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Marwell Wildlife

Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
+44 1962 777407
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Ranked #9 of 31 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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
Activities: Group tours/train
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Went with the family to take my 3yr Granddaughter to see Father Christmas at Marwell. It really was a first class experience no expense spared. The first time I have seen Father Christmas REALLY look like father Christmas and he was so gentle and softly spoken the children were quite happy with him. Mrs Santa Clause was superb with the... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We are regular visitors to the zoo and this year we did the winter wonderland in the evening slot. My five year old loved it, warm juice, mince pie and this year mother christmas outdid herself with the snowman story with the music. My daughters favourite! She also remembered mother and Father Christmas from last year, being the same people... More 

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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20 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This place is a jewel. It specializes in endangered species and breeding of the same. Do not expect it to display a huge variety of different species as it specializes. Having said that it has a great variety of wildlife displayed in open spaces and with excellent descriptive information. Giraffe, Cheetah, Penguins, hippos, rhinos, flamingos, monkey varieties and a very... More 

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

We have not visited Marwell for 23 years, so a visit was long over due.It was a cold overcast Friday in December. Marwell seem to specialize in big cats being Cheetahs’, leopards, tigers and snow leopards and hoof stock, lots of different antelope from the African plains, with pygmy hippos, Wallabies, various aviaries, red panda, monkeys and giraffes to name... More 

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southampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Accompanied my animal and nature loving partner to Marwell as a birthday treat, having previously visited the zoo over 20 years ago. Maybe Winter is the best time to visit as not only did we avoid the horror of Christmas shopping but found ourselves walking on near empty pathways, observing a variety of animals in natural surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Mytchett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited Marwell Zoo at the start of the year with my 2 children (1 and 2 years old). They both had a fantastic time despite the cold and damp conditions; which of course we can't blame Marwell for! More than happy to give this attraction 5 stars, with just 2 minor qualms- first being the restaurant we visited (just past... More 

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Partridge Green, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was my first visit to Marwell, but definitely won't be my last! I was very impressed with the amount of space the animals are given - the enclosures are certainly not small or restrictive. The animals all seem to be very well cared for, happy and in excellent health, and none showed any signs of stress. The park is... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello Paula B and thank you for your five star review regarding your first visit to Marwell Zoo! We’re delighted to hear you had such a fantastic time and noticed that all of our wonderful animals are very well cared for. It’s great that you were able to connect with Bagai our male Amur tiger so well, as well as... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Following a great visit to Marwell's Santa last year I brought my nephew's family, with two excited boys aged 5 & 8, again yesterday. I hoped the experience would match up to 2013, and we weren't disappointed. Having visited the penguins en route to the main house, we were welcomed by the elves to Santa's house. All the children were... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for joining us again this Christmas and thanks for leaving an amazing 5 star review. We’re delighted you and the boys found this year’s experience to be just as magical as last year’s, with Mrs Claus’ brilliant storytelling and our fun, new craft activity. With regards to informing guests as to which order they are visiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been a regular occasional visitor for many years now. This zoo is a wonderful place and very well run. My children are always excited and they love to see all the animals, they are always well cared for and happy. One of the most wonderful things about the zoo is the animals are relaxed, not stressed and able... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for sharing your marvellous five star review following your visit to Marwell Zoo. We love hearing that you and your children always thoroughly enjoy your days spent here and that you can see that all our animals have a lot of freedom and are well cared for. We very much look forward to welcoming you back... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Came here many times as a child and has a great range of animals to see and the train is good fun. My sister's wedding was held at the house and the grounds are sensational.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Wildlife, responded to this review

Hi Ethan E, thank you for visiting us, as a child too! We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us and giving us a five star review. It's great that you enjoy seeing all of our wonderful animals and having a ride on our train. We hope your sister had a great wedding and we hope to see you again... More 

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