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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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Great day I love it

If you are the type of person who want bells and whistles from a zoo and not the care and welfare... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Folkestone, United Kingdom
This is a con..This is not a Zoo

five of us went costing |£58.00 included donation. We had completed the walk in 20 mins, you cannot... read more

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

If you are the type of person who want bells and whistles from a zoo and not the care and welfare of the animals ,then don't bother. This zoo is a family run place of protection for beautiful animals big or small.if you have the...More

Thank michellemcintosh28
Reviewed yesterday

five of us went costing |£58.00 included donation. We had completed the walk in 20 mins, you cannot call this a zoo its not even an animal sanctuary.

Thank Tam S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this small but perfectly formed zoo! The animals looked very happy and healthy and were easy to see as the enclosures are quite small (but not too small for the animals). The food in the restaurant was good too.

Thank Junejef
Reviewed 3 days ago

Apart from the rescued beautiful lions, tiger & leopard, and a just few meerkats/monkeys/lemurs, the zoo was rather disappointing & facilities rather tired. After the cost of parking & then entrance fee, it is expensive for an hour or two visit. The focus is definitely...More

Thank hubbard29
Reviewed 4 days ago

took my grandson here during the summer holidays he really enjoyed it, enjoyed seeing the tigers and meerkats, we went into the enclosure with the lemur's, he liked this but was bit worried when one climbed onto him. For the children they are given a...More

Thank supersu50
Reviewed 4 days ago

The animals are extremely well cared for and are kept in good enclosures. The lady doing the talks was extremely good and obviously cared about the animals and they responded to her very well. Just a small zoo but obviously a very worthy charity for...More

Thank N7159FNangelar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife is mad on white tigers. We came to the IOW Zoo as part of an adoption package to see Zena the zoo's white tiger and to see the leaf on the tree as part of the same package, this had not yet been...More

Thank Steve6331
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had the most fantastic day as a zoo keeper. All the staff and keepers were friendly and the love they have for the animals shone through! I can't recommend this experience enough, you get to get up close with all the animals and have a...More

Thank Coz239
Reviewed 1 week ago

100% Genuine Sanctuary & Rescue centre Zoo for animals such as from the pet trade, bullied in zoos or from medical experiments or abandoned by mother, or rejected by pride in wildlife parks. This is a 100 % genuine animal sanctuary and rescue centre zoo...More

Thank ChristineBradly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the biggest zoo, but definitely well worth a visit. Despite small size, plenty to see including lions, tigers, the obligatory meerkats, and a stunning Jaguar. We walked round a couple of times, and each time found something different, or an animal that had not...More

Thank Gary B
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5 June 2017|
Response from buff45 |
5 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
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