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Address: Marwell Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 777407
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Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered...

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. Our biggest ever exhibit is now open - Wild Explorers an immersive new home for our rhinos, scimitar horned oryx and Grevy's zebras. These are all species we have special responsibility for in the wild. 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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Wonderful visit

We visited the Zoo in early December. It was cold but sunny. The Zoo is wonderfully set up for Christmas and very tastefully decorated upon arrival. As it was cold we expected a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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Red Lodge, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Zoo in early December. It was cold but sunny. The Zoo is wonderfully set up for Christmas and very tastefully decorated upon arrival. As it was cold we expected a few animals not to leaver their Dens, and this was the case. However, majority of the animals were able to be seen. The enclosures are very well... More 

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Winchester
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely wonderful experience - SO much better than Paultons Park. Magical and can't wait for next year! Well done!!

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Thank Emmaww
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Another amazing visit to see Santa at the zoo with the grandchildren. Second time we have been and they have already said they want to go again next year. Even the 12 yr. old who we thought would consider herself too old has said she wants to go again. Excellent organisation and timing, better to go after dark as the... More 

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Thank Wendy R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our 18 month old toddler to Marwell to visit Father Christmas for the first time. It was a lovely experience and we all really enjoyed it.

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Thank lizturnbull2016
Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved it when Roberto and Thomas were there, since then been back twice and it's just not the same, however still an amazing place to go if you have young ones.

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Thank PaulbrooksHants
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second trip to Marwell to see Father Christmas and it was just as magical this year as it was previously. My daughters, who are 4 and 8 were both entranced by the magical experience, which started from the moment we boarded the Elf Express. Maxwell hall looked lovely and festive and we received a warm welcome from... More 

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Thank LittleT22
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family travelled from Bristol, Brecon & London for our annual visit to Marwell's Winter Wonderland & were not disappointed. The whole day was magical for the children; the friendly elves at the house, Mrs Claus' brilliant story, (with bells jingled by 'my daddy') & decorating the cone was fun before going to see Father Christmas. Four excited children were... More 

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Thank Dorsetgal0707
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a fan of zoos, so is my wife and obviously my little one loves zoos too. It's just enough to see and do for little ones ( age 2-4) without them getting too tired or bored, and there is a great selection of animals there too which I have never seen before, like snow leopards, bloody amazing animals.... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After our stupid Sat nav taking us country single track roads we finally arrived. The Zoo is well spaced out with good viewing platforms, we were lucky enough so see all the main animals and had a great day walking around, its also nice not to have to go through the shop on exit, leaving the choice up to the... More 

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Thank karen b
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my parents who have been anti-zoo for the past 11 years. Safe to say they loved it! They were amazed by the variety of animals, the care of the animals, and learnt a lot about how zoos have changed in the last decade. Now they plan of bringing the rest of the family down to Marwell for a... More 

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