Marwell Zoo

Get closer to the wonders of the natural world

Visit Marwell Zoo, near Winchester and get closer to the wonders of the natural world. From ring-tailed lemurs to majestic giraffes, and curious meerkats, to stunning snow leopards, the 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species. Visitors can enjoy a range of daily animal talks, plus, take part in Marwell’s popular Explorers Trail collecting stamps of your favourite animals! With adventure playgrounds, a free road train and rail train, there’s plenty to occupy your little ones whilst you relax and soak up the surroundings. Visit for more information.  

Tropical House opens 26 March

Marwell’s biggest ever exhibit, a new Tropical House will be opening Easter 2018. This marks the second phase of a £17m investment programme for the zoo over the next 8-10 years, creating improved habitats for animals and more immersive experiences for guests. The £8m exhibit will span two levels offering fantastic vantage points across a lush, tropical canopy and the opportunity to experience the captivating life of the forest floor. Guests will be free to share the habitat and enjoy uninterrupted, close-up views of new, colourful and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. Powered by Marwell’s animal waste, the new exhibit will significantly reduce their carbon footprint.

Giant Egg Trail 30 March – 15 April
Meet the Easter Bunny 30 March – 2 April

Take part in their GIANT egg trail over the Easter holidays! ‘Crack’ the puzzle for a chance to win four tickets to a sunset safari this summer. Plus, visit over the Easter bank holiday weekend to meet the Easter bunny in his burrow and collect your FREE chocolate egg. Standard zoo entry fee applies.

Top Trumps Challenge 26 May – 3 June

Guests visiting Marwell Zoo during May Half Term will receive a free Top Trumps card and fun trail on arrival and will be able to compare their scores against a number of giant cards around the park representing Marwell’s animal species. Head into their gift shop towards the end of your visit to take home the Awesome Animals Top Trumps pack – available for £5.99. Standard zoo entry fee applies.

 Bus details 

Travel by bus and benefit from a 10% discount on park entry when you show your ticket at admissions.  Service M1 Eastleigh to Marwell Zoo PLUS once a day from Southampton Runs direct to Marwell Zoo on weekends, bank holidays and school holidays from Friday 30 March 2018 to Sunday 2 September 2018 & offers an exclusive saving of 10% off zoo admission! For times and prices please see the website: