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Isle of Wight Zoo

#2 of 15 things to do in Sandown Features Animals
Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
+44 1983 403883
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Casper the Lion

We had a lovely day at this small and understated zoo by the beach. We were very lucky to have a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kent, United Kingdom
Day out

Really enjoyed the talks very informative and learnt a few extra facts about the animals. We found... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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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.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
+44 1983 403883
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a lovely day at this small and understated zoo by the beach. We were very lucky to have a chat with one of staff who explained about our concerns around one of the cages looking a bit small for one of the tigers....More

Thank poppyliciouse
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed the talks very informative and learnt a few extra facts about the animals. We found an injured bird 🐦 on the way there and they kindly took it in. All staff are very friendly and we really enjoyed our visit, highly recommended.

Thank Andrea H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my husband took our one year old daughter. It's big enough for her to run around free, but small enough for us to not feel like we were going to loose her and she could easily spot the animals and they were pretty...More

Thank Emiromi
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pay for parking plus entrance but then go back in for £1, talks by keepers worth listening to, will take half day as quite small, big cats impressive.

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited the Zoo on a particularly hot June afternoon where some of the animals were quite understandably resting, however they did put in an appearance for us, showing as much interest in our presence as our enjoyment of seeing them! The...More

Thank tony s
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a good time although the animals weren't very active, when we were there. What we did see was excellent.

Thank AnnH59
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very few animals to be seen, those that were there were lethargic and didn't seem interested in people. I am glad they are doing a good job for conservation but that does not make them a good visitor attraction.

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited the Isle of Wight zoo and just have to say what a great place to see Tigers and Lions up close. The tours are well worth going on and our guide Kerry spoke enthusiastically about the animals. It seemed all the staff...More

Thank tigerlilly14
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great to hear about how this zoo is helping at rescue, whereas some years ago was involved in breading, but time waits for no one... Everything changes, and so this zoo has had to. Making it still a loverly day out, thank you to all...More

Thank Blindbeekeeper
Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to go to Sandown zoo when I was a kid (dinosaurs still roamed the earth). Then it was quaint now it is important, particularly with their programme of conservation, breeding and saving animals from those who care little for them. It needs money...More

Thank shaun t
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are dogs allowed in the zoo and what are the ticket prices
4 June 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
hi, is there a reduction for islanders please?
4 February 2017|
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Response from Sara L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes there is a reduction for islanders but you have to take proof with you