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:

Historic house or home, Environmental or ecological centre

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.
Dora the Explorer

Wild Explorers

  • 26 — 29 May 2015

Join us in the build up to the opening of our new Wild Explorers exhibit with Dora the Explorer. Dora will be available for photo opportunities at various times and days throughout the holiday.
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Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Park admissions apply

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk

Party

Sunset Party in the Park

  • 26 June 2015 6:30-9:30pm

Party in the park after hours and prepare yourself for a wild night to remember!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Admission prices apply - please see website for details

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk

Summer

Summer Wild Explorers

  • 23 July — 31 August 2015

Visit this Summer for the opening of our brand new, immersive exhibit - Wild Explorers. Embark on our new explorer trail and take part in the various activities happening in and around the zoo.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Park admission prices apply

Halloween

Halloween Festival

  • 24 October — 1 November 2015

Get ready to be spooked...Design a pumpkin for carving and watch our animals explore and eat their pumpkin treats. Be enthralled by spooky storytelling with our resident witch, uncover the mysteries of Marwell through our fact-packed talk and have bundles of fun on our scarecrow selfie.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Park admissions apply and there is a small charge for pumpkin carving. Guests are welcome to bring along their own pumpkins to carve

Christmas

Christmas at Marwell...Be Enchanted

  • 21 November — 24 December 2015

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Admission charges apply and are dependent on time and day booked. Please see website for more details

Website

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

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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