Marwell Zoo

Wildlife Park in Winchester

Marwell Zoo
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Located just five miles southeast of Winchester, near the charming village of Owslebury, Marwell Zoo is a must-visit destination for wildlife enthusiasts and families. Spanning 140 acres of picturesque Hampshire countryside, this renowned zoo is home to over 1,200 animals from 135 different species. Notably, Marwell Zoo has earned recognition for its conservation efforts, successfully aiding endangered species like white rhinos, oryx, and zebras.

The zoo offers a range of educational themed areas to explore, such as Into Africa, the World of Lemurs, and Penguin Cove. Recently, they introduced Wild Explorers, an exciting safari-inspired experience that allows visitors to observe animals from elevated boardwalks, providing unrestricted views.

Don’t miss the opportunity to take a ride on the zoo’s miniature scenic railway, a delightful 15-minute journey passing by various animal enclosures, including pygmy hippos, rhinos, and flamingos. On-site, you’ll find a restaurant, as well as conveniently located snack kiosks and picnic facilities for a delightful dining experience.

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Visiting Marwell Zoo


10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Adults £26

Address: Marwell Zoo, Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, UK
Duration: 20 minutes

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