Marwell Wildlife, Winchester

Marwell Wildlife, Winchester - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Thompson's Ln, Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1JY, United Kingdom

Phone: +44-1962777407

Ticket Price: 17 GBP

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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About Marwell Wildlife, Winchester

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 Information

  • 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.

Marwell Wildlife Ticket Prices

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 Opening and Closing 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 Public Transport

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

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Marwell Wildlife, Winchester Reviews

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  • Wonderful little zoo. You can easily spend the whole day here and there is plenty to do and see, even for the little ones. It is easily wheelchair accessible, although there is a small hill to/from the car park. There is a little train to take you around, which is free to ride; just hop on and off at several stops around the park. The animals seem well cared for and the enclosures were clean. The obligatory gift shop caters for all tastes and budgets, from cheap souvenirs to high end art work. There are plenty of spots for photographers and many of the enclosures have a clear wall or window too.

  • We all loved it (2 kids 3 and 5). Nice setting with more than just a walk around animal enclosures. Great little steam train takes you around some of the park. Road train helps when little legs are getting tired (I wish it went around more often as the waits at the stops in the wet weather were not fun). Well kept and good variety of animals. Fun full day of entertainment!

  • It's a wonderful place. My son (3) loves the penguins and the lemurs. The Graze Cafe is a good place for lunch (although you are invited to bring picnics etc) and the free tractor ride which is on a constant loop around the park is a fantastic way to get about if little legs get tired. My son and I have just renewed our membership for the second year in a row. Love the place.

  • Love it here 😊 I'd put pictures but it would spoil your own experience get out there and enjoy. Easy a day out if you absorb and take your time. Plenty of toilets and places to eat. Also very accessible for prams or wheel chairs 👍

  • Had a nice 4 hour visit here. The big cats and giraffe were especially interesting, including tropical wildlife. The zoo is constructing an additional tropical animals sanctuary for 2018. £16 per adult Inc donation.

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