A Magical Journey through the Chrimbo Limbo

December 26, 2023

As the festive cheer of Christmas fades, a magical world awaits at Marwell Zoo where Glow Marwell is still in full swing.

Beat the gloom of the Chrimbo Limbo with our uplifting light displays, playful interactive elements and tasty treats.

It’s the perfect trail for reflection, setting New Year’s resolutions and spending those precious days of Family time before heading into 2024 renewed.

Glow Marwell: Where Lights Come Alive

Pay a visit to our resident animals from 1pm until 4pm before stepping into an enchanted realm as Marwell Zoo transforms into a twinkling wonderland. 

Glow Marwell continues to dazzle visitors with captivating displays including classics such as nutcrackers, Christmas trees, snow machines and fairy lights galore.

There’s a modern twist in the form of animated butterflies, our custom-built enchanted tree, lasers and projection displays too.

Plus, don’t forget to strike a pose on Rainbow Road, turn our magical stepping stones every colour of the rainbow and take a ride on an illuminated moon chair.

Why You Shouldn’t Miss It

  1. Double the sparkle: This year, we’ve doubled the sparkle! Our enchanted nature trail features brand-new illuminations that will leave you wide-eyed with wonder. As you follow the illuminated trail you’ll encounter magical creatures brought to life in our Glow Forest.
  2. Travel through our multicoloured light tunnel: At 36 metres long, this years light tunnel photo opportunity is the perfect backdrop for a family selfie, snap with your bestie or romantic date night memento. Don your most festive knitwear and let the lights work their magic.
  3. Interactive displays: Capture the magic with photo opportunities throughout the event including light-up stepping stones, shadow walls, rainbow road, our stunning illuminated wings and impressive 36 metre, multicoloured light tunnel. These interactive displays are perfect for all ages, whether you’re one, 10 or 100!
  4. Warm up with festive delights: As you explore, warm up with mulled wine, baileys hot chocolate or coffee and toast marshmallows around cosy fire pits. It’s the perfect way to keep the festive spirit alive just a little while longer.

Explore Before the Lights

Before the lights start twinkling guests can explore the zoo from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Don’t forget children under three years old enter free of charge but you will need to book them a free ticket when planning your visit!