Marwell Wildlife, Winchester

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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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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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  • A fabulous day out for all ages. The zoo is laid out in a circuit so you don't miss any animals. Your provided a map or we found using the app more useful as it updates to show you where you are within the zoo. However the Lego section of the app was not accurate in detecting sculptures location, even though I was right next to it. Animal enclosures were of good size, compared to others we have visited. On the down side saw many drinks bottles laying around and stuck in benches or fences. Need to supply more bins.

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  • It is an amazing place, but much more than just the beautiful Zoo. The field is providing such an extraordinary opportunity for these precious species to live and survive. Survive us, and live further with our careful help. Thanks for the opportunity to see​ actually we are able to do something important!

  • Me and wife went to Marwell after I had a knee operation. We hired a wheelchair (not from Marwell) for the day as I couldn't walk. This was a manual wheelchair so my wife had to push. Not sure if anyone else found this but the park is not suitable for wheelchairs. It was very difficult for her to push me around, especially when it was to get close to the enclosures. Now I'm not over weight (74kg) and my wife is fit and healthy, also not over weight. The ground was very uneven, stoney and full of pot holes. This ground would be okay if an electric wheelchair was used but we had to cut the day short as my wife physically could not push me around any more! Very disappointed. I'd be interested to know if anyone else came across this?

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  • It was alright. I personally felt that it was way too big and too exhausting to see all of it in one day. Some animals need more attention regarding cleaningness (reason for 3 stars). Lego animals are nice and I like the small frames saying how many people, blocks and how much time it took to be built. Overall it was a nice experience, but I would not visit again in the near future.

  • Lovely zoo with a wide range of animals all of which live in spacious enclosures and appear well cared for. They have monthly clubs for children with annual passes and seasonal activities. Free parking and a nice range of places to get food etc

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