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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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Worcester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Good range of animals. Nice lay out. The animals was well kept and looked after. The food was good in the cafe and portion sizes was big. A good day out.

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Newcastle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very good, although there were quite a few parts which had no animals. Reasonable entrance fees.There was a very reasonable cafe. We loved the Merekats, they are so funny. The Lions and Tigers all were asleep the whole time we were there. Really enjoyed the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

First I have to stress that this is not the largest of zoo's compared to some you may find on the mainland, and I feel the entry fee reflects this. But it is about quality, not quantity and the iow zoo has this in abundance. The animals are truly magnificent, with a great selection of big cats, tequila the Jaguar... More

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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We came as a group from a care home with adults with learning disabilities, all the staff were very helpful and accommodating, answer any questions the clients had. They also gave us a great deal on the ticket prices. It was a really enjoyable day.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It may not be the biggest zoo in the world but due to this I believe the concentrate hard on the animals they have in captivity, they always look so well looked after and fed. The park is small enough not to take up too much time but big enough to keep you astounded with animals and it's pretty easy... More

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United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It took us 50 minutes to walk around the whole zoo. It would be nice if some of the animals had more space and the farm area could be improved greatly - there was nothing to see really at all. We thought there might be a petting section which would have been ideal for a place this size.

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We had discounted tickets to go to the zoo as we booked in advance travelling through red funnel, which to be fair I glad about now. First impressions were ok but the only spectacle there for me were the tigers. The wife and I managed to walk round it in 1 hour 30 minutes and we did take our time.... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Best zoo I have ever been to, you can really tell that care for the animals. There is so much to see and do great for adults which is not always the case!

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I had high hopes for this zoo after seeing the brochure, and being an animal lover this was one of the first attractions I had on my list. The reality, though, was that upon entry I felt uncomfortable with the overall unkempt and scruffy look of the place. The first enclosure we went over to had a tiger asleep on... More

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited the zoo today and attended many of the presentations by Lisa. She was very knowledgeable and we all learned a lot. We watched the tigers, monkeys and lions being fed being fed and learned about the meerkats. The animals were very happy and relaxed and we were able to see them up close. The tigers are amazing and... More

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