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Marwell Zoo

#4 of 70 things to do in Winchester Features Animals
Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
+44 1962 777407
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Lovely day out

Went here with family it's a really nice place to go lots of animals to see and lovely play... read more

Reviewed yesterday
_weecie10
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Wonderful

Went there with family for the first time a couple of days ago.Parking was fine with good spaces... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bluekipper3
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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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 to our projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. Look out for Lemur Loop, a new walkthrough exhibit opening summer 2017, plus, The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO® Bricks EXCLUSIVE to Marwell Zoo 1 Aug - 1 Oct. Our £15-£19 adult entry fee varies across the year and includes a voluntary donation of around 10%. Please check our website for full ticket prices.
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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
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+44 1962 777407
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Reviewed yesterday

Went here with family it's a really nice place to go lots of animals to see and lovely play areas. Highly recommend this place if you love zoos and are looking for a family day out, with welcoming helpful staff.

Thank _weecie10
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went there with family for the first time a couple of days ago.Parking was fine with good spaces between cars. I had prebooked so no queue to get in. We found the staff and volunteers really friendly and helpful,especially the lost child stickers,didn't need them...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went there for my 21st birthday and absolutely loved it! Although the weather wasn't amazing it was still a lovely day. All the animals looked really cared for and happy! All the staff are really nice and friendly and the gift shop is big and...More

Thank Tiakara1996
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Took my husband here for a day out for his birthday mid June. It was busy but not overly so. I think this place is quite expensive not so much for the entrance but the cost of anything inside the park and if like me...More

Thank Tara I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to visit on the way home from a weekend away. Having been once before we knew roughly what was there, however we still had a brilliant time. We decided we would buy annual passes as well since we had such a great time....More

Thank jmnathanz
Reviewed 1 week ago

It really pains me to have to write a negative review of Marwell, having been an avid supporter and visitor for many years. I have to agree with other reviewers who have noted that the zoo appears tired and animals lacking. Whilst the zoo appears...More

1  Thank DaisySorbet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely zoo with friendly staff, animals all look well cared for. We phoned in advance to ask if this was suitable for wheelchair users and to be honest, it is not as suitable as we were led to believe. Some very steep hills and lots...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very fortunate on our visit that we are able to see so many animals up close we got an excellent view of zebras, giraffes, penguins and other birds. What also was particularly special is that tigers & snow leopards were lively so we...More

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello and thank you for your five star review. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed getting up close views of our lovely animals and feel our prices are reasonable. This summer, we're opening a new lemur walkthrough exhibit, promising a truly immersive experience, so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loads to see. Majority of Animals have a large amount of space (except some birds and monkey enclourses which were pretty small and depressing) on a whole. Nice day out a variety of animals. Spent good 4 hours here. Great for young kids with lots...More

Thank Abisnailington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we visited Marwell Zoo and what an experience it was. The site is enormous and there's lots of walking to do but your seeing so many wonderful animals it doesn't seem to matter! From zebras to monkeys to snow leopards, there is everything here....More

Thank Viki F
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Viki F for giving us a five star rating. We're delighted to hear you had an awesome visit to Marwell Zoo and feel that it's great value. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon - perhaps when our new lemur walkthrough...More

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Andrew W
Have they changed their coffee brand the last two visits I've poured mine away as it's tasted very bitter. I used to enjoy their coffee
6 May 2017|
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Response from PatriciaRDalton_KZN | Reviewed this property |
I don't drink coffee either but the friend I was with had 2 cups and seemed happy with it. Although, he did have cappuccino not normal coffee
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Wonderwoman1012
We are thinking of coming to the zoo Thursday. Reading some reviews and they say not seeing many animals, will they be out as it will be Oct?
17 October 2016|
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Response from MarwellManager | Property representative |
Dear Wonderwoman1012, We encourage guests to spend at least 4-5 hours at the zoo to take in all the animals we have. A list of top tips are available on our website to make the most of your day with us. We do have a... More
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Zara P
We plan on visiting the Zoo for my daughters birthday. However it is in November and I was wondering how many animals we would see as I know it's colder then and many animals may be hiding away. Thanks!
14 September 2016|
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Response from MarwellManager | Property representative |
Hello Zara P, thanks for your question. We are open 363 days a year and no two days would be the same based on the behaviour of our animals which changes throughout the seasons. Some of our animals are likely to be much more... More
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