Limited spaces available. enrol today for september 2019 & 2020

All about Marwell Zoo.

Our Kids Love Nature Kindergarten at Marwell Zoo is based at the former Tree Tops restaurant overlooking 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 will be 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

 Additional information:

  • Ages 2 - 5 years

  • Opening Hours 7.45am - 5pm with a commuter hour from 5pm - 6pm, 51 weeks of the year. Morning, afternoon and full day places are available. We have a limited number of term-time places (please contact us for current availability).

  • Full day from 7.45am - 5pm costs £50 (commuter hour an additional £7). 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 £35

  • Afternoon session from 1pm - 5pm costs £25

  • Registration Fee £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 available

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CONTACT marwell zoo

For more information, please contact the Kids Love Nature Kindergarten at Marwell Zoo:

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)