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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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Went to the zoo with our young son

My mum and her partner got tickets for us for Christmas and we all went together. Being winter it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Helenkm18
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Lovely small zoo

A lovely small Zoo with friendly staff. There were lots of works being carried out and the plans... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
KT81KAH
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Bishops Stortford, 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.
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  • Poor6%
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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My mum and her partner got tickets for us for Christmas and we all went together. Being winter it was fairly chilly so we all wrapped up warm. I had been to the zoo many times as a Child and have to say I enjoyed...More

Thank Helenkm18
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A lovely small Zoo with friendly staff. There were lots of works being carried out and the plans they have are excellent. The range of animals are very good, especially the Lions!!! Tea shop was reasonably priced as was the gift shpp

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit for the big cats alone,this is a small zoo but very well run,You can spend a few hours looking at the animals and even feed them in some cases.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are islanders and as it was a bright Sunday our 6 year old suggested we go to the zoo. Having parted with around £25 we walked in to a building site. We spent just under an hour there and left. By all means do...More

2  Thank Jo B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have to visit the zoo wherever we stay as my little boy is animal crazy. we really enjoyed our visit whilst spending a week on the island . The tickets where more than reasonable and u could use them again so even better value if...More

1  Thank fran h
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in January, it was cold and raining, but everyone was so cute and friendly, it didn't ruin our day at all. The zoo is little but has lots of animals and our children loved it, 2 under 3 and 2 over 13. Can...More

1  Thank Hobbsmumof3
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and my partner visited here for our anniversary as I adore big cats (especially tigers). The tour around learning about where each big cat actually came from and it's background was so interesting (I already know lots about big cats so this part interested...More

1  Thank 226crystal
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit a wonderful friendly welcome from the keeper who was manning the front desk due to staff shortage. Wet and windy day buy hey!! It didnt matter a hoot, keepers were doing a great job with shows and information. Keepers only too...More

2  Thank fluffyduck51
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Superb small family zoo whose staff care passionately about the animals. Special thanks to Caz who so enthusiastically gave the "Big Cat" talk yesterday. Even on a chilly January afternoon it was a delight to hear all the tales of these beautiful animals that have...More

1  Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed 14 December 2017 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

1  Thank Corby_Barley19852012
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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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