Annual Membership at Marwell

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Become a member of Marwell Wildlife and enjoy unlimited entry to the zoo plus a whole host of other benefits.     

Buy & Renew

All Members get the following benefits.

  • Unlimited Entry to Marwell Zoo 363 days a year!140 acres to explore, 5 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.  *One entry per year subject to their terms and conditions and a valid membership card

  • Online subscription to Marwell News
    Packed with features, park updates and event information

  • Exclusive and discounted events
    Plus Early Bird offers on our sell-out Christmas event
  • Discount off the published admission price for Friends & Family 
  • Discounts in our shop and cafés
  • Fast track entry
    Avoid queues by using the Member's gate during busy times of year.
  • Wild Explorer Club
    Membership to the Wild Explorer club for junior members; including club meetings, badge and lanyard pack full of information.
  • More time in the park
    Members entry is up to one hour before zoo closing

Annual Membership prices

Annual membership offers fantastic value for all ages - and don't forget that children under 3 always enter Marwell for free.

Marwell Zoo - Annual Member Prices
Membership TypePrice
Adult Membership
Aged 17 - 59 years
£60.00
Child Membership
Aged 3 - 16 years inclusive
£40.00
Infant
Aged 0 - 2 years
Free
Concession
Senior 60+ or student with valid NUS card.
£50.00
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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

How to Join (or buy a Gift Membership)

Joining us as an annual member is simple. You can buy online (for you or as a gift) today, email us or call our team on 01962 777960.

If you have visited in the last two weeks and would like to upgrade day tickets to membership please contact the membership team.

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Membership Online

Buy or renew Membership online now and visit Marwell today (with your confirmation email).

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Questions?

Contact our team by Email or call 01962 777960.

Great support for disabled access

We thought it was brilliant, great support for disabled access, animals looked well looked after, clean, set in lovely countryside, good signage, lots of interesting info about the animals, lots of places to get refreshments, we'll definitely come again Tina Lee, 4th January 2017

Wild Explorers

Become a “Wild Explorer

Each junior member is invited to collect a welcome pack from the membership cabin, chock full of trails; animal facts; activities and games. 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! 

Pick up your pack from the membership cabin now!

The next Wild Explorer Club meetings:

Family Members’ Day – 19 March

A day of activities for the whole family to enjoy

Around the world. Help us celebrate some of the world’s different habitats from tropical rainforests to wildflower meadows, through art, practical activities, and hands-on discovery sessions around the zoo.

Drop into the ‘art studio’ at the Education Centre anytime between 10:30 and 3pm for a chance to create a bit of tropical art that we will display on the hoardings around the tropical house development while it is being built!

Tropical rain forest sessions:

Get inspired for your tropical art and find out about what it is like in a rainforest and about some of the animals that live there. This session includes the opportunity to meet one of our smaller live animals. You need to book onto one of these sessions by contacting the membership team:  membership@marwell.org.uk

Times available: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 – please let us know who will be coming with you as we have a maximum capacity of 30 per session.

Wild Seed sowing:

Come and help us sow wild seeds in the secret garden behind Marwell Hall. Drop in sessions 11-12:30 and again at 2:30-3:30

If you are coming to the member’s day, but not booking a tropical rainforest session, please drop us an email to let us know so we have an idea of numbers:  membership@marwell.org.uk

Eggs-traordinary Builders – 23 April.

Sessions at 10:30 - 12:30 or 14:00 -16:00

Specially for our Zebra Scouts (4-8 years)

Many birds build nests, but why? Explore this and other wonderful ways of birds. Discover if you are a master builder with our egg and nest building challenge!

Weird and Wonderful Nature –21 May

Sessions at 10:30 - 12:30 or 14:00 -16:00 

Specially for our Rhino Rangers (9-12 years)

Have you ever wondered why a giraffe’s tongue is black? Join us to discover the weird and wonderful ways nature is adapted to its environment. Find out if you have what it takes to create your own awesomely adapted animal!

Lively Lemurs – 18 June

Sessions at 10:30 - 12:30 or 14:00 - 16:00 

Specially for our Zebra Scouts (4-8 years)

To celebrate our new lemur walkthrough this summer, join us to find out all about these amazing primates. Can you leap like a lemur? 

Lively Lemurs – 16 July

Sessions at 10:30 - 12:30 or 14:00 - 16:00 

Specially for our Rhino Rangers (9-12 years)

To celebrate our new lemur walkthrough, join us to find out all about this large group of amazing primates and how they came to be so different.

Family Member’s Day – 3 September

Put this date in your diary – more details soon. 

How to book:

Bookings should be made by 10am on the Friday before each meeting. All you need to do is email membership@marwell.org.uk 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 membership@marwell.org.uk if your child is unable to attend so that we can re-assign their space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members Corner

Marwell News Magazine 

Browse the latest editions of Marwell News, our in-house magazine. 

Members offer

Any hot drink for £1 on production of a valid membership card.

  • Offer available Monday to Friday excluding school holiday periods. 
  • Fair usage will be applied.
  • Deluxe hot chocolate is excluded from this offer.
  • Offer valid until 8 April 2017

 

 

Terms and FAQs

Here we have answered the common questions about Membership - both before and after you've joined.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wild Explorers' Club

Don't forget if you're a junior annual member to attend our FREE Wild Explorers' club 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!

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.

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.

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.