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Seaview Wildlife Encounter

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Address: Oakhill Road, Seaview PO34 5AP, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 612261
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  Seaview Wildlife really stands out from the crowd! Tucked away on the N.E. Coast of the Island, situated on the outskirts of the pretty yachting village of Seaview, you will discover this hidden gem, the Isle of Wight's leader in hands-on wildlife experiences and ranked Number 1 out of 98 Isle of Wight Attractions on Trip Advisor!

  Getting mobbed by Wallabies and Meerkats might send some people running but animal enthusiasts will be in seventh heaven - in absolute style - at this multi-award winning attraction that is set in stunning open parklands with a backdrop of fabulous sea views.

  The main focus is on involvement where guests are encouraged to join in with the nine daily wildlife events that are led by a dynamic animal care team who deliver fun hands-on presentations and will introduce you to the most amazing characters and a vast array of unbelievably tame feathered and furry friends!

  Our licensed ' Seaview Bay ' cafe serves locally sourced ingredients such as fresh Bembridge crab sandwiches accompanied with a chilled glass of wine or relax on our outdoor patio areas with stunning views. Home made light lunches and delicious strawberry cream teas feature on the menu together with an extensively stocked gift shop with a ' new refurbished look ' for 2014! Personal, bespoke V.I.P. Packages include one-on-one encounters with penguins where meeting ' Dippy' the famous Isle of Wight penguin has to be top of your bucket list! Have a private meeting with the 'maddest mischievous meerkat mob' or book a behind the scenes Keeper For A Day or Junior Wildlife Experience - the ultimate wildlife treat! You can never be too spoilt!

  Offering excellent value for money this is a magical day out for all the family and a wildlife extravaganza not to be missed so, don't leave the best until last and definitely don't leave the Island without visiting this exclusive Wildlife Getaway!

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Pretty, relaxing place to visit

This is not a zoo so dont expect lots and lots of exotic animals its more like a nature walk with extra wildlife and if you love ducks especially this is the place for you! Must... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

This is not a zoo so dont expect lots and lots of exotic animals its more like a nature walk with extra wildlife and if you love ducks especially this is the place for you! Must admit back in 2010 it was tidier and better maintained and def not so over priced so really hope they get a grip before... More 

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rainham kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

we went here for the last 5 years now there is pleanty to do .a cafe on site toilets clean this year i gave my wife a meerkat experience day ono on one with the keeper they jump all over her my wife loves meerkats so this was a great thing to do only £50.00 which also they take pictures... More 

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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 NEW

Great place for kids and adults. Plenty to do and see. Hands on with feeding the animals and birds Friendly staff who are happy to answer questions. Lots of talks. As soon as you get through the entrance there are ducks etc. waiting for food which the children adored. We all had a really good time. Have visited more than... More 

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Needham Market, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

Very child friendly and child orientated park, full of duck and geese all wanting to be fed which my little boy loved, staff are friendly and keen to help you enjoy the day. Would recomend and will visit again next holiday.

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Hindhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 NEW

This was the best day of our holiday. Plenty of talks that get you involved in feeding the animals. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Lovely location. A brilliant day out.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 NEW

WE visited today and absolutely loved it! We arrived at 11am and headed straight in - the entrance way is packed with ducks & geese of all different kinds. They ask on the door if you want some food for them - although I didn't realise they were sat waiting at the entrance way, it was actually great, within seconds... More 

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Wroxall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Seaview yesterday with my husband and initially thought that is would only occupy a couple of hours. We arrived at 10.45am and didn't leave until 4.30pm. There was virtually a non stop schedule of display/talks about the wildlife from 11.00am until 3.45pm. This also included hands on feeding of the Penguins, wallabies and parrots. There is also a... More 

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

2nd visit (this time with partner and baby) and I'd forgotten quite how fantastic it was. Beautifully laid out (when I win the lotto I'm going to ask their designer to do the garden of my mansion) and with far more than you'd expect to see at a relatively small wildlife park, including the all important otters (it's why I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Seaview Wildlife Encounter is a great experience for adults and children. As you walk in you are greeted hundreds of assorted ducks running around you - children love it. As you walk around you can get close to many animals and watch feeding of many of them. The penguin pool is great fun and they have a fun playroom for... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

Called into seaview today for something to do a lot of money just to see a lot of ducks which I could see any time in the local park for free

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