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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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Took my young family here as i hadnt been in 20 years. So much fun and good learning about the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
It’s not big but it’s a lovely place for a visit!

Its a small zoo, focusing on animal rescue especially lions and tigers, but with meerkats, lemurs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Took my young family here as i hadnt been in 20 years. So much fun and good learning about the animals and P.L.U.T.O would advise everyone to go thr staff are great and patient with young children and seem eagre to talk and explain about...More

Thank Corby_Barley19852012
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its a small zoo, focusing on animal rescue especially lions and tigers, but with meerkats, lemurs, monkeys and much more there is enough to entertain everybody And certainly a good half day visit. There is also a good cafe serving food and Hot drinks, an...More

Thank Independent_Joe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with 3 other people, easy to find on the island and a lovely little place. Entry fee was expensive considering the size (just under £10 per person, took an hour to go around the whole zoo twice) but the enclosures were lovely and...More

Thank fin6y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice big cats and cute monkeys, the lemurs were inside because it was cold but we went inside to see them being fed.

Thank jlat95
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Went as a family group 15 to 80 plus. Everyone had a great time but it has to be saidbthat the talks from the entomologist Georgia really made the day for us all. This is not a massive zoo but the animals are well cared...More

Thank CityJohn
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We had a lovely day here despite the rain and wind. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. Animals very well looked after. Good talks about the monkeys and reptiles.

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I last visited 10 years ago and loved the animals, however on this visit I was very disappointed with the overall appearance of the zoo. The paths were very rough with large puddles (it had rained the day before) that you couldn't get round easily,...More

Thank wendyaw145
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We visited the zoo last Sunday as I just love animals. To be honest, I have mixed feelings on zoos in general, but was very impressed with this one. The animals are very well cared for and I was extremely impressed on their rescue programme...More

Thank Jenny N
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were pretty impressed with our visit to this zoo, over the years we have visited it on 2 other occasions. We knew that it wasn't a large zoo, but believe me it is one of the Best we have visited, it maybe small, but...More

Thank H W
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We have been to IoW zoo several times over the past 20years, It is at its best NOW! Some much has been done to bring it up to the glorious state we found it in this summer. I loved that there were staff on had...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 :)
4 June 2017|
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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