Marwell Zoo


Marwell are delighted to have been awarded the "We're Good to go" mark by Visit England. This mark has been given to businesses that have adapted their day to day operations in line with government guidance.

Marwell’s 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 their projects to conserve species and habitats, both in Hampshire and around the world. For those wildlife lovers, Marwell’s star animals include – White rhino, Amur tigers, cheetahs, Humboldt penguins, Rothschild giraffes and even snow leopards (just to name a few!)

Marwell’s biggest ever exhibit, the ‘Energy for Life’ Tropical House opened in 2018 and marks the second phase of a £17million investment programme at Marwell over the next decade, creating improved habitats for animals and more immersive experiences for guests. Hot on the heels of Wild Explorers, this innovative and sustainable exhibit spans two levels with fantastic vantage points. Guests can experience face-to-face encounters with a diversity of wildlife and exotic plants in a tropical climate, while learning about the flow of energy through life. If you’re loopy for lemurs, be sure to look out for Lemur Loop – A walkthrough exhibit including several species of lemurs, a great way to immerse yourself in their exciting environment. Guests can see the loveable lemur troop through the indoor viewing area in the Evolution Hub and can walk alongside the adorable lemurs in their outdoor walkthrough area. Marwell also welcomed a new male red panda, who has now joined the zoo’s female resident red panda, Mei Mei, in a new enclosure. The new home mimics their environment in the wild and has multi-level viewing windows as well as climbing structures for the red pandas to pass people overhead. Great for photo opportunities! Then head to their new Wallaby Walkthrough experience allows you to get up close to red-necked wallabies and includes an idyllic dwell area and natural seating – the perfect spot for relaxation. 

Visitors can enjoy a range of daily animal talks and feeds including giraffes, meerkats and Humboldt penguins. With five adventure playgrounds catering to a range of ages, a rail train, a FREE tractor train and 2 indoor picnic areas, there’s plenty to occupy your little ones whilst you relax and soak up the surroundings.

The larger than life brick adventure, SUPERSIZED! is staying to brighten up the winter! The world exclusive event features up to 30 models of curious real-life creatures all SUPERSIZED to enormous proportions using more than two million toy bricks and is now on display until 21 February 2021.

Keep an eye out for new arrivals around the zoo throughout the year! Marwell zoo is open from 10am 363 days a year, closing times and admission prices vary. Please check the Marwell website for full ticket prices, opening times and other details.

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3rd December 2020 - 21st February 2021

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