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Isle of Wight Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Despite the Weather

It was blowing a gale and raining but the animals did not appear to mind. A very relaxed zoo with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
U8696YHpaulg
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Petersfield
Seaside Zoo

Wow I didn't expect to see the Lion posing majestically on the top of the rock . He didn't look... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jane W
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The Isle of Wight Zoo is home to a large collection of big cats many of whom are rescue animals. With several superb new enclosures modeled on natural tiger habitats in India, the zoo is a fantastic place to see these wonderful animals relaxing. A...more
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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went around in about an hour not many animals but the tigers where great rescued from Spain, I fully understand it was December but maybe they should not charge as much, the outside looked very tired and run downMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rosiepink5
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rosiepink5 Sorry to hear that you thought we looked a bit run down. The weather this week has not been it's best but the sun is out now and the animals are always here. This time of year our visitors get the very most...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

excellent zoo for the island beautiful animals wonderful food and picnic area, lovely staff and a good family environment

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank emmawot
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear emmawot Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We are so pleased you felt we had a good family environment. We certainly hope to see you again soon! Warm regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was blowing a gale and raining but the animals did not appear to mind. A very relaxed zoo with plenty to see and do, even for the 'oldies' Not the first time we have visited but still a pleasure to visitMore

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank U8696YHpaulg
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear U8696YHpaulg Thankyou so much for your four star review. We are so pleased you ventured out to see us despite the weather. We are open all year round (except Christmas Day) and we do have some fun festive activities on during December - including...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow I didn't expect to see the Lion posing majestically on the top of the rock . He didn't look real , but his roar and yawn soon confirmed he was. Lovely informative talk as we walked around including fun time with the Tigers playing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jane W
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jane W Thank you so much for your four star review! We are very pleased you fell for our beautiful Casper - he sure is a handsome man and we are incredibly lucky to have him with us. The pumpkins have certainly been a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A credit to all who work at the zoo. The animals are happy and content, as are the staff. Facilities are good. Recommended to all and a great place to support for all the work they do for the animals.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Seaside33180503559
IsleofWightZoo, Business SUpport at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Seaside33180503559 Thanks you so much for your five star review, and your recommendation to others. We rely on visitors to the zoo, and every penny spent on admissions goes towards the running of it. Please come see us again soon! War regards

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been for years! It is a lovely little zoo, but looks tired from the outside. Don’t be put off, pop in for a visit. We paid gift aid price as it means they get more 25% of the whole ticket price on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SussexMum78
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear SussexMum78 Thank you for your four star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your trip to the zoo and your children had a good time. If you would like to do some fundraising for us - please get in touch; every penny counts and...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited this charming little zoo because we knew that 5 tigers had been rescued from a travelling circus in Spain where they had been kept in appaling conditions, normally solitary animals, cramped togethger in a squalid building. Three females and two males had been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 846ChristineW
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 846ChristineW Thank you so much for your five stare review! We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and had the opportunity to take in our historic side too! We absolutely want to continue to provide shelter for animals, and your support along with...More

Reviewed 8 November 2018

The talks are wonderful and make up for the small size of the zoo. Passionate keepers who are really engaged with their animals. Facilities are a little basic but the experience is well worthwhile.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PhilipBaylay
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear PhilipBayley Thanks so much for your five star review. We are so pleased you found our animal carers engaging and passionate; they certainly are a credit to our zoo. Warm regards

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

The Zoo is small in size but has such a wonderful feel. The work that they do is a really good education. All the animals feel really happy and looked after well. A great experience was had by all of us.More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank leehM3650ES
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lee H Thank you so much for your five star review. We are so pleased you had a great time and learned a lot. Above all we are happy to hear that you could see our animals were happy and well looked after. This...More

Reviewed 5 November 2018

This was absolutely great! Caz was so knowledgeable and very obviously passionate about all the big cats in her care. Never thought I'd ever get to brush a tiger with a long handled washing-up brush (through the bars by the way!) Many of the big...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank knocker242
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear knocker242 Thank you so much for your five star review. It sounds like you had an amazing time and we certainly feel fortunate to be able to provide these experiences for those booking them. We are incredibly fortunate to be able to offer these...More

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helen r
16 October 2017|
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Response from gareth m | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is, but the hours are different, I think they open 11-3pm between 1st Nov - 9th Feb by the looks of their web site. hope this helps :)
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Response from kimberley0809 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed unless guide dogs as it can upset the animals. And if I remember rightly it was just over £10 per adult child was £7 I think. You can see online
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