Session Prices & Booking Information

From self guided tours, to workshops and day-long conferences there’s a huge range of options for your school or college visit. Check out our key stage specific web pages to find out more.

Ticket Prices

The following education rates apply to those in formal education, during Hampshire LEA term times, Monday to Friday.

Groups who are eligible for education rates: Schools, colleges, pre-schools, nurseries, home educating families and adult learners.

Please Note:

  • School term dates differ from zoo seasonal dates.
  • If you wish to visit during a Hampshire school holiday or at the weekend, you will need to book through group bookings.
  • Children under 3 will not be charged.


Student Entry
Term Price
Per student

Spring Term

7 January 2019 - 15 February 2019 
25 February 2019 - 5 April 2019


Summer Term

23 April 2019 - 24 May 2019 
3 June 2019 - 23 July 2019


Autumn Term
4 September  2019 - 25 October 2019 
4 November 2019 - 20 December 2019

Educational Workshops
Workshop Price
40 minute workshops

£25 per group
(minimum 10 students, maximum 30)

70 minute working scientifically workshop
Spring and Autumn terms only
£45 per group
(minimum 10 students, maximum 30)
Post 14 Conferences
Type Price
Post 14 Conferences £12.45 per student
including zoo entry

Staff and Helpers

  • One free staff member with every three students
  • Additional adults: These are charged at the same entry rate as the pupils
  • Free carers/helpers for all students with special educational needs

Payment Details

Please note that we are unable to:

  • take payment by personal cheque
  • take payment for visits over the phone in advance
  • offer refunds for pre-written cheques

Paying on the day

You are welcome to bring cash, card or school cheque on the day of your visit to make payment on arrival. Please make school cheques payable to Marwell Wildlife.


We are happy to send you an invoice after your visit for the price of the trip.  The admin fee for this service is £5 + VAT.

All groups wishing to be invoiced must provide a valid PO number when booking. Unfortunately those with bookings made without a PO will be asked to pay on arrival.

Hampshire vendor number: 000 111 42 93

Booking a Self Guided Park Visit

Self guided park visits allow you to explore the zoo at your own leisure for as much of the day as you wish. You are welcome to use our free resources and trails to help plan your day and structure your learning.

Book a Self Guided Visit

Booking a Workshop

The majority of our workshops run for 40 minutes at the set times of 10:30am, 11:30am and 12:30pm and cover a wide range of topics for all age groups and abilities. We can cater for a maximum of 30 students per workshop.

Book a Workshop Online

We also offer longer, KS1, KS2 and KS3 Working Scientifically sessions, lasting 70 minutes at 10:30am and 12:00pm (autumn and spring terms only). Please book by phone.

Booking a Post 14 Conference

Our Post 14 Conferences run on selected dates during the autumn and spring Terms.

Book a Post 14 Conference

Booking a University Lecture or Self Guided Park Visit

We offer lectures and self guided park visits to university groups. Please note: These are priced separately to our education bookings shown above.

For more information please email with your request and you will be contacted by a member of the team.


Please be aware that should you cancel any workshops less than two weeks prior to your visit date, you may still be charged for each workshop booked.

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Customer Care

I would like to say how lovely and helpful the staff were when we had a child taken ill, especially Nicky (First Aid) and Rob. Excellent Customer Care! Upton Infants School, 24th March 2016