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Isle of Wight Zoo

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Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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We popped in and spent a leisurely couple of hours watching the big cats, learning about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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Stunning animals despite poor weather

I had a photography course at the Zoo with Capture Perfect. The course was excellent but the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sandown, 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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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
+44 1983 403883
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Reviewed today

We stayed on the Isle of Wight for the last weekend of July and we had no plan to visit this zoo. I am a vet. and usually, hate zoos. But, the other couple staying at the wonderful B&B where we were staying, said at...More

Thank Peggy j
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in and spent a leisurely couple of hours watching the big cats, learning about the lemurs, and being entertained by spider monkeys. The tour talk revealed the important work the zoo is doing as an animal rescue centre, as well as the appalling...More

Thank JChurch83
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had a photography course at the Zoo with Capture Perfect. The course was excellent but the weather was very poor, raining on and off all day. The lions and tigers were very impressive as were the playful meerkats. In better weather this is a...More

Thank SallyP57
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The zoo was in walking distance from our hotel. The weather was lovely and we had a pleasant walk. Entrance fee reasonable priced at £13.00 and carers go in free. There was plenty to see and do for all ages. The children not with us...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Myself and my partner visited your zoo on Tuesday 9th October and seeing the animals was lovely and you all doing great work but as I use a wheelchair to get around any distance due to mobility issues we found the paths around the zoo...More

Thank kent1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let’s be frank about the zoo. It is still maturing and clearly wants to play a bigger part in the world of conservationist zoos. And it does seem to be both doing this but also educating us the visitors, well done. We visited as mere...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined the Big Cat tour which was excellent, and were so impressed with how much the keepers care about the animals. The talks are well worth going on and we also joined one on Meercats. Great fun.

Thank celloconcert
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent visit. The talks were very good indeed. We had the thrill of seeing tigers close to and in particular playing in the water. The Zoo is doing a really good jhob at caring for animals and the environment.

1  Thank Nigel F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed that we had to pay £3 for car park and then admission fee to the zoo which was expensive. However, we spent three hours there and interested to see the rescued tigers looking so well and happy. Followed the guide around the zoo and...More

Thank MoCoWestSussex
Reviewed 1 week ago

The TV in our hotel room was showing a story of tigers which had been rescued from performing at circuses in Spain and were now enjoying life at this zoo. An information leaflet gave the closing time as 5.30pm but we arrived in plenty of...More

Thank kenp31
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helen r
October 16, 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 :)
June 4, 2017|
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June 4, 2017|
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