Adventure playgrounds

Adventure playground

 

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.

Our 140-acre wildlife park boasts endless open spaces where your children can run wild. However, it is the 4 adventure playgrounds that really are the jewels of the jungle.

Children from ages 0-12 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.

Swing, climb, run, slide...

After a morning exploring the enclosures, grumbling tummies may well be in the need for some snacks. Fortunately, Marwell Zoo has 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 whereas your youngsters will love waddling like penguins at Penguin Cove, ideal for those under 6.

Strategically placed (for coffee)

Children can swing like lemurs, climb like monkeys, run like cheetahs and slide like penguins at one of our 4 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 four 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

2-6 years old

Life Among the Trees

6-14 years old

Penguin Cove

0-6 years 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!

Where next?

Continue exploring Marwell, or check out our ticket prices.

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Great Park and Staff

Lovely spacious park and all the staff we have met have been friendly and helpful. It was nice to visit on a less busy day today with a chance to see some of the more timid animals. The tropical house was very peaceful and the deer came out of hiding. Birds… Read full reviewChris, 26th September 2018