Planning your visit to Marwell

Giraffes Looking down

*Coronavirus update: we are temporarily closed. Find out more.*

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

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 showcasing a host of new species including colourful and charismatic mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and insects.


Due to enclosure maintenance, our meerkats can currently be seen in an enclosure on the back lawn behind Marwell Hall.

Wallaby Walkthrough

Thanks to a very generous legacy donation, Wallaby Walkthrough will be inaccessible to guests after October half term until Spring 2020. We are excited to be revamping the exhibit to make it a better experience for both our wallabies and guests. During this time, our wallaby troupe will be off show to guests.

Red Pandas

Due to Wallaby Walkthrough works, the red panda enclosure is also inaccessible to guests. The pair may still be visible but guests are unable to get up close.

Lemur Loop

Due to enclosure maintenance, our ring-tailed lemurs, black and white ruffed lemurs and crowned lemurs are currently behind the scenes. You can still find black and white ruffed lemurs, Alaotran reed lemurs and red-ruffed lemurs at Life Among the Trees. 

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 Maps

Make it a short break and stay the night

Marwell Hotel is on our doorstep.

Where next?

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

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Help Us

We rely on day ticket, retail and catering sales; things we are no longer receiving; in order to operate.

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Keeper for the day

One of the most incredible experiences of my life! Definitely one to add to your bucket list! Gives me a greater appreciation for our zoo and the people who work there. 08/10/19Kathy , 23rd January 2020