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Seaview Wildlife Encounter

Oakhill Road, Seaview PO34 5AP, England
+44 1983 612261
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Ranked #1 of 3 attractions in Seaview
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO A WILDLIFE PARK LESS ORDINARY! Seaview Wildlife really stands out from the crowd! Tucked away on the N.E. Coast of the... more » Owner description: THIS IS YOUR INVITATION TO A WILDLIFE PARK LESS ORDINARY! 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! « less
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Chesterfield
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Pleasantly surprised by how much there was to see at the Wildlife Encounter! We assumed it would be a smaller place suited to about an hours visit but ended up staying until closing time and still not having seen everything. The animals were very well looked after, with clear signs (including one informing us of two parrots moved to a... More

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

we visited seaview for the first time earlier this month and it was one of the best attractions we have visited on the Isle of Wight. It is a lovely site. Plenty big enough with lots of different animals in lovely areas. We did five of the keeper talks which were all great and even better that many of them... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Family of four, two daughters ages 11 & 16. Very interesting talks at each of the feeding times, also very interactive i.e we all got to feed the penguins a fish and nuts for the parrots. All the animal enclosures were very clean, and keepers very knowledgeable. We ate lunch at the cafe, which I was also pretty impressed with,... More

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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I was working on the island for a few nights and brought my mother with me for company. She looked through a variety of leaflets and decided on this place. We went in and it took us ages to get passed the first bit, I would say the bit with the ducks, but to be honest, there are ducks everywhere... More

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Kent, England
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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We were told that we would enjoy a visit, both by our daughter and our 11 year old granddaughter, and they were right. As are all the others who give this attraction 5 Stars. It was very busy but not at all crowded, even on a warm sunny day. So many different areas are available to explore. Plenty of benches... More

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Rayne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great clean park considering the amount of ducks everywhere. We loved the super-friendly wallabies. The tropical house was superb. Great staff. Highly recommended.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a lovely afternoon at the Seaview Wildlife Encounter. There was plenty to see and the time just disappeared. I don't think that we have fed so many ducks and geese before. The Alpacas, Wallabys, Macaws, Parrots, Pigs, Meerkats and Penguins were fascinating to watch and the keepers' talks about the animals were excellent. You can get up very close... More

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Isle of Wight
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10 reviews 10 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I'm really sad to be writing this as on our first visit we loved the park. There was a lot for our 2 pre-school children. Thousands of ducks, indoor play area and exciting tropical house not to mention plenty organised in the way of wildlife parks. On the way out I glanced at a notice saying for £2 an adult... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We live on the Island and visit Seaview Wildlife whenever we have visitors. It is a fantastic day out with lots of hands on feeding experiences so there is something for you to see regularly throughout the day. You are not hurried around the park to each feed so you still have time to explore. The park is very maintained... More

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Stroud
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I was initially quite excited to visit this attraction as it had been highly praised by somebody we met during our holiday but after coming here I was disappointed with this attraction. Firstly, it was a bit overpriced considering the range of animals and wildlife that were at the park. When i first walked in and saw all the ducks... More

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