Adventure playgrounds

Adventure playground

Children LOVE watching the animals at Marwell, or riding on the train - but every parent knows that sometimes children need to run!

Swing, climb, run, slide...

That's why we have 5 adventure playgrounds at Marwell, so the children can swing like lemurs, climb like monkeys, run like cheetahs and slide like penguins.

Of course parents must play a supervisory role - but can sit like hippos if they wish.

Strategically placed (for coffee)

The playgrounds are sensibly placed around the zoo, and during busier times of the year it is always possible to grab a cup of tea or coffee nearby - to drink while you watch.

Suggested ages for play



Age group

Tigers Playground


6-10 years old

Fur, Feather & Scales

Monkey Bars

4-10 years old

Fur, Feathers & Scales

Sandpit playground

2-6 years old

Life in the Trees


6-14 years old

Penguin Cove


0-6 years old

Wild Explorers


6-12 years old

Just in case...

Accidents do happen. For first aid or emergency assistance please call 01962 777983 or speak to a member of staff. As well as mobile first aiders, we also have a first aid room and a defibrillator (AED) in our main gift shop.

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.

Tickets & Offers


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Fantastic day out

We had a fantastic time at the zoo yesterday. It was the first time we had been into the tropical house, and we were so surprised to see so many animals, birds, butterflies and beautiful plants there. We packed so much in, and saw so many animals, including great views of… Read full reviewTeresa, 19th August 2018