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Isle of Wight Zoo

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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 days ago
Jane W
via mobile
A lovely zoo

I have not been for years! It is a lovely little zoo, but looks tired from the outside. Don’t be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SussexMum78
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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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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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
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+44 1983 403883
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank SussexMum78
Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank 846ChristineW
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank PhilipBaylay
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank knocker242
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A small but wonderful place to visit with our two young children. The size made it more manageable than sprawling zoos, and we had great encounters with all the animals who were very active! The lions treated us to repeated roaring episodes, and the tigers...More

Thank NBL83
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear NBL83 Thank you so much for your five star review. We are so pleased that you found our zoo to be entertaining both at an adult and child level. With regards to our parking charges. We are incredibly fortunate to have use of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this zoo. The big cats are just amazing. Got so close to them, watching feeding, watching obstacles put out with hidden food for them.More

Thank reedyrosepipe
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear reedyrosepipe Thank you so much for your five star review! Sounds like you joined us for some of our daily animal enrichment and we are so pleased you enjoyed watching the cats. WE have a wide and varied animal enrichment programme which is always...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the zoo on a very cool wet day, but were able to see the animals thanks to the very friendly staff who showed us the Lamars inside their warm quarters. The rain eased and we saw the Lions and Tigers being given treats...More

Thank Colin S
IsleofWightZoo, Business Support at Isle of Wight Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Colin S Thank you so much for you five star review! We are so pleased you were able to have an enjoyable day even in the rain. WE look forward to your next visit, and hope that the sun behaves itself next time! Warm...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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gloriacoppard
5 June 2017|
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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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