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Glow Marwell

24 Nov 2023 - 30 Dec 2023

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Address: Marwell Wildlife, Thompsons Lane, Winchester SO21 1JH
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The magical Christmas lights experience; Glow Marwell returns with double the sparkle! This year’s theme is an enchanted nature trail featuring brand new illuminations and immersive displays using more than 500,000 lights in a rainbow of colours.

Venture through a 36 metre multicoloured light tunnel, gaze in wonder at a towering Enchanted Tree with fluttering butterflies, wander through colourful clouds projected overhead and meet some new animals brought to life in a magical Glow Forest. Family favourites such as a fun-filled LED playground and light-up stepping stones, snow machines and the magical Wishing Tree will return.

Christmas food cabins will delight guests with delicious winter warming treats on offer, including mulled wine and the chance to huddle around our fire pits to toast marshmallows.

New for this year, Father Christmas will spread some seasonal cheer in his festive grotto (on selected dates, subject to availability). Guests can simply turn up and pay for Father Christmas on the day. Tickets cost £10 per child (0-17) and include a gift.

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Two Quiet Glow evenings specifically aimed at guests who would prefer to experience the magic of Glow Marwell at a more relaxed pace.

Quiet nights will be on Monday 4th of December and Monday 11th of December 2023. Marwell will reduce the volume of the music around the event and reduce capacity so guests can enjoy a calmer and less crowded environment.

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24th of November – 30th of December

Glow Marwell lights event runs from 4pm until 8pm with last entry at 6pm.

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Adult £19.00
Child £15.00
Member Adult £17.00
Member Child £13.00

Carers and Under 3s are free. A ticket to Glow Marwell includes free access to the zoo from 1pm until 4pm.

Father Christmas

Father Christmas is coming to Marwell on the 2nd, 3rd, 9th, and 10th of December, and every day from Saturday 16th December to Saturday 23rd December.

He will be in his festive woodland cabin between 1pm and 3.30pm and 4.30pm and 6pm subject to availability. Tickets for Father Christmas must be purchased on the night at his cabin and cannot be booked online in advance.

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A range of services and facilities are available to make Marwell Zoo as enjoyable and as accessible as possible for everyone. View Marwell’s Accessability Statement here.