Christmas at Marwell

Christmas at Marwell

Check this page later in the year for news of our 2019 Christmas at Marwell event.

Make your family’s Christmas magical and join the elves in our enchanted world in Marwell Hall.

    • Begin your enchanted experience by enjoying some festive refreshments
    • Be charmed by Mother Christmas in Pirate Cove and listen to stories from Neverland - inspired by Peter Pan
    • Create your own Christmas present bag in the elves workshop
    • Meet Father Christmas and receive a special gift before posing for a professionally taken family photo

Your experience will last around 60-80 minutes and includes zoo entry*

To spread extra cheer, our  elves have starred in their very own festive take of the viral hit Baby Shark. Baby Elf, which can be viewed on our  social media channels, features a catchy backing track thanks to the zoo’s own workplace choir and follows a family of mischievous elves as they prepare for Christmas. 

We will also be encouraging guests to take #Elfies – selfies with our playful elves for a social media competition. To be in with a chance of winning a stocking full of presents, guests will need to upload their pictures from the Christmas at Marwell event using the hashtag #Elfie to Marwell’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. The winner will be announced every Monday from 19 November for the duration of the event.


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Booking Info

  • General zoo admission tickets do not cover entry into the Christmas at Marwell event, Christmas event tickets only apply
  • Once a booking is completed no amendments to the booking can be made, if you wish to add additional guests you will need to start a new booking
  • Adults and children cannot book a single ticket
  • Please check tickets in your basket and remove any unwanted tickets or make any date changes before clicking “checkout”
  • Tickets are non-transferrable and non refundable after a booking has been made
  • Tickets to the evening sessions cannot be used to access the zoo during the day of your session. All evening session tickets will receive a ticket to return to visit the zoo on another date.



Babies 0 -12 months                           £ 7.50

Toddlers 12- 36 months                      £ 15.50

Children 3- 16 years                           £ 28.50

Adults (16+)                                        £ 25.50

Additional Information

*The zoo is open as normal, from 10am – 4.00pm. Guests who book onto daytime Christmas sessions (up to and including 3.30pm) will be able to explore the zoo as part of their ticket on the day. For guests who book onto our evening Christmas sessions, from 4.00pm, entry to the zoo is not included but you will receive a return ticket, from our elves, on arrival at the Hall to return to visit the zoo again by the 17 March 2019 (please note that no extensions to this date can be made and lost tickets will not be replaced).

Take home a memory – our Christmas souvenir photographs will be available to purchase at the end of your experience:

1 photo for £ 7.00, 2 photos for £ 10.00  

Once purchased you will receive an email inviting you to download the digital version of the photograph.  The code to enable you to do this can be found ton the bottom right hand corner of the printed photo.

If you have a query call the Elves on  0844 736 4200

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