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Isle of Wight Zoo

Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
01983 403883
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Ranked #3 of 12 Attractions in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Can be a great day out for the family, slightly over priced for OAPs but a bargain for family of 4/5. All the animals have sufficient space in there cage's to roam about, the keeper's have a great knowledge of the species they look after, everybody in zoo are informed of feeding time of certain species i.e. cats monkeys/lemurs over... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

There were interesting talks throughout the day about the animals by the keepers.Also some of the animals were fed, the highlight being the tigers. The keepers were friendly and ready to answer questions.

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plymouth, devon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Spent the day there and found it great value and in a great location. Only downside was the cost to do things like feeding etc. Got some lovely animals there and it is just the right size to be able to enjoy it without getting tired out.

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newport gwent
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Everything , the staff , information given ..feeding times not to be missed..Should you be willing to pay 120 you too can feed the tigers , every bodies dream if you like these magnificent animals ,,For a lesser price you can book to feed the MEERKATS

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Newport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I haven't been to Isle of Wight Zoo for ten years or more. Zoos aren't really my thing but I wanted to give a new lens a decent test, and it was Nahla the lioness' birthday. Not a great variety of animals: tigers - the zoo's specialty - lions, a jaguar, and primates - monkeys and lemurs mainly. Informative talks... More

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Seaview, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We brought our two grandchildren for a quick visit and spent 4 hours here! Beautiful tigers and lions in beautifully kept enclosures and we all loved meeting the animals including the snake! Very helpful and knowledgable staff.

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Although the zoo is relatively small there were some interesting talks given by the keepers who made the visit an interesting experience.

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

A well established attraction on the island. A little dated and shabby in places but still good value for money. The definite highlight are the big cats. Thought some of the enclosures were a bit small but all of the animals seemed well cared for. Don't forget to collect a parking ticket at the entrance over wise you have to... More

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UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We made this our first visit on a good week's stay on IOW. Despite some misgivings aired by a a contact we found the animals well cared for and the staff talks enthusiastic and informed. The café was a little noisy and in need of an update but the food was good value and served well. Good experience and well... More

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Watlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This zoo was amazing! I had my reservations at first but the key is too go round the zoo with the guides when they conduct their scheduled talks. George was our guide and she was amazing! She explained that the animals were rescued ones and that they had the best life in the zoo as they probably would not survive... More

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