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:

  1. Open daily from 10am
    We close between 4pm-6pm depending on time of year (and all day on Christmas and Boxing Day).
  2. Easy to get to + plenty of free parking
    We're signposted from the M3 and M27.
  3. Family friendly food (or bring your picnic)
    We have cafe's, kiosks and picnic areas.
  4. Clean toilets and baby-changing facilities
    As we said - we're parents too!
  5. Adventure playgrounds
    Children love watching the animals - but they still need to run, swing and slide!

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 £8m Tropical House exhibit opening on 26 March, 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.

You may also notice a small number of animal areas are closed on your visit while we make improvements. Please bear with us – it’ll be worth the wait! 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

Download our zoo map.

Make it a short break and stay the night

Marwell Hotel is on our doorstep, alternatively:

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Where next?

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

Tickets & Offers


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Animal Experiences

Best Experience

This is the best experience that we have ever bought! Well worth it. We had a great day in the park and the face to face experience was amazing. Giraffe Experience Guest , 16th December 2016