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Isle of Wight Zoo

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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
+44 1983 403883
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Beautiful!

This is a truly amazing place which looks after animals so so well, I love and support everything... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hazel W
Lovely zoo

Haven’t been in a while but have been many times and always enjoyed the Isle Of Wight Zoo. Plenty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RhinoKellie
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The Isle of Wight Zoo is home to one of Britain's largest collection of tigers, 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 number of other animals also live there, including lemurs, jaguars and lions. Family friendly with disabled access throughout.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“lions and tigers” (114 reviews)
“white tiger” (75 reviews)
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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

This is a truly amazing place which looks after animals so so well, I love and support everything they do there. It is true that there aren't many big cats there anymore (bugs, monkeys, lemurs aplenty), however I personally would much rather they focus on...More

Thank Hazel W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been in a while but have been many times and always enjoyed the Isle Of Wight Zoo. Plenty to see and good ample parking!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Living on the island we have visited a lot of attractions and this one is a favourite, the zoo is small but perfect for a family day out with children, the kids have an excellent time and we all enjoy seeing the variety of animals...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am very sad to say that the zoo was very disappointing. It's appears very run down and needs a lot of tlc. Very minimal animals and lack of other activities e.g. Park or open areas. Lots of empty enclosures. Also had to pay to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this zoo as a child and had some very fond memories. The time had come for me to bring my children here in the hope they could have a slice of the not that this place once bought me. However after walking through the...More

Thank Scott T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner visited the Isle of Wight Zoo while staying on the island and we were not disappointed. Reasonable price to get in and we spent around 4-5 hours there. A member of there team does talk’s around the zoo about each animals....More

Thank Leah J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This zoo is not massive BUT it is very nicely set out and a decent variety of animals in very reasonable enclosures and all animals looked in great condition. I enjoyed the visit especially as the sun was shining and all animals out in view....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Zoo is extremely well looked after and whilst not big has plenty to look at. It focuses mainly on Big Cats and Lemurs. The restaurant is also very good and the Staff were very friendly.

Thank Bruce E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although this is a small zoo we found the animals to be very well looked after and in good shape too. All the staff were very friendly and well informed and the presentation of the stories of the animals and their history was nicely done....More

Thank Kevin F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been recommended to visit the zoo by a family member and were pleased we had done so. The zoo is right on the coast on the north side of Sandown. There is a huge pay and display car park so parking was easy....More

1  Thank Elizabeth S
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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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