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Isle of Wight Zoo

#2 of 16 things to do in Sandown Features Animals
Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
+44 1983 403883
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Lovely place to visit

Visited with my mainland family. Lovely weather helped with the guided education tours for each... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ryde, United Kingdom
Fun Day with local History

Enjoyed visiting here, managed to get in and around using a wheelchair, and to access all of the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brighton, 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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  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
+44 1983 403883
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited with my mainland family. Lovely weather helped with the guided education tours for each animal group and we spent a lovely four hours there leisurely. Food and drink was very reasonably priced, so we had both elevenses and then a late lunch which was...More

Thank Moandtim
Reviewed 3 days ago

Enjoyed visiting here, managed to get in and around using a wheelchair, and to access all of the attractions and displays. Staff were attentive and helpful willing to guide and offer direction or advice, excellent facilities for having breaks and drinks or visiting the toilets....More

Thank modernitymark
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a very happy three hours here today. I recommend attending the talks in order to maximise the day as both my children (3 and 5) were completely engaged by the 'animalogist' and she very generously answered all the children's' questions (they were all...More

Thank 427yoinky
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited the Isle of Wight zoo recently and had a lovely time walking around at leisure looking at the various Lemurs and monkeys and other domestic farmyard animals. Learning from the knowledgable and very friendly staff about them. The highlight for us was the...More

Thank Glasshalffullgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is such a wonderful zoo with a fantastic array of big cats. All the staff we met were very knowledgeable and friendly. The cafe wasn't great as the staff there kept getting our drinks order wrong but it's all modern so maybe a bit...More

Thank emmastartbox
Reviewed 4 days ago

We hadn't been back to the IOW Zoo for quite a few years when we visited recently. We have seen a lot of improvement with still areas to be developed. The big cats talk was very informative we even got to see a tiger with...More

Thank Fressia0816
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went with my 13month old who was very amazed by all the animals then we went to the cafe for lunch which I must say is very good for price as I thought would be really expensive for my children's meal it was 5.00 and...More

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 5 days ago

From the outside the zoo does look small however, on the inside it is not small. The zoo focuses on its big cats which is lovely however there are farm animals, lemurs, monkeys etc too. The zoo wasn't expensive however you DO have to pay...More

Thank OliviaOsborn
Reviewed 5 days ago

what i saw of these zoo animals which was not much , they looked totally bored,the site looked run down and old ,needs to be updated or closed.

1  Thank paul c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is well worth the visit, only paid £34 for a family ticket. As soon as we entered the zoo one of the keepers was doing a talk which we decided to go along to. We were so pleased we did as the lion...More

Thank Joanne H
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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