Marwell Wildlife

Child connecting with penguins at Marwell Wildlife a conservation charity with a zoological park near Winchester in Hampshire
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Marwell’s 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. At the centre of the zoo sits the 13th century Marwell Hal. Previously home to the Seymour family, it's said that Henry VIII was a frequent visitor. Now you can wander into the bush in the company of wallabies; step into Africa for an encounter with giraffes and come face to face with Rica the Linne's two-toed sloth in the incredible Tropical House. Even immerse yourself in Lemur Loop, a walkthrough exhibit where you can get up close to several species of lemur.

Visitors can enjoy a range of daily animal talks and feeds including giraffes, meerkats and Humboldt penguins. With five adventure playgrounds, a rail train, FREE tractor train, and two indoor picnic areas, there’s plenty to occupy your little ones whilst you relax and soak up the surroundings.

April 2019 welcomes the exciting world exclusive exhibition of BRICKOSAURS! The interactive expedition created with more than two million bricks is sure to excite families, LEGO and dinosaur enthusiasts alike. A highlight includes the largest touring LEGO brick dinosaur model ever made – a whopping eight-metre T-Rex.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Open from 10am every day 363 days a year (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day). Closing times vary. Please check www.marwell.org.uk for details.
Marwell Hall is available for weddings, conferences and private hire around the clock.

Admission charges

Prices vary seasonally and include an optional donation. Please check Marwell's website for full details. 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: There are multiple baby changing facilities around the park, including in 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 Gift Shop. If you require assistance at any time on your visit please contact a member of staff.

Disability: Marwell aims for everyone to enjoy the park and endeavour to make everything accessible, visible and convenient for you. There are disabled car parking spaces available and manual wheel chairs are available to hire from the entrance gate free of charge. There is limited availability during busy times so please pre-book before your visit by calling 01962 777946.
Assistance dogs are welcome and you can find more information on this, as well as Marwell's detailed access statement on their website.

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

Marwell Wildlife
Thompsons Lane
Colden Common
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1JH
England

Website

http://www.marwell.org.uk

E-mail

marwell@marwell.org.uk

Telephone

01962 777407

Fax

01962777511

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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