Limited Spaces Available Now & For September 2019. Visits Welcomed.

Welcome to Marwell Zoo.

If you are looking to give your child the kind of memories in early years that dreams are made of, our Kindergarten at Marwell Zoo won’t disappoint. This wonderful, friendly and loving space has everything we would expect for an outstanding nursery, and it overlooks the penguin and giraffe enclosures. Accessed through a private entrance via the overflow car park, it features two large classrooms - both with children’s kitchens, a sleep room, nature room, music room, parent room, large grown-up kitchen and dining hall.

Outside the one-and-a-half acre secure outdoor play area, there's a large vegetable garden, a supersized sand pit, dens, climbing equipment and access to a private woodland. The Kids Love Nature experience is completed by Marwell Zoo’s Education Team, who provide twice-daily Mini-Zoologists Explorer Sessions in all areas of the zoo, as well as lessons at the Learning Centre with live reptiles, mammals and insects.

Activities at Marwell are as enriching as they are environmentally conscious. Lessons with live reptiles, mammals and insects, following wet weather trails, and daily explorer sessions to visit and learn about the animals are just a few of the activities that are on offer at this exciting outdoor kindergarten.

“We are extremely happy with the care and support this nursery has provided our child. We found the approach and ethos this nursery has is different from the norm, however, exceeds every expectation! We were quickly confident in their approach to nurturing and developing children and we believe this approach gave our child the most solid platform to excel at school.”

Hayley, Parent

Things to know:

  • The Kids Love Nature Kindergarten is designed for children aged 2 - 5 years

  • Our opening hours are 7.45am - 5pm with a commuter hour from 5pm - 6pm, 51 weeks of the year. Morning, afternoon and full day places are currently available.

    Fees September 2019 to Aug 2020

  • A Full day from 7.45am - 5pm is £52 (commuter hour an additional £7.50). Includes organic lunch and snacks, nature school sessions in the woodland, mini zoologist sessions, cooking sessions and relaxation sessions

  • Morning session from 7.45 - 1pm costs £36

  • Afternoon session from 1pm - 5pm costs £26

  • Registration Fee is £50

  • Holiday spaces are available for 4 - 8 year olds (school age) from 9am to 4pm and cost £40 per day or £180 for a full week.

  • 2, 3 and 4 year-old funding is available

We always think it’s best to meet people interested in the kindergarten as everyone has unique needs and our team are very experienced in working with busy families. In the first instance, simply contact us to book in a tour so you can see for yourself if this is the place for you and your child.




If you would like to chat about your childcare needs, you can call us

(sometimes we are a little busy, but we’ll call you back if you leave a message) :

Telephone: 01962-777403 

Address: Kids Love Nature Kindergarten at Marwell Zoo, Thompson's Lane,

Colden Common, Winchester, SO21 1JH

(Private entrance via the overflow car park at Marwell Zoo)