Adventure Playgrounds

Your children will love a trip to Marwell Zoo!

With a range of enclosures to visit, allowing your little ones to get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s most endangered and exotic animals, they’re sure to learn something new.

Your day out with the kids in Hampshire can be an educational experience, they’ll discover something new, but there’s so much more fun to be had at Marwell.

Children from ages 0-14* will love letting off some energy as they hop, skip and jump at the adventure playgrounds. Offering respite for children and adults alike, with refreshments situated close by for well-deserving parents, picnic benches and ice cream stands are never too far away, allowing you to all have a well-deserved break from your busy day out.

*Find out which one is right for your child in the list below

 

Strategically placed (for coffee)

After a morning exploring the enclosures, grumbling tummies may well be in the need for some snacks. Fortunately, we have lots of tasty options for you to enjoy, so pop into a café, lay out a blanket or perch at a picnic bench to dive into your dinner. After refuelling, kids will love that an adventure playground is never too far away. Under 12’s can sway in the breeze at our Life among the Trees park and your youngsters will love waddling like penguins at Penguin Cove, ideal for those under 6. Our Okapi playground is equipped with climbing nets, net tunnels, a basket swing and slides, the bespoke playground was designed to be inclusive and also features a wheelchair accessible roundabout and an accessible slide, so all children can safely play. Ideal for children aged 6 – 14.

 

Swing, climb, run, slide…

Children can swing like lemurs, climb like monkeys, run like cheetahs and slide like penguins at one of our 5 adventure playgrounds. Although parents must play a supervisory role, there is plenty for them to do too.

Our adventure playgrounds are perfect for your little monkeys, they’re also sensibly placed around the zoo. With refreshments nearby, during busier times of the year it is always possible to grab a cup of tea or coffee.

 

Suggested ages for play

There are five adventure playgrounds situated across Marwell Zoo. Find out which one is right for your child below:

Playgrounds Age group
Fur, Feather & Scales 4-10 years old
Fur, Feathers & Scales (for the little ones) 2-6 years old
Life Among the Trees 6-14 years old
Penguin Cove 0-6 years old
Okapi 6 – 14 year old
Wild Explorers 6-12 years old

 

Just in case…

Accidents do happen; however, we always have qualified first aiders on site. For first aid or emergency assistance please call 01962 777983, use one of our free emergency telephones at the playground or speak to a member of staff. Our mobile first aiders have a defibrillator (AED) and there’s also one in our gift shop, where we have a first aid room too.

P.S. Watch out for the slides in the playgrounds and the loveable bronze hippo statue which can get hot when it’s sunny!

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good place to visit

Friendly helpful staff, always something different to see when you visit there, …

Trusted customer – 1 day ago

Always something entertaining to watch.

I have an annual pass and visit regularly. I always enjoy my visit. Although I d…

Trusted customer – 1 week ago

good as always

friendly keepers and volunteers – yes I would recommend and have already done so…

John – 4 days ago

lovely visit

Staff very helpful & friendly on arrival. so nice to see happy staff.

Barbara – 6 days ago

Nice place to visit

Marwelll is a great zoo to visit but the number of different species, especially…

Pat – 6 days ago

Our first visit after lockdown

Annual member so we were glad to visit again after the lockdown. Clearly the zoo…

James – 1 week ago

good but not as good as it could be.

This has always been one of my favourite zoos, but just seems to be heading a li…

Ian – 1 week ago

Good staff very polite and professional and well organised

Leslie – 1 week ago

Beautiful setting, glad I helping endangered animals

Great way to spend time at any age

Suzanne – 1 week ago

Perfect for a couple of hours with a little one. Still feel safe around the par…

Jessica – 1 week ago

A great day out

A fantastic day out! The zoo didn’t feel too busy and there were never any que…

Trusted customer – 1 week ago

Great day out

Great day out wonderful staff and very helpful will go again

Harry – 1 week ago

Marwell

I walk fairly often around Marwell. Lovely place for a walk and cup of coffee. …

Trusted customer – 1 week ago

BEST VALUE

Never changes, always a good visit whether for a full day or a brief one. One of…

Norman – 1 week ago

Good day out

Lovely to see the animals, the young foals are really sweet, its good to see the…

Susan – 1 week ago

Fabulous place

Throughly enjoyed it, great experience, very lovely staff great value for the …

Fiona – 1 week ago

We love Marwell

Such a nice place to go. I love it here. Will be buying yearly passes in April w…

David – 1 week ago