Marwell Zoo Tickets: How to buy, Prices and Schedules 2023

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Marwell Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2023

Marwell Zoo Prices are the first things, you should check when you’re planning a visit to the zoo.

The Marwell Zoo is home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals all within a beautiful, landscaped 140-acre park. 

Take a stroll around the outdoor attraction with friends and family and enjoy the fresh air while spotting their animal stars which include – Rothchild’s giraffes, white rhinos, Amur tigers, Humboldt penguins, red pandas, snow leopards, and all three species of zebra (to name a few)!

Many Marwell Zoo animals (creatures) are in threat of extinction, so a trip to the Marwell Zoo is a good way to get close up to them and learn the importance of caring for nature.

Visiting a Marwell Zoo is a perfect plan to do in Winchester with your family and spend a day outdoors and escape for a few hours from the asphalt jungle of Winchester. I’ll tell you how to get Marwell Zoo tickets and a lot more!

Marwell Zoo Prices

Marwell Zoo Tickets Prices 2023

Spanning 140 acres and home to hundreds of exotic and endangered animals, Marwell Zoo has numerous innovative, forward-thinking exhibits designed to engage visitors in the surroundings of different regions from different parts of the world.

See the current Marwell Zoo prices for tickets and admission –

Winter Season

Adult Aged 17 – 59 years £19.00 £17.09
Child Aged 3 -16 years £15.50 £13.94
Infant Aged 2 and under FREE FREE
Concession Senior 60+ £15.00 £13.49
Student Student with valid student card £15.00 £13.49
Marwell Zoo Members FREE n/a

Summer Season

Day Ticket Prices (1 April 2023 to 31 October 2023)

Adult Aged 17 – 59 years £26.00 £23.38
Child Aged 3 -16 years £22.00 £19.78
Infant Aged 2 and under FREE FREE
Concession Senior 60+ £15.00 £13.49
Student Student with valid student card £15.00 £13.49
Marwell Zoo Members FREE n/a

Also read: Chester Zoo Prices & Membership Guide

Marwell Zoo Membership Prices and Packages

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

Below are the fees for various annual memberships at the zoo –  

Membership Type Price
Adult Membership
Aged 17 – 59 years
Child Membership
Aged 3 – 16 years inclusive
Kids 2 and under
Senior 60+   £57.00
Student with valid Student Card £57.00

Marwell Zoo annual pass Benefits

  • Unlimited Entry 363 days a year!
  • 10% off day tickets for family & friends
  • Discounts in the gift shop & cafes
  • Free entry to a range of other UK zoos
  • Exclusive early morning access

To become a member, visit their website, choose the number of memberships you require, and purchase online using our quick booking process.

All membership orders are processed within four days. They will also email your membership number(s) enabling you to pre-book your visit. 

Also read: Edinburgh Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2023

Marwell Zoo Parking 2023

Marwell Zoo Parking is FREE in our large car park just a stone’s throw from admissions. Please don’t leave any animals in your car though. When we find pets in cars we contact the police.

If you possibly can, please leave your car at home and take 

Parking is at a premium when it’s particularly busy such as on sunny bank holidays. Please check our home page and read our busy day top tips.

About Marwell Zoo & its Animals

Marwell Zoo is a 140-acre (57 ha) zoo situated in Colden Common near Winchester, in the English county of Hampshire.

Owned and run by the registered charity Marwell Wildlife, it is home to 1,208 animals of 149 species.

The zoo was founded by Dr John Knowles, opening in 1972.

The zoo’s exhibits include –

  • 219 mammals of 59 species including tamarins, meerkats, leopards, Amur tigers
  • 181 birds of 37 species including rheas, ibis, and flamingoes
  • More than 50 reptiles of 17 species of tortoises.
  • Over 11 amphibians of 3 species including poison dart frogs
  • More than 26 fish of 19 species.
  • More than 720 invertebrates of 14 species including leaf cutter ants. 

Also read: Banham Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2023

Marwell Zoo Map — Latest

Navigate your way around Marwell Zoo with our downloadable theme park map, or pick up a copy when you visit. 

Marwell Zoo Map

We recommend bringing a Marwell Zoo Map with you so that you can view all of its exhibits, animals and attraction.

Also read: Colchester Zoo Prices & Opening Times 2023

Marwell Zoo Bookings

To book your tickets, visit the official website.  

If you’re looking to book a group visit for 50 people or more, please email 

Marwell Zoo Opening Times 2023


Marwell Zoo Contact Numbers

General Enquiries

Call on 01962 777407 or email 

Education Enquiries

Call on 01962 777970 or email 

Marwell Zoo Reviews and Feedback

If you have a comment on your visit to the zoo, contact them via email: 

Please include your booking reference, name, and email address used to make the booking.

Useful tips to visit the Marwell Zoo

  • Always book your tickets online in advance and confirm it.
  • Never feed the zoo animals without permission.
  • Download the Marwell Zoo map to your phone or print it so you can easily guide the zoo from place to place.
  • Don’t touch the plants, flowers, or trees.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Dress appropriately and comfortably according to the season you are visiting.
  • Bring snacks with you to eat inside the zoo.
  • Carry your own bottle.

Marwell Zoo FAQs

What time are Marwell tickets released?

Tickets are available to book online at around 1 pm each day valid for the same afternoon visit anytime from 2 pm until 5 pm, with the last entry at 4 pm. 

Do you have to pay for parking at Marwell Zoo?

Absolutely! The car park is completely free.

How long does Marwell Zoo take?

With 140 acres of beautiful parkland to explore, you’ll need to allow 4-5 hours for your visit.

Is Marwell Zoo App is available?

Yes! The Marwell Zoo app, for Android and iOS, is a fun accompaniment to your day out at the zoo giving location-based information about our animals, a quiz, sound effects, an audio tour, listings for our daily talks and a map.


Every visit to Marwell Zoo is unique and unpredictable- you never know what you’ll see or how you might connect with the animals. Marwell Zoo fosters community and creates an inviting culture for all to enjoy.

Planning a full-day fun trip in a learning environment, do visit Phoenix Zoo.


    1. Marwell operates a policy of no refunds or exchanges for tickets bought at admissions, booked online, or by telephone. Tickets are valid only for the date they are booked and cannot be transferred to another date. Marwell cannot refund tickets for the reason of adverse weather conditions.

    1. If you’d like to hand feed our giraffes then this face to face experience is definitely for you. This one to one experience will give you a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes and hand feed our amazing giraffes whilst our trained staff look after you and share their passion for these captivating animals.

  1. For my first time and even a day out as a date day it’s worth it, other children around were loving their experience and for certain animals they can come quite close to the outing of their enclosure which was nice to see. I really enjoyed my day and got the 5 hours worth it. Was raining but it didn’t ruin it for us.

  2. Fun day out with my daughter for her 4th birthday, plenty of toilets and picnic areas and plenty of space to let a child run off energy, I was very impressed with the free water bottle refill stations around the park and the food prices were reasonable so reasonable in fact next time we visit I probably will not pack a picnic but visit the cafe. Excellent day out!

  3. I visited the zoo yesterday and I was very disappointed, there are so few animals it’s a joke, the enclosures are overgrown and look neglected, When my children were small we purchased annual tickets but after yesterdays visit I won’t bother going back

  4. Great day out! Fabulous with all the dinosaurs all around. Friendly staff and easy access areas.

    Can be expensive and busy.

  5. An interesting collection of animals and birds. There are walkthrough areas and a tropical house.

    However, this is a very popular place for parents with young children and the cafe is packed at lunch time so bring your own packed lunch as you are unlikely to find any seating, particularly if the weather is cool.

    Good shop near the entrance with a small cafe, good for coffee and snacks.


  7. £25 per person would be fine if they had more of one animal lot of empty pens and a lot of Lego probably more than Lego land which is a shame we heard lot of people saying same thing why so much Lego not enough real animals. Also gift shop very expensive medium size soft tiger £46 . The grounds are lovely but it is meant to be a zoo . More animals please less Lego .

  8. What a great day out with the whole family weather was great staff friendly. The kids lunch box value for money.

  9. Brilliant zoo. We saw the animals receiving their food and just about got to see everything we aimed to see.
    We would definitely recommend a visit

  10. Great Faimly day out with Grandchildren they had a ball. Loved looking at all the animals and finding the Lego ones too.
    We had a problem with our buggy a flat tyre and one of your members of staff Dylan was extremely helpful, a great ambassador for Marwell.

  11. Visited MArwell Zoo today and I have to say that disappointing was an understatement.

    There are so few animals there, that I am surprised that they need to number of staff that seemed to be milling about.

  12. What a lovely zoo. Big, open spaces. Really lovely animals. Nice places to get food and snacks from. Lots of parking and easy to get round. Great day out.

  13. the variety of animals was great loved the penguins and meerkats
    staff were very helpfull and knowledgable
    the service at the cafe was brill the lady who served us was really nice
    we had great meal at very reasonable price

  14. It was a great walk inside the Marwell Zoo with my kids. The animals are provided with almost same kind of natural habitat. every part of the zoo were just fantastic.
    There is a road train that takes around us the zoo with a very reasonable price per person.
    There are plenty of cafe and restrooms available inside the zoo area.

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