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Marwell Wildlife

Address: Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 777407
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Ranked #4 of 60 things to do in Winchester
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful...
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Outdoor Activities, Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/train
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Just by visiting Marwell Wildlife, you'll be making a big contribution to our projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. Please note we close at 4pm until 7th March 2015 (apart from February half term 14 - 22 February)
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Winchester
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Having been fortunate enough to go on a number of safaris in Kenya where photographic opportunities are plentiful, Marwell Wildlife offers exceptional settings for taking amazing photographs. The snow leopards, the giraffe, the meerkats are all stunning subjects. Take your camera and enjoy a day out in a fabulous setting. If you are an amateur photographer and you wish to... More 

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Horley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We are annual members of Marwell and purchased the Junior Keeper Experience for our son's 11th Birthday. We stayed overnight at the Hotel (see separate review) so that we could be up and ready in time. At just before 9am we were met by Megan at the gates and after a welcome and safety briefing we were taken up to... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Allan T, thank you very much for your kind five star review. We’re thrilled to hear your son and his friends enjoyed his special birthday treat, becoming a junior keeper for the day and taking part in all of the activities! It’s great that you found our staff knowledgeable, encouraging and friendly as we aim to deliver a warm... More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited in January but despite the cold weather we really enjoyed the day. We visit Marwell approx every 2 months as we have an annual pass but there is always something different to see/explore at Marwell. The staff are pleasant and accommodating and always willing to answer queries. There is a wide range of animals and they all seem... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi Helen T, thank you very much for your five star review. We’d like to thank you for your support given by being one of our lovely annual members, as without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. It’s great that you enjoyed your visit despite the cold weather and that you always find something different to... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always something different to see. I love that they put money back into new projects so it's constantly being updated and research being funded

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi Natalie P, thank you for your review. It’s great that you find something different to see each time you come. We’d like to thank you for your support given just by visiting, as you mentioned, all surplus made gets put towards our conservation projects and without our lovely guests we wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I am a keen reviewer of zoo across the world and Marwell is one of the better zoos. The range of animals is great! However as with most zoos I would like an increase in their reptile section. The zoo is very well spaced out with lots of open areas. It not too much to look too sparse.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello SirJonnyd, thanks very much for leaving us a five star review after visiting Marwell Zoo. We’re happy that you think our range of animals is great. Our recent development, Wild Explorers, marks the start of a £17m investment programme for Marwell Zoo over the next 10 years, creating improved habitats for our animals and more immersive experiences for our... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A fantastic day out for all the family. I have been a member of Marwell for many years, so visit fairly frequently. Having said that, there is always something different, each time we come. At the moment, look out for Ralph the penguin. As he moults badly, he has a wet suit made for him and his partner Coral grooms... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi Diana088, thanks for getting in touch with us and sharing your comments following your visit to Marwell Zoo. We’re happy to hear you’ve been a member for many years and we’d like to thank you for your support. It’s brilliant that you were able to enjoy a special experience with our penguins last year, and always learn a lot... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Marwell is a fantastic place for families. I visited last year with my parents, daughter and 2 of my grandchildren. We were able to take a leisurely walk around the extensive site and use one of the picnic tables to have our picnic lunch. It's always been a favourite with our family for many years and hopefully for many more... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Alison B and thank you sharing a five star review with us after visiting Marwell Zoo. We’re delighted to hear that Marwell has always been a family favourite of yours and it’s wonderful to hear you have visited for many years. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon. More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Marwell Zoo is a good blend of old and new, traditional features like road train mixed with the open space and excellent habitat you expect of a modern zoo. The meerkat enclosure lets you get nice and close. The big cats looking healthy and close enough. My favourite is the very chilled Ocelot

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Mnell7 and thank you for leaving a wonderful five star review after visiting us. We’re glad you enjoyed your experience at Marwell Zoo and feel our animals have good environments. We hope to see you again soon to see your favourite, the ocelot! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just about the right size for young children. You can always take the tractor on the way back if little legs get tired.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Keith G and thank you very much for visiting us at Marwell Zoo. We appreciate all our guests’ support given just by visiting as all surplus made goes straight towards our hard work and conservation projects. We’re glad to hear you feel Marwell is a great size for children and find the free road train helpful. Thanks again for... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were staying in Lanford for a few days over the Valentine's weekend and Chose Marwell Zoo for Valentines day itself, we were SO glad we did, it was totally captivating. The Animals are well kept and look happy, which goes a long way in my book. Despite it being a cold and sometimes wet day we managed to see... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi Bria17, thank you for choosing Marwell Zoo to visit on Valentine’s Day and for leaving a lovely five star review afterwards. We’re glad you were pleased with your experience and managed to see most of our animals despite the weather being sometimes wet. We’re happy you took the time to walk round the park twice, this usually pays off... More 

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