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Marwell Zoo

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Address: Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 777407
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered...
Our 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 our projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. Our biggest ever exhibit opens this summer - Wild Explorers an immersive new home for our rhinos, scimitar horned oryx and Grevy's zebras. These are all species we have special responsibility for in the wild.
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Great day out

We visited last week for the first time in 13 years. A lot of things have changed in that time. We took a picnic and I liked the fact there are plenty of places to stop and eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Hayley B
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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great zoo and place for whole family. I liked it so much we had family season ticket. It is great place to enjoy day out.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Recently visited Marwell zoo and have to say was a little disappointed. Never mentioned on website that there was building work going on nor that the train was not operating . Walkways were uneven and quite dangerous for little ones. Overpriced and lifeless, NEVER AGAIN.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We visited last week for the first time in 13 years. A lot of things have changed in that time. We took a picnic and I liked the fact there are plenty of places to stop and eat throughout the park. It was a very warm day, so a lot of the animals were resting. Would like to return on... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

i am now disabled and use a mobility scooter. Marwell is fantastic to get round. no problems seeing all the animals. we took out 2 year old granddaughter. she loves it there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have never been here so we decided to have a day out here and it did not disappoint from the time we arrived till we left there is much to see and do lots of animals too see it was nice to have a slow walk around the park or you can take the land train will love to... More 

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Ripon, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have a season ticket for here to take my Grand daughters when I look after them. I probably go once a month. I love it, we can see a few animals at a time, as they are young their attention span is not great! The animals never feel stressed, and are always being cleaned out, fed or generally cared... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It was lovely to see all the animals there as there are a large variety, however I was disappointed with many enclosures especially the big cat enclosures as they looked far too small for the animal.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this review

Hello Kayleigh-Jayne T, Many thanks for leaving us feedback about your visit. We're delighted to hear you were happy with the large variety of animals we have here at Marwell Zoo. Sorry that on this occasion your expectations were not met and you felt the enclosures for our big cats were too small. We pride ourselves on the stunning landscape... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A lovely day out with lots to see and do. Animals all seemed very content and the enclosures were well considered and well kept. Some lovely picnic areas too.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this review

Hi saz848, thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments following your visit to Marwell Zoo. We’re pleased you had a lovely day out and found lots to see and do. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Marwell has always been close to my heart, since I was a very young child I have visited most years of my life. I am very passionate about animals and having a zoo nearby that sustains large enough enclosures and activity for its animals is great to see. Despite the lack of the more "popular" species such as lions, gorillas,... More 

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this review

Wow Cara C, Thank you so much for your five star review. We particularly like this part: "Overall, I cannot recommend this wildlife park enough!" We agree there are plenty of things for all ages including information posts, play parks and food kiosks and are delighted your day went so well. We look forward to seeing you again once Wild... More 

Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Small Zoo but very nice and enterteining we did it in 2hours if you have children possibly it will take longer.

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MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this review

Hello Marisol457, many thanks for sharing your thoughts with us after your visit. We usually recommend spending 4 to 5 hours here to ensure that you get to see everything, however, we’re glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again soon this year. More 

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Additional Information about Marwell Zoo

Address: Address: Colden Common, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
Phone Number: +44 1962 777407
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Winchester
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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