Daily Talks & Activities

Our daily talks and activities might be subject to change, so if you're excited to see something in particular please ask at our friendly Information Cabin (just inside the entrance).

Check out what's happening at Marwell over the next couple of days, or the date you are visiting.


Today, Wednesday 5th August, 2015

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BIAZA Big Bug Bonanza

Take part in our BIAZA Big Bug Bonanza! Visit our craft area for another chance to decorate your very own 3D bug, meet our curious critters with our big bug encounters (subject to availability) and visit our Discovery table outside the Science & Learning centre to learn more about the native species that surround us with some interactive and engaging activities.

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BIAZA Big Bug Bonanza

Explorers Trail

Pick up our Explorers Trail from our Info Cabin as you arrive and collect all 6 stamps around the park. Suggested donation of £1. Don't forget your pencil!

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Be a Wild Explorer

Wild Explorers

Visit this Summer for the opening of our brand new, immersive exhibit - Wild Explorers! Our biggest exhibit... ever!

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Wild Wxplorers by JJCookphotography

Plus all these fantastic daily activities!

Discovery Tables

Up to 8 locations around the zoo

Throughout your visit to Marwell zoo you may find 'Discovery Tables' in up to 8 locations. These allow you to learn more about our penguins, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, rhinos and oryx in Wild Explorers, birds in our walkthrough aviary, reptiles, bugs and more. Ask on the day of your visit which Discovery Tables are taking place.

Aviary Discovery Table

11:30am - Giraffe Tall Tales

Giraffe House

How long is a giraffe's tongue? Why does it have such a long neck? Find out the answers to these and other questions.

12:00pm - Magnificent Meerkats

Meerkats - Cafe Graze

Join us for a lunchtime feed with our mob of meerkats and find out what family life is like for these charismatic critters.

1:00pm - Wildlife Rangers

Wild Explorers

Journey into the life of a field ranger and discover some of the amazing ways Marwell helps save animals in Africa.

Induction loop available here.

Marwell conservation in action

2:00pm - Curious Coatis

Fur, Feather & Scales

Have you ever seen a ring-tailed coati (pronounced co-ah-tee)? Join us to meet these cute and furry critters and watch them get fed. If you're lucky they may even tightrope walk above your head!

induction loop available here.

Coati group

2:30pm - Keepers in Action - Reptile feed

Cold Blooded Corner at Fur, Feathers & Scales


The Gila (hee-la) monster releases venom through grooves in its sharp teeth to hunt and devour young birds, rodents, smaller lizards and also carrion (dead animals). See it in action here. Its keeper would be happy to answer any questions you might have but be sure to arrive early since space is limited!

Gila monster by Supersweedie

3:30pm - Spotlight on Penguins

Penguin Cove

Ever the favourites - join our feathered friends at feeding time and find out how their streamlined bodies are adapted to "fly" under water.

Where next?

Continue planning your visit, or check out our ticket prices.

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