Road Train

Guest update

Our road train returns on Wednesday 11 May 2022.  See below for more information

Marwell Zoo is set in 140 acres of beautiful Hampshire countryside, and your visit can be as relaxed or active as you’d like. Most of our guests hop on our trains during their visit.

Why not use our free Marwell Zoo app as you ride the train? You’ll find extra animal facts and videos where you can learn even more about our residents!

Road Train

We’re delighted to be launching our new road train service on Wednesday 11 May 2022. Departing from Okapi Station, the non-stop service meanders around the outer perimeter of the zoo in a clockwise direction. Our passengers can experience our 140-acre wildlife park and spot everything from snow leopards and white rhinos to giraffe and Humboldt penguins from the comfort of our new road train.

The first train will depart from Okapi Station at 10.30am daily and approximately every 30 minutes until 90 minutes before closing time. Admission is only permitted by guests who have purchased a road train ticket. Tickets cost £2 each while under threes and carers travel free. Card only payment will be taken at Okapi Station as guests board the train. All proceeds will support the care of our animals in the zoo and our conservation programmes across the world.

Additional information:

  • The train is equipped to carry one manual wheelchair, or equivalent, in the accessible carriage at the rear of the train.
  • A buggy park will be available for guests to use as we are unable to carry buggies and pushchairs on the train. All belongings are left at the owner’s risk.

Goodbye to our rail train service

After more than 40 years service, our Princess Anne loco, carriages and track have sadly come to the end of their life. The zoo layout has changed a lot during the last four decades and the railway no longer gives our guests the best possible views. We have some exciting plans for a new development at the front of the zoo and so we will be reviewing the service in the future. Watch this space!


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An excellent day out

May be time now to remove the need to prebook.

Stephen – 1 day ago

Site very well organised with willing helpers.

Rob – 1 day ago

Always love to visit, great park and the lego dinosaurs were a hit.

Louise – 2 days ago

Best Family Day Out!!

Fantastic day out as always. Best family day out in the area. Such a variety of …

Aidan – 2 days ago

Excellent service all day

Lots of facilities, staff knowledgeable cafe food exceptional with gluten free …

Lynn – 2 days ago


Lovely staff and lovely day

Janice – 2 days ago

Great day out

I took my grandchildren for a day our, we had the best time Due to restrictions…

J – 2 days ago

Beautiful snow Leopards.

We have taken our children many times over the years and are now taking our gran…

Susan – 3 days ago

Me and my family loved it there, amazing idea of the Lego dinosaur my son defini…

Megan – 3 days ago

Nice giraffes

Trusted customer – 3 days ago

A lovely family day out

Enjoyed a lovely family day out, as we enjoyed great weather we were able to mak…

Kellie – 3 days ago

Great day as ever

Great day as ever, very helpful staff as ever and with restricted numbers with m…

Stephen – 3 days ago

Enjoyable midweek visit

Particularly enjoyed the Giraffe’s, Snow Leopards, walk through Aviary & Tropi…

Linda – 3 days ago

Great day out

Great staff and good day out thanks

Harry – 3 days ago

Good animals, look forward to the new additions

Owen – 3 days ago

A fantastic day out

We have been visiting Marwell regularly for the last 12 years. The park just get…

Trusted customer – 3 days ago

I had a great time and will definitely be going again

Warren – 3 days ago

We have a membership and just love to come and walk round and take photo’s

Graham – 3 days ago