The magic begins at Marwell...
It is the most wonderful time of the year and as Christmas approaches, Marwell Zoo has transformed into an enchanted winter wonderland for our much anticipated festive event.
To mark the seventh year of Christmas at Marwell, we have teamed up with new event theming specialists who have lovingly created magnificent fairytale scenes inside our Grade 1 listed manor house, Marwell Hall.
Children and adults alike will delight at glittering illuminated trees before stepping inside the winter wonderland to be transported to another world that will fill hearts with seasonal cheer.
The journey begins in the magical winter forest where guests can be warmed with a glass of mulled wine or blackcurrant and festive reindeer cookie before Mother Christmas will greet guests young and old into her fairy glen for an enchanting sensory reading of a tale inspired by The Nutcracker.
Families will then join the team of mischievous elves in their workshop where little ones will create their very own Christmas Eve plate to take home.
Finally the big man himself will be in his grotto granting wishes and giving a wonderful gift to each child before loved ones can pose to capture the perfect family photo as a lasting memory of the day.
The experience lasts around 60-80 minutes and is always hugely popular so booking well in advance is recommended.
For guests who book onto evening Christmas sessions from 4pm, entry to the zoo is not included but they will receive a return ticket from the elves on arrival at the Hall to return to visit again by 17 March 2018.
The event runs from Saturday, November 18 until Sunday, December 24.