Marwell Wildlife

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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Marwell Wildlife

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

  • 50% 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.

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

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Marwell Wildlife, Winchester Reviews

  • It's probably the biggest zoo in Hampshire, but it's nothing compare to London zoo. The prices are similar though. It improved in the past few years and the new Tropical house is very good. I have been many times and often the animals tend to spend a lot of time in their houses instead of outside. There are no lions or crocodiles, but there are some lovely giraffes and a snow leopard. The penguins enclosure is in need for a refurbishment. The restaurant and gift shops are very good. Do not visit on a rainy day. Not worthy.

  • Great place for your family day out. Spent here good 5 hours. The local restaurant is good, food is quite nice. For burger lovers there is outside BBQ option. They could have more WC, we found just 2. Some more toilets towards the end would be great as our little ones need to use toilet more often.

  • I'm a regular visitor to the zoo with an annual pass. Great for a dry day as the zoo is spread out over a large area and there isn't much cover. Can easily spend the whole day slowly meandering through. Decent and reasonably priced restaurant, although very busy at peak times. And very good range of animals from the large, tigers, giraffes, zebras etc down to small meerkats, penguins, birds. Plenty to see and to keep the little ones in wonder.

  • Love this place. Annual pass well worth it, you also get a free visit to 6 other zoos in UK. It's a large zoo and at a slow pace you can be here for the entire day. Some new things including Tropical House, totally amazing!! Good well cared for animals, staff are all so friendly and helpful. Good food, but you have a lot of places to eat your own food inside and outside areas.

  • It's a good day out. Great value for money. However there are a few improvements that could be made. For example the road train that goes around the park stops at designated spots, but those spots are quite far apart for someone with really young kids/infants and for people who struggle to walk a long time. Also you miss quite a few areas of the park if you rely on the land train. It would be more useful if they either had more stops or you could thumb a ride. The toilets are quite far apart to. You'd expect there to be toilets where the cafe and gift shop are but There are not.There could be more benches to sit on around the park.

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