Planning your day

Welcome to Marwell Zoo!

We want you to enjoy a great day at the zoo, so we’ve put together FAQs detailing everything you need to know ahead of your visit.

For more information, see what’s on Today at Marwell.

Guest notices:

    • Essential gas work – Fisher’s Pond. Please allow plenty of time for your journey. From Monday 26 February for approximately five weeks, SGN engineers are carrying out gas main replacement work on Main Road and Portsmouth Road, Fisher’s Pond. There are three-way temporary traffic lights around the work area which may cause delays. The Fisher’s Pond bus stop is unavailable for the duration of the work. Please contact the bus provider for the latest update on alternative bus stop locations and any changes to the normal timetable.

    • Our road train is currently running on select dates. Please view our Road Train page for more information and future updates.


Book online for the lowest ticket price.

Annual Members do not need to prebook.

Book your timed entry online

For a regular zoo visit we strongly recommend you book your day visit tickets in advance here. This not only helps to ensure you get the best price for your visit but guarantees entry for your day of choice.

Annual Members and guests with pre-paid tickets, such as adoptions, agent or complimentary tickets, do not need to book in advance. All tickets are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable once booked.

Download our app

Make the most of your day with our Marwell app. Find out animal feed times, enjoy easy wayfinding, fun animal facts, exclusive offers, and more. With free Wi-Fi around the park, you’re in for a wild day out!

Important Update:

Our Energy for Life: Tropical House and walkthrough aviaries have strict measures in place in accordance with national legislation to protect our birds and prevent any future spread of Avian influenza.

  • Additional handwashing, sanitisers, foot mats and foot dips have been put in place at our walkthrough areas.  If you see these on your journey through the zoo, please use them.
  • If you keep captive birds at home, who are usually outdoors, please avoid entering our walkthrough aviaries and Energy for Life: Tropical House.

Thank you so much for your understanding. We can’t wait to see you soon!

Planning ahead

As an outdoor attraction our indoor areas are limited. Don’t forget to check the forecast before you book and make sure you dress for the weather.

If animals are not immediately visible, they could be resting in their den or under a shady tree so make time to pop back later. It will be worth the wait!

Sorry no cash

All payments are by card only and we’d really appreciate you using contactless (£100 limit) wherever you can.

Eat and drink

Café Graze, the Coffee Shop and our outdoor catering outlets are open.  Some outlets are seasonal and you will find more information here. 

Ask us

If you have any queries, our team are, as always, delighted to help. We will always treat our guests with courtesy and in return we ask you are patient and respectful of our team and other guests at all times. As a family attraction, we have a policy of zero tolerance against abusive behaviour.

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