adult (Age 17-59): £ 17.26
  • Child (Age 3 – 16): £ 13.62
  • Infant (Age under 2 yrs): Free
  • Concession (Senior 60+/Student with NUS card): £ 14.99
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children (under 17 years)): £57.22
  • For prices inclusive of optional donation, refer to the website.

Prices from 31st October to 31st December 2016:

  • Adult (Age 17-59): £ 13.62
  • Child (Age 3 – 16): £ 10.45
  • Infant (Age under 2 yrs): Free
  • Concession (Senior 60+/Student with NUS card): £ 11.35
  • Family (2 adults & 2 children (under 17 years)): £ 44.50
  • For prices inclusive of optional donation, refer to the website.

Marwell Wildlife Hours

  • Closes between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm depending on time of year. Kindly confirm once before visiting.

How to Reach Marwell Wildlife

  • By Bus station: Marwell Turning Area (NE-bound)

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  • Marwell Wildlife Address: Thompson's Ln, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1JY, United Kingdom
  • Marwell Wildlife Contact Number: +44-1962777407
  • Marwell Wildlife Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Marwell Wildlife Price: 17 GBP
  • Best time to visit Marwell Wildlife(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Marwell Wildlife: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Winchester include Marwell Wildlife in their plan

  • 62.2% of people start their Marwell Wildlife visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Marwell Wildlife

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Marwell Wildlife

People normally club together Lainston House and Hythe Ferry while planning their visit to Marwell Wildlife.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Marwell Wildlife Reviews & Ratings

  • Had a lovely day out with family. Took my toddler nephew. Lots of lovely enclosures. The tropical world exhibit is great. We ate in the cafe, cost just under £20 for two of us to have jacket potatoes w cheese & beans & a coffee. Child serving for the toddler looked good.

  • It has exceeded our expectations by far! We have got 2 boys two years old and another boy at four and they all have had a blast! There's a lot of view points where spotting animals has been made easy, there's plenty of spots where you can refill your water bottle for free, quite a few playgrounds for young ones to enjoy and a 15 minutes train loop taking you on a ride between some of the best enclosures. Definitely thumbs up!

  • Great place to go for the day. Plenty to see, some amazing creatures and great variety. Will go back soon, would recommend to anyone, worth the travel if you don't live nearby. Plenty of places to eat and have a picnic if you prefer. Parking relatively close to the entrance also. No major queues which is nice.

  • Bought our daughter a Junior Zoo Keeper experience (1/2 day). We were greeted at the gate on time and quickly got the day underway. Alex was our guide for the day and was very friendly and informative about many parts of the zoo, its animals and the history of the zoo. The children loved him and they got a full on compact morning which was great value for money. They were able to really get hands on and even stroke the rhinos and get in the enclosure with the monkeys and feed them some treats. It was fun, value for money and educational. Highly recommended.

  • Very good day out for adults and children alike. Lots of a animals, cute and fierce. My favourite is the red pandas. Large park that will take you a good 4 to 5 hours to walk around, but keep on mind the park is based on a hill so first half your trip you're walking up hill, and on the second half it's all down hill. Marwell has a very good and large free car park so plenty of room to park. The price is reasonable at around£20 including a donation to the upkeep of the animals. Worth a visit.

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