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Marwell is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in 140 acres of beautiful, landscaped surroundings. From ring-tailed coatis to majestic giraffes, endangered tigers to Humboldt penguins, curious meerkats to pygmy hippos, by exploring Marwell Zoo you'll play a big part in helping to save them. Experience the new walkthrough Lemur Loop, home to 4 different species and learn about their evolution. With road and rail trains, fascinating daily talks, gift shop and adventure playgrounds, Marwell Zoo provides all the facilities for a brilliant family day out. A new £7.8m tropical house will open Easter 2018, with great vantage points of the tropical canopy and life on the forest floor.

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140 acres of landscaped surroundings and home to exotic and endangered species

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Marwell Zoo
Colden Common, MARWELL, Winchester, SO21 1JH
Phone : 01962 777407


  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Wheelchairs available to hire
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-6 (peak), 10-5 (standard), 10-4 (winter) (last admission 90 mins before closing). Closed 25-26 Dec

About The area

Discover Hampshire

Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.

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