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Marwell Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Good Day Out

Marwell Zoo is very well signposted and has a large carpark. The price for a family is very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nigel K
South West
via mobile
Relaxed and friendly day out

This is a small zoo in comparison to Whipsnade and London zoo. It has obviously had a lot of money... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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  • Poor6%
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Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Just by visiting Marwell Zoo (owned and operated by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife) you'll be making a big contribution...more
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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
+44 1962 777407
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Reviewed yesterday

lovely zoo different animals are interesting each visit particularly like the into africa area with giraffes congo buffalo etc and the pygmy hippos are my favorite. enjoy having an annual pass and will be frequently visiting this year . great to come with family and...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Marwell Zoo is very well signposted and has a large carpark. The price for a family is very reasonable and will keep everyone’s attention. There is an app to keep you even more informed as you walk around but you will need headphones. There is...More

Thank Nigel K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a small zoo in comparison to Whipsnade and London zoo. It has obviously had a lot of money spent on its exhibits and public spaces. It has a modern relaxed atmosphere. It was not busy as we went mid week and we were...More

Thank jop694
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent an excellent day at the zoo. Two of our party were very interested in animal photography and it offered very good opportunities. We saw the meerkats and penguins being fed and were able to get excellent views if the tigers and both leopards...More

Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip today was amazing! We got really close to the tigers, giraffes, sloth and rhinos. The tropical house was really interesting and value for money is well worth the visit. Can not believe the 1 star reviews?!

Thank Libby26P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited marwell with a three year old and a one year old and we all had a fantastic day. Easy to park the car in the large car park. Pram accessible zoo and logical flow to the zoo so had no trouble finding all...More

Thank Sabina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The zoo guide was helpful and there was a logical way to get round to see everything. Most of the animals had decent places to live, but felt quite sorry for the big cats and the hippos to be be honest. Also, I felt that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Zoo is for able and less able people with access for all. It is well set out need a map to fully embrace the experience. There are plenty of seats. If you take a picnic there is indoor seating as well. If not you...More

Thank 123linny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Marwell, have been visiting for almost 30 years, went this week and must say was a little disappointed, just seemed to be less animals? Adored the bats, theyve gone, no porcupines or the fox with the big ears, couln't even see the rabbits or...More

Thank Clairygal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with the idea of buying an annual ticket but decided to make our mind up once we had visited as you can renew after your visit within two weeks to an annual pass which deducts your initial payment. We did the zoo in...More

Thank Maz S
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17 September 2018|
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Response from john g | Reviewed this property |
No Reindeer at Marwell zoo check zoo website and there is a list. would post link but not allowed to by this site.
John T
20 July 2018|
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Response from moondragon69 | Reviewed this property |
yes it’s a large free car park make a note of what area your car is in as it’s large
19 March 2018|
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Response from ClareG18 | Reviewed this property |
You can just arrive and pay at the gate, and there are kids play parks inside as well.