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Marwell Zoo

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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
+44 1962 777407
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Very good for seeing the animals but facilities good be better.

Very popular but the queues are well managed. We went to see the Lego Safari as both grandsons are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
A M
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Lego installation brilliant!

My daughter with special needs loved the lego animals and the real ones too, shame the lego tiger... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clown F
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Our 140-acre park is home to an incredible range of exotic and endangered species, in beautiful, landscaped surroundings. Just by visiting Marwell Zoo (owned and operated by conservation charity, Marwell Wildlife) you'll be making a big contribution to our projects to conserve species and habitats, both here in Hampshire and around the world. Look out for Lemur Loop, a new walkthrough exhibit opening summer 2017, plus, The Great Brick Safari: An Interactive Experience with LEGO® Bricks EXCLUSIVE to Marwell Zoo 1 Aug - 1 Oct. Our £15-£19 adult entry fee varies across the year and includes a voluntary donation of around 10%. Please check our website for full ticket prices.
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Thompsons Lane | South Downs National Park, Winchester SO21 1JH, England
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+44 1962 777407
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Reviewed yesterday

Very popular but the queues are well managed. We went to see the Lego Safari as both grandsons are Lego fanatics. We enjoyed finding them all and trying to guess how many bricks they contained. The various animals have plenty of room, so much so...More

Thank A M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter with special needs loved the lego animals and the real ones too, shame the lego tiger had a recorded growling sound as that almost put her off staying (she is very sensitive to noises). This place kept us busy all day, great gift...More

Thank Clown F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Spent a good 5 hrs at the zoo with our 3 year old granddaughter showing us around who with her mum has an annual pass as they live nearby. Even though it was a relatively cold day for September (gets windy here) my wife and...More

Thank tonycrick
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, tonycrick! Thank you for the five star review. It's great to hear that you had such a good day! Our catering team takes great pride in their freshly prepared ingredients, guest service and wealth of choice we offer. The price we charge is regularly...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited with my wife, teenage son and his friend. My first ever visit was in 1994, my second with my family was around 2006, so this visit really highlighted some of the changes that have taken place over the years. With a wide open entrance...More

Thank Alex J
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Alex J, it's amazing that you've got to see all the changes and improvements we've made at the zoo! We may have a slightly different approach in comparison to other zoos, our selection of species has been driven by the guest journey, priorities for...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I've been going to Marwell every year since I was a toddler, and it's a lovely day out every time I go, the tickets are a good price considering you get to see and do that many things. The best time to go is when...More

Thank verity_platt
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi verity_platt, thank you so much for your five star review! We're so glad you had a great time at Marwell and got to see our amazing animals on their best behaviour! We hope you come back to visit soon, maybe in 2018 when our...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

A lovely friendly zoo. There is a nice range of animals which were popular with the children and the zoo was not to big to get around. There were plenty of picnic areas and refreshment cafe's with reasonable prices. A lovely day out.More

Thank M34k51
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi M34k51, thank you for your review! So glad you enjoyed your day out with your granchildren. Our food is sourced locally and freshly prepared on the day with quality ingredients, so we're glad you enjoyed the refreshments! We hope to see you again soon,...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Marwell's still not the world's biggest zoo but the LEGO Safari is a nice way to extend your stay. We arrived at Marwell at about 10:15 and genuinely didn't leave till about 4 - not bad to say it closes at 5. We walked around...More

Thank James P
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi James P, it's great to hear you enjoyed the LEGO Safari! Thank you for your feedback regarding seating around the zoo. We are aware that improvements need to be made to our cafe, which involve increasing the covered capacity. This is something we are...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday 17 September, an annual trek with grandchild. The place is looking increasingly dog-eared and in need of refurbishment. Animals were a bit thin on the ground, not made up for by Lego exhibits. Highlights were big cats, giraffes and the Red Panda;...More

Thank th3h4ppy34t3r
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you th3h4ppy34t3r for visiting Marwell Zoo and sharing your thoughts on Trip Advisor. We have a rolling schedule of improvements to be made every year, most of which take time to complete. We are currently working on a new £7.8m Tropical House to open...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good place to take kids with lots of animals to see and friendly staff to make you feel welcome. The mongooses were fun, par cours experts with a touch of the grotesque as they chowed down on their supper of white mice. We liked the...More

Thank Sarah_Hampshire69
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sarah_Hampshire69, thanks for your five star review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your day out seeing our animals and thought our staff were friendly. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Marwell is a great place. The animals all look healthy and well looked after. Even in the school holidays the place didn't feel too busy. They had the Lego safari on when we went and that added an additional element that my boys loved. They...More

Thank Iain G
MarwellManager, Manager at Marwell Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Iain G, thank you for writing us a review after your visit. We’re pleased you had a great day seeing all our animals and it’s wonderful to hear your boys enjoyed completing The Great Brick Safari with their free spotter’s guide. We hope to...More

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ExeterMaggie
21 August 2017|
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Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
We paid £57.22 for two adults over 60 and two children. They quote two prices on their website one with a donation which is about another £5 so if you do not wish to pay this so tell them at the entrance as they will charge... More
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Wonderwoman1012
16 October 2016|
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Response from MarwellManager | Property representative |
Dear Wonderwoman1012, We encourage guests to spend at least 4-5 hours at the zoo to take in all the animals we have. A list of top tips are available on our website to make the most of your day with us. We do have a... More
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