Making a donation

Marwell Wildlife is a conservation charity, number 275433. Our vision is of a world where people live in balance with nature. If you share our passion for making this happen, please help. 

Help us during these difficult times… 


After nearly 50 years of welcoming guests to experience the joy of coming to the zoo, we are delighted to reopen after an unprecedented three month closure. We’ve been overwhelmed by the generosity and unwavering support of our community during these unsettling times. However, we are facing our toughest challenge to date and our road to recovery will be long.  

Twelve weeks of lockdown during one of our busiest trading periods cut off vital income and has put the zoo heavily in debt and undoubtedly in a difficult financial position. Unlike many organisations, our costs are incredibly high to ensure our animals receive the same high standards of care they are used to. We’re also now significantly reducing guest numbers as part of our safety measures, which is further limiting our ability to recoup lost money. While we welcome all financial support for zoos, we are very disappointed that Marwell, like other large, well-run charitable zoos is unable to benefit from the Government’s Zoo Support Fund. 

Marwell is home to more than 140 species many of which are endangered in the wild and is owned by Marwell Wildlife, a global conservation charity leading programmes in the UK, Africa and across the world. We would ordinarily engage with more than 50,000 schoolchildren through curriculum based education programmes and welcome more than 500,000 guests each year to our 140 acre site. The charity relies solely on income from the zoo and the fundraising efforts of our loyal supporters. 

Your generosity will help secure the future of wildlife for generations to come. We’re asking for donations through our Just Giving page, as this platform also enables us to take Gift Aid. If you are a UK taxpayer, please tick the Gift Aid option to increase your donation at no extra cost to you.  

Every penny adds up and so does our gratitude, so thank you for your loyal support – Marwell simply couldn’t do what we do without you! 


Alternatively, you could make a cheque payable to Marwell Wildlife and send it to:

Fundraising at Marwell Wildlife
Thompsons Lane
Colden Common
SO21 1JH

Every penny adds up and so does our gratitude so thank you for your loyal support – Marwell simply couldn’t do what we do without you!

Where next?

Thanks for reading. Learn more about ways you can support our charity, or take action.

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Every Pound Helps!

  • £10 can buy
    5 bales of hay. Enough to feed up to 10 Grevy’s zebra for 4 days
  • £20 can pay for
    A scout’s salary for a week to monitor and distribute the hay
  • £1250 can buy
    Fuel to transfer hay to remote areas
  • £7,000 can pay for
    The whole project for three months
Group Visits

We have loved it forever!

We had a totally happy family - aged between 76 and 3 months - the monkeys, lemurs, giraffes, tigers and snow leopards were a major triumph.Carol, 26th June 2019