Planning your visit to Marwell

Giraffes Looking down

We're parents too. We understand that a great day out requires getting the basics right. We keep it simple:

Winter works in the zoo

From 29 October we will be carrying out essential utilities work and some tree work. The schedule of works is expected to last around 4 weeks. 

The utilities work affects the rear of the shop and access across the road by the picnic area at Penguins.  

Disruption to guests will be kept to a minimum but there will be some pedestrian diversions in place and the picnic area will be closed.  Access to the toilet facilities in that area will be maintained throughout. 

Our landscapes team will be carrying out tree maintenance around the marabou enclosure. 

During this period the road train will be running a revised timetable and circuit from the shop to the hall. 

Walkthrough Aviary

From 5 November, our Walkthrough aviary will be closed for approximately 5 weeks. Please bear with us whilst we make essential improvements to the footpaths to ensure a better experience. Don’t forget our other feathered friends around the zoo including the sun conures, owls, flamingos, ostrich and the array of colourful birds in our Tropical House!

Tropical House

We are currently improving the pathways leading to the Tropical House. Please bear with us and enter the exhibit through the exit.

We’re making some changes at the zoo...

We’re delighted to be in the middle of a 10 year period during which we will spend £17m on developing the zoo. This includes our new £8m Tropical House exhibit showcasing a host of new species including colourful and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects. As a result, our old Tropical World is now closed for development.

Remember to keep an eye out for our recent new arrivals and watch this space for any updates.

Be a Wise Owl when you visit

Read our Top Tips for a great day out at Marwell and Park Guidelines for your safety.

Marwell Zoo Map

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Make it a short break and stay the night

Marwell Hotel is on our doorstep, alternatively:

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Group Visits

The food is the main cafe was excellent.

Everyone had a lovely time and the giraffes, tigers and the pygmy hippos were particularly pleasing. The food is the main café was excellent. The booking process was great. Thank you. Your staff were great. Our group had a lovely time.Bob – Holiday at Home, 27th October 2017