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Isle of Wight Zoo

Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
01983 403883
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Ranked #3 of 11 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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Dartford, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

After me and my fiancée found where it was we were dispointed to say the least. Not only is it not sign posted anywhere in Sandown to say where it is, after paying £10 each to get in. It only takes 15 mins to walk round the whole thing. And some of the enclosures are in a very poor state... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

It's what you expect from a small zoo, the animals look well kept and gives you and the kids the chance to see animals they would probably never get to see, well worth the £10 entrance fee

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

first can I say, I visited a zoo way back when I was 10, I'm now 67, when there were all kinds of elephants, giraffes, ect, this zoo doesn't have that, but it has large cats, and smaller animals, monkeys ect, I found this place worth a visit without having the wow factor!

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8 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

First visited here 9 years ago,not a lot has changed,as a regular visitor to Colchester zoo I feel a lot could be improved on(I know Colchester zoo is dearer but I would rather see a better kept environment).The price for my 2 children,partner & I was £32.50 to get in,i doubled up my nectar points so if you have them... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Visited with the family 16.8.14 on our way home from the Isle of Wight. Given all of the poor reviews we had not intended visiting but thought we would give it a try as we needed to kill a couple of hours. Disappointed and found the place exactly as so many have previously commented. Many empty enclosures and many more... More

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portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

a very good day out.The zoo is quite small but this enables you to see the animals well and really feel part of it.The zoo keepers are excellent and make sure plenty is going on for you to enjoy watching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Although this is a small zoo I was very impressed by both the staff and the animal enclosures. There was detailed information available about the animals, and the tour guide was entertaining, passionate and great with the visitors. I highly recommend treating yourself to the wallaby and meerkat encounters although spaces are limited. I fully intend to go again, possibly... More

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Larnaka, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

was there a few years ago and still enjoyed it here, bit costly but you can go again with the ticket for a pound, but with so many other things to do on the island we didnt manage to get back, so we didn't see the leopard. Tigers are majestic, spoke to a keeper about the skunks and raccoons which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

I know it isn't the staff's fault but it needs a great injection of money spent to make it more up to date it has the foundation's to be a great zoo just needs a little tender loving care. The Lions and Tigers are lovely animals most of the others were hiding as it was a rather windy day. Prices... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Very good visit had today. Easy access, pleasant staff. Good viewing access to animals. Good photo opportunities. Not bad price and ticket gets u back in for just £1 anytime in next week. Good idea.

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