Marwell Zoo


Situated in the Winchester countryside, just three miles from the M3, Marwell Zoo is the perfect place to visit when looking for things to do with kids in Hampshire. The 140-acre wildlife park is home to hundreds of animals, from endangered Amur tigers, snow leopards and white rhinos to giraffes, gibbons and penguins – you’re in for a wild time!
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Access Card Notes

Access Card accepted as proof of access requirements.

Contact details

Marwell Zoo Thompson's Lane, Colden Common, Winchester, South East, SO21 1JH
Phone: 01962 777407

Standing and Queueing

Queuing can be tricky for those with additional needs – please let a member of our team know if you need assistance on arrival and we will do what we can to ensure your entry to the zoo is as quick as possible.

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
A limited number of FREE manual wheelchairs are available for hire. Our wheelchairs are generic manual wheelchairs intended for limited light use, they can be self-propelled but please do make use of the free carer option so that someone can be there to assist you when needed.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
All 5 of our toilet blocks have an accessible cubicle. There is also an accessible cubicle located in our gift shop. Please ask a member of staff if you need to obtain access.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs
Assistance dogs are welcome, although, access is restricted in a few areas due to the sensitive nature of our animals. Please note we do not accept assistance dogs and puppies in training.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
One FREE carer will be admitted with one paying guest with accessibility needs (See all Ticket Prices). As proof, we will accept Compass cards, i-go cards, letters from Disability Support Services, Personal Independence Payment (PIP) letters, appropriate Travel / Leisure Cards, and blue badges (although these should be left in your vehicle). Don't worry if you do not have any of the above, please contact us ahead of your visit for advice.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
For guests with visual impairments we recommend downloading our sensory trail mp3. This guide will point you to the enclosures which are the most useful to someone who wants a sensory experience, e.g. someone who is visually impaired. It mentions the sounds, smells and environments you may encounter on your visit.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
Hearing loops are available at the admissions area, reception and in our gift shop. Please let us know if you find they are not working.
2 rhinos eating grass
tiger resting in tree