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:
|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!
An excellent day out
May be time now to remove the need to prebook.
Stephen – 3 days ago
Site very well organised with willing helpers.
Rob – 3 days ago
Always love to visit, great park and the lego dinosaurs were a hit.
Louise – 4 days ago
Best Family Day Out!!
Fantastic day out as always. Best family day out in the area. Such a variety of …
Aidan – 4 days ago
Excellent service all day
Lots of facilities, staff knowledgeable cafe food exceptional with gluten free …
Lynn – 4 days ago
Lovely staff and lovely day
Janice – 5 days ago
Great day out
I took my grandchildren for a day our, we had the best time Due to restrictions…
J – 5 days ago
Beautiful snow Leopards.
We have taken our children many times over the years and are now taking our gran…
Susan – 5 days ago
Me and my family loved it there, amazing idea of the Lego dinosaur my son defini…
Megan – 5 days ago
Trusted customer – 5 days ago
A lovely family day out
Enjoyed a lovely family day out, as we enjoyed great weather we were able to mak…
Kellie – 5 days ago
Great day as ever
Great day as ever, very helpful staff as ever and with restricted numbers with m…
Stephen – 5 days ago
Enjoyable midweek visit
Particularly enjoyed the Giraffe’s, Snow Leopards, walk through Aviary & Tropi…
Linda – 5 days ago
Great day out
Great staff and good day out thanks
Harry – 5 days ago
Good animals, look forward to the new additions
Owen – 5 days ago
A fantastic day out
We have been visiting Marwell regularly for the last 12 years. The park just get…
Trusted customer – 5 days ago
I had a great time and will definitely be going again
Warren – 5 days ago
We have a membership and just love to come and walk round and take photo’s
Graham – 5 days ago