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 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.

  • 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.

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.

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

  • 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
  • One of my favourite places to visit in the south. Nice and easy to get to on public transport as well, so don't have to worry about parking if you don't want to, though there is ample. It is a great place to go with young ones and provides entertainment for them, whilst being a great place to visit and learn about wildlife you might not encounter otherwise. They offer a range of eating options as well, though you will pay a premium for this. They do let you bring your own picnic though.

  • A beautiful Zoo, very well kept and exceptionally clean. All animal enclosures were clean and no unpleasant smells. Lots of playgrounds for children to play in and a choice of eateries. Even a sloth to see in the tropical house. Well worth going to. Would recommend.

  • A lovely zoo, with really good enclosures for the animals. Great place for the kids and family. Gift shop, cafes and picnic areas for all to enjoy. Lots of animals from big cats to insects. The new tropical house is brilliant with butterflies, birds and a sloth. There are a variety of walk through enclosures to get up close and personal with the animals. Highly recommended.

  • Making the most of our season pass such a lovely Zoo but I think because it is so big it would be nice to see more animals in what look like big empty spaces/pens and more events/talks going on. To be fair they were doing some Halloween stuff in and around the manor house this time and lots of children having fun so that was nice to see. Looks like development work going on so be good if there is expansion here. Animals always look so well kept here.

  • Love Marwell. Such a wonderful variety of things for the kids (and adults) to do. Lots of animals, play areas, talks, information, eateries and vegan sorbet! 7 years of going and the kids still love the tractor train and are happy to go for a couple of hours or the whole day. Consider an annual pass. 4 times and you're making money... Well... Kinda

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