Marwell Wildlife

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  • 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 - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Marwell Wildlife

  • 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Marwell Wildlife

  • 95% of people who visit Winchester include Marwell Wildlife in their plan

  • 50.49% of people start their Marwell Wildlife visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Marwell Wildlife

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Winchester Cathedral and Hythe Ferry while planning their visit to Marwell Wildlife.

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Marwell Wildlife, Winchester Reviews

  • Had such a great time here, and was really impressed with the vastness of the Zoo and the range of animals it had in it. All the building structures were modern and clean, and considering the park has been around for years didn't look tired or old fashioned as I would've expected. Enjoyed the road train that took us around the park, and my 3 and a half year old absolutely loved it here. Lots of spaces to sit and enjoy a break, as well as multiple play parks too. All in all a great family day out. And at £56 for three of us, felt like really good value too.

  • Very well run Zoo with great selection of wildlife with good size enclosures. Plenty of children's play areas and picnic spots. It is well laid out, meaning you can wander around freely in the lovely surroundings. Even visiting during the school holidays it was not horribly overcrowded as there's plenty of space and wide footpaths - very useful when pushing a buggy or 2. There's also a small train going round the grounds for a small charge. Entrance fee is reasonable at £18-20 adult, under 3s free (at time of writing).

  • Gets very busy at weekends and school holidays but well worth a visit. Animals are well cared for and the new tropical house while somewhat empty still is an incredible project. Always good to see animals in places like this looking well cared for. Good visitor facilities with plenty of places to get food and drink and plenty of toilets. Free road train is excellent (we were visiting with my mother who despite being sprightly at 72 suffers after a few hours of walking). Staff are excellent, friendly and helpful.

  • Great zoo, lots of different animals and we always enjoy coming here. We were on a school trip this time but I bring my small children here and they love it too. Lots of picnic places and different ways to go around the zoo so it never gets boring. Parking is free and it was easy to push the buggy around and wheelchair accessible. Really like the new addition of the environmentally friendly tropical centre. The sloth was so sweet and I had a butterfly land on me!!

  • OMG this is a great zoo for kids and adults,staff are all friendly and happy 😃 The zoo is really really big. Great food and I would recommend the zoo to everyone. The different sections say what year that part open for example 2008 2010. They are building a brand new area of the zoo and will be finished in 2020 so not long to go! It is not to expensive and you can re enter if you get a stamp as well so make sure to come here! (When you are in England) I just love this place

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