Become a member of Marwell Wildlife and enjoy unlimited entry to the zoo plus a whole host of other benefits.
All Members get the following benefits.
Unlimited Entry to Marwell Zoo 363 days a year!140 acres to explore, 3 adventure playgrounds to discover, 363 chilled out (or action packed!) days to enjoy.
Entry to a wide range of other zoos
Including Bristol, Chester, Colchester, Edinburgh, Highland Wildlife Park, Paignton (including Living Coasts), Newquay, Twycross and Rotterdam. Subject to their terms and conditions and a valid membership card.
Annual membership offers fantastic value for all ages - and don't forget that children under 3 always enter Marwell for free.
Aged 17 - 59 years
Aged 3 - 16 years inclusive
Aged 0 - 2 years
Senior 60+ or student with valid NUS card.
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Note: Disabled visitors will be offered a free carer with their membership by showing proof of a registered disability at the point of purchase
If you have visited in the last two weeks and would like to upgrade day tickets to membership please contact the membership team.
Having visited as a child, I felt that the Zoo has something to offer all ages and personalities and was proved right during our visit. We all had a fantastic time and really can’t thank you and the team enough for making it so enjoyable.NHS Stop Smoking Service, 31st March 2015
Hot on the heels of the opening of our fantastic new exhibit, the “Wild Explorers’ Club” is a refreshing new venture for our junior members.
From the start of the summer holidays, each junior member is invited to collect a welcome pack from the membership cabin, chock full of trails; animal facts; activities; games and a drawing competition. Alongside this, there’s a flashy new “I’m a Wild Explorer” pin badge, celebrating their membership of the club. Continue junior membership and there will be a shiny new badge to add to their collection every year!
In addition to the welcome pack, we’re expanding our Oryx Club sessions to include a members only Activity Day on Sunday 18 September. Young members will be able to get hands-on with our make-and-take clay animal poos; learn some smart explorer skills to apply to our rhino, oryx and Grevy’s zebra; test their animal sleuthing skills at our drop in WILD Explorer Challenge or book in for one of the hands-on sessions planned for the day or turn up for the drop in activities.
Bookable sessions: Please contact the membership team to book in.
All about animals: Find out more about some of Marwell’s amazing animals and meet one of our smaller residents.
Wild Explorer skills training: Using binoculars and writing field notes you will learn how to be a wild explorer.
Drop in activities: no need to book, just turn up
Make and take clay animal poo
Investigate the differences between herbivore and carnivore poos, then make your own out of clay to take home. In the Science and Learning Centre from 10:30-16:30
Wild Explorer Challenge
Can you follow the right clues and find the animal in our game to test your tracking skills? Meet in the area opposite the warthogs, just past the running track between 10:30 and 16:30.
Our Wild Explorer theme rolls on to our Fantastic Beasts sessions planned for 16 October and 20 November. These sessions can be booked after the 18 September.
The first is designed for our newly named Zebra Scouts, aged 4-8 years, where we’ll be posing the age-old question – Why do zebras have stripes? Come along to find out this and lots more with our fun-filled activities and crafts session.
The November session is geared towards our Rhino Rangers – aged 9-12 years. Enjoy getting to know our new rhinos, Pembe and Jabari and discover all you need to create your first Fantastic Beast Fact file!
Pick up your pack from the membership cabin now to enjoy a summer of fun!
How to book:
Bookings should be made by 10am on the Friday before each meeting. All you need to do is email email@example.com your child’s name, age, annual membership number and which session they would like to take part in.
These events are really popular so we’d really appreciate it if you could let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org if your child is unable to attend so that we can re-assign their space.
Wild Explorer Competition: (as advertised on the Wild Explorer cards on your lanyard)
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Wild Explorer Club drawing competition are:
Keep an eye out on your emails or online for new competitions in the future!
Make your family's Christmas magical and join in the festivities at Marwell Zoo as we celebrate with a few special friends. It's one of the top 15 places to see Santa in the UK according to netmums.com!
Booking is open for members exclusively until 14 August so book now and reserve your preferred date and time.
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Here we have answered the common questions about Membership - both before and after you've joined.
If I come into the zoo today, can I take out a membership when I arrive?
Yes. All you need to do is purchase a membership at admissions then pop in the Membership Cabin where we’ll take your photo, capture your details and process the membership there and then. You’ll be able to enter the zoo with your membership cards on the day of purchase.
What date does a membership start from?
Membership will start on the day of purchase. Please call us on 01962 777960 if you would like to specify a start date. Membership is valid for one year.
Can I purchase a membership as a gift?
Yes, a membership can be purchased on behalf of someone else. We will require the member’s full name, date of birth and a full address including postcode. This can be processed over the telephone on 01962 777960, in person at the Membership Cabin or online.
You will receive a gift pack with gift card for you to sign before gifting the membership. There will be letters for each member which they will need to bring with them on their first visit to the zoo. We will take their photo at the membership cabin and produce their membership card there and then.
Please note that the membership will start from the day of purchase, or agreed start date, not the date the photograph is taken.
If you are buying membership as a Christmas gift please choose Christmas from the occasion drop down. We will start the membership from the 25th December 2015 and run it through until the 31st December 2016. Get your orders to us before the 16th December and we will be able to get the gift pack to you in time for Christmas.
How long does the membership pack take to be delivered?
You should allow up to 2 weeks for your membership welcome pack to arrive in the post. You can start using your membership straight away if you purchase it online as you will be sent a temporary pass via email. You may prefer to take out membership on the day of your visit.
I am disabled, do I get a discount on membership if I need a carer?
Members who are disabled who require a carer can have an un-named carer added to their membership card for free. This will mean that any adult accompanying the member will be allowed access to the Zoo free of charge as the member’s carer.
The confirmation required is sight of a letter from a GP confirming disability, a letter confirming receipt of DLA/PIP or the standard blue badge for vehicles which depicts the disabled person’s name and identification. You can still take out membership via the internet or over the telephone on 01962 777960 but the “with carer” element will not be added to the membership card until proof has been seen at the Membership Office. You are only required to provide this proof once a year upon taking out or renewing your membership.
At what age does my child need a membership?
Children are allowed free entry into the zoo until they are three years old and as such they do not need a membership until this date. We do not register or record their details until they reach the age of three.
My child has reached the age of three and I am part way through my membership, what should I do?
Children must be paid for once they reach the age of three regardless of whether it’s a day entry ticket or an annual membership. If you wish to join your child as a junior member when they turn three, they can be added on a pro rata basis at a pro rata price to bring their membership expiry date in line with your own.
I have purchased a membership online, what do I do next?
If you have joined online you will receive a confirmation email with a temporary pass included. This temporary pass can be used for your first visit to the zoo, where we will take your photo and produce your membership card at the membership cabin.
Do I have to have my photograph on my membership card?
Yes, all members will have a photograph on their membership card. The photograph will be taken at the Membership Cabin on the member’s first visit and will avoid your card being used in error by another individual.
What should I do if I lose my card?
Please ensure you bring with you proof of address such as a drivers licence. Don’t worry, it’s only £2.50 for a replacement. Please call the membership team in order to replace your membership card.
Can friends and family members use my card to enter the zoo?
Unfortunately not. Memberships are sold on an individual basis and display your name and photograph. They are non-transferable and cannot be used by other individuals.
When will I know that my membership is due to expire?
About a month before your membership is due to expire we will post out a renewal notice with different payment options for you to choose from.
What if I have already paid for day entry and decide to become a member?
Just pop in and see us on your way out with your admission receipt and we will deduct your admission (excluding donation) off the membership price on a like for like basis. This can be done within 14 days of your visit by either returning the receipt to the Membership Cabin in person or with an application form by post. The receipt must be produced at the point of membership purchase as it cannot be refunded once membership has been taken out.
Junior Oryx Club
Don't forget if you're a junior annual member to attend our FREE Oryx Club which meets once a month in the Science & Learning centre in the zoo for fun, informative sessions around wildlife and conservation. The sessions book up very quickly so be sure to book well in advance!