Marwell Wildlife

Marwell Wildlife
Colden Common
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1JH
England

Website

www.marwell.org.uk

E-mail

marwell@marwell.org.uk

Telephone

01962 777407

Fax

01962777511

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Child connecting with penguins at Marwell Wildlife a conservation charity with a zoological park near Winchester in Hampshire
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Marwell Wildlife is a charity dedicated to the conservation of biodiversity and other natural resources. A visit to our zoological park near Winchester in Hampshire is a chance to get up close to the wonders of the natural world and help save them.
Set in 140 acres of beautifully maintained parkland, the grounds of 13th century Marwell Hall - previously home to the Seymour family where Henry VIII is said to have been a frequent visitor - are now home to over 170 exotic and endangered species from giraffes and meerkats to magnificent southern white rhinos and Amur tigers.

Venue Type:

Science centre, Historic house or home, Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

10am until 4/5/6pm every day except Christmas and Boxing Day. Closing time changes seasonally - check www.marwell.org.uk for details.
Marwell Hall is available for weddings, conferences and private hire around the clock.

Admission charges

Entry fees include voluntary donation to our conservation work: Adult £14-18, Child £11-14, Concessions £12-£15.50. Group rates available for parties of 12 or more.
Parking is FREE

Getting there

Marwell is in the heart of beautiful Hampshire countryside, just eight miles from Winchester, five from Eastleigh and twelve from Southampton. The park is within easy reach of two main motorways and rail stations.
FREE PARKING
From M3: Junction 11 northbound and junction 11 southbound.
From M27: Junction 10 westbound and junction 5* eastbound.
Marwell is situated just off the B2177 (between Colden Common and Bishops Waltham).
Marwell is well signposted please follow the large brown tourist signs. For full details please see http://www.marwell.org.uk/planning_your_day/directions.asp

Additional info

Babies: You'll find baby changing facilities in all our toilets, including Cafe Graze, where you'll also find a microwave to heat up baby food.
First Aid: Marwell has a team of first responders available during opening hours and a dedicated first aid kiosk located adjacent to The Ark Gift Shop. If you require assistance at any time on your visit please contact a member of staff.
Changing Places Toilet Facility: For guests with severe disabilities, we have a Changing Places toilet facility. In fact we were the first zoological park in the country to install one. Changing Places toilet facilities are different to standard disabled toilets, catering for people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other serious impairments such as spinal or brain injuries. They often need extra facilities to allow them to use toilets comfortably, and come equipped with extra features including adjustable changing benches and ceiling hoists plus enough room for at least two carers.
Disability: We’d like everyone to enjoy the park and endeavour to make everything accessible, visible and convenient for you.
Special rate for all guests with disabilities – individuals or groups.
One FREE carer admitted with one paying guest with disabilities.
Special car parking area in main car park.
Free road trains, one with special carriage accessible to wheelchair users.
Ample toilet facilities for guests with disabilities.
Ark Gift Shop with wide aisles for wheelchair access.
Manual wheel chairs are available to hire from our entrance gate free of charge. There is limited availability during busy times so please pre-book before your visit by calling 01962 777946.
Please note we are unable to admit guide dogs to the park.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Free Easter crafts

Easter Eggstravaganza

  • 5 — 21 April 2014 *on now

Get creative with our free fun Easter crafts.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk/planning_your_day/whats_on.asp?css=1

Come and join in with our Dino Egg trail this Easter

Dino Egg Hunt

  • 18 — 21 April 2014

Embark on our popular Easter egg trail with a Dino twist! Don’t miss your chance to take part, collect your chocolate egg and meet the Easter Bunny!

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk/planning_your_day/whats_on.asp?css=1

Rise of the Dinosaurs

Rise of the Dinosaurs

  • 23 May — 2 September 2014

Calling all adventurers - be enthralled by our awesome dinosaurs as they come to life with animatronics.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk/dinosaurs/

Fire show at Sunset Party in the Park

Sunset Party in the Park

  • 13 June 2014 6:30-9:30pm
  • 5 July 2014 6:30-9:30pm

Marwell’s Sunset Party in the Park is back by popular demand! Join us on 13 June and 5 July for a party to remember!

This year’s event has a Dinosaur twist where guests will have out of hours access to our Rise of the Dinosaurs event, be able to see the animals at sunset and enjoy special talks. Party at the inflatable’s area, bounce on the bouncy castle and challenge the inflatable bungee run, all this and more...fun for all the family.

Plus, to keep the party swinging, choose between two nights of incredible performances and entertainment.

Both nights have a whole host of animal talks and the events run from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk/party/booking.asp

Fire show at Sunset Party in the Park

Sunset Party in the Park

  • 5 July 2014 6:30-9:30pm

Marwell’s Sunset Party in the Park is back by popular demand! Join us on 13 June and 5 July for a party to remember!

This year’s event has a Dinosaur twist where guests will have out of hours access to our Rise of the Dinosaurs event, be able to see the animals at sunset and enjoy special talks. Party at the inflatable’s area, bounce on the bouncy castle and challenge the inflatable bungee run, all this and more...fun for all the family.

Plus, to keep the party swinging, choose between two nights of incredible performances and entertainment.

Both nights have a whole host of animal talks and the events run from 6.30pm until 9.30pm.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk/party/booking.asp

Halloween Festival

  • 25 October — 2 November 2014

Get ready to be spooked...
Enjoy a trip on our ghoulish ghost train, design a pumpkin for carving and watch our animals explore and eat their pumpkin treats.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk/planning_your_day/whats_on.asp?css=1

Christmas at Marwell

  • 22 November — 24 December 2014

Let us take you on a magical journey through Marwell hall to meet Santa, Mrs Claus and their attentive elves!
Pre-booking essential!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk/planning_your_day/whats_on.asp?css=1

Getting there

Marwell is in the heart of beautiful Hampshire countryside, just eight miles from Winchester, five from Eastleigh and twelve from Southampton. The park is within easy reach of two main motorways and rail stations.
FREE PARKING
From M3: Junction 11 northbound and junction 11 southbound.
From M27: Junction 10 westbound and junction 5* eastbound.
Marwell is situated just off the B2177 (between Colden Common and Bishops Waltham).
Marwell is well signposted please follow the large brown tourist signs. For full details please see http://www.marwell.org.uk/planning_your_day/directions.asp

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