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Marwell Wildlife

Address: Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 777407
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Ranked #5 of 13 Activities in Winchester
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, 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, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities, 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)
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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Almodovar, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to take your children to be in contact with wild animals. The proximity that you can experience with the animals is really good, but completely secure! The open space that most of the animals have make the experience even better, makes you feel that you are interfering with their day-to-day life! Although we visited the zoo in... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello SteviWonder and thank you for visiting Marwell Zoo in October. We’re happy to hear you had a great experience getting close to our wonderful animals and returning to the ones you couldn’t see at first attempt. It’s also good that your son enjoyed our free road train so much! Thank you for your five star review and we hope... More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
69 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I had never heard of this wildlife park and was pleasantly surprised. It is well laid out and covers a very large area. There weer quite a few animals which I had never seen before such as giant anteaters, snow leopards and a fossa. Along with a large selection of lemurs in the Madagascar section I was very impressed.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello SteveS1970, thank you for visiting Marwell Zoo and leaving us a great five star review afterwards. We love hearing such positive feedback and we’re glad we were able to give you the opportunity to see animals that you had never seen before. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was our first visit to Marwell today and we were not disappointed. We bought annual passes for our daughter's first birthday and I felt them to be very good value. (£116 for 2 adults and an infant) There was so much to see that we only did a fraction of the park. Staff were all very friendly, in particular... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi Chriztine3c, thank you for sharing a lovely five star review with us following your visit. We’re delighted your first visit did not disappoint, so much so that you decided to purchase annual memberships! It’s fantastic to hear you experienced great customer service and your feedback will be passed on. Thank you for your support and we look forward to... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We went in a large group and everyone enjoyed it. Loved seeing all the animals and enjoyed going around on the tractor train.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Sam9293 and thank you for leaving us a great five star review after your visit. We're glad you all enjoyed our animals and the free road train. Perhaps next time you could benefit from our special group rates for groups of 12 or more. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Amazing place. Well worth a visit. We went on a cold January day and managed to see the animals either out and about or snuggled in their beds indoors The animals seemed extremely content with large enclosures, didnt see any pacing around, in fact they were very laid back and happy. A gem of a park and would definitely visit.again

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Lorna D and thank you for visiting us for a birthday treat! We’re very pleased that you saw all of our animals, indoors and out, looking very relaxed and happy with their enclosures. We appreciate your five star review and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visited Marwell Wildlife for the first time in several years, having read several reviews moaning about the animals being invisible I cannot disagree more. there were times when you had to stand and look for a while but I do not think there was very much that we didn't see. The enclosures are very big and the environment with-in the... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you very much for sharing a wonderful five star review after your recent visit. We are delighted to hear that you were able to spot almost all of our animals and noticed that they have a lot of space to roam in and seek privacy when they want it. It’s great that you thought to revisit some... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Myself and my boyfriend had the pleasure of taking part in the giraffe experience yesterday (Sunday 18/1/15). I have to say that Steff definitely knew her stuff and made the event very enjoyable. You get to stand on the high platforms so are head height with them. Don't worry if you're scared of heights as you're so busy feeding you... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Linda N and thank you for visiting us last weekend. We’re very pleased to hear that you and your boyfriend had fun with our face to face giraffe experience, enjoyed feeding them, whilst finding our member of the team Steph to be very warm and welcoming. As you correctly mentioned, we have closed a few of our boardwalks for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

We visited on New Year's Eve. I think ticket prices do not reflect what you see. There were hardly any animals. Animals do not have large enough enclosures. Some smelt of urine. The larger animals need much more space. My cat has a bigger garden than them. All the wooden bridges were shut. Cafe expensive and cramped. Thoroughly disappointed.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for sharing a review with us after your visit. We are saddened to hear that your experience did not meet expectations this time. We review our prices regularly to ensure that we are still representing good value for money, whilst being comparable to other attractions of this type within the region. In order for guests to... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We live quite near Marwell and have been visiting for many years, on our own, with our children and now with grandchildren. Allow yourselves a full day there is so much to see and do. The animals are well cared for and all the profits go to conservation work. May seem a bit pricey to get in, but I'm sure... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi Rob B, thank you for visiting us last year and thank you for writing us a lovely review too! It’s good that you have been visiting Marwell for many years and don’t have far to travel. Perhaps you might think about enjoying annual membership, with great discounts and unlimited entry, all for less than £5 a month. We’re very... More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited December 19th. We did not arrive until around 1 pm as we had been staying in Warminster and visited Longleat Safari Park that morning to finish our two day excursion. I had been to Marwell as a child and remember having a magical time so on impulse decides to re-visit. Price was very reasonable, the variety of animals was... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to write us a review after your visit to Marwell Zoo. We’re very happy to hear that you feel our prices are very reasonable, as we constantly review our costs in order to stay comparable with other attractions of this type whilst offering great value. It’s also fantastic to hear that you’re... More 

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