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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Can't fault this place. Clean, friendly, fun, birds galore, well laid out, interactive and kids leave happy. It's small animals, loads of birds and the penguins. You can mingle with and feed the animals which is more fun than looking through fences and windows of bigger zoos. Definitely worth a visit whilst your on the island especially if you have... More

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Faversham Kent
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Spent several hours here and thoroughly enjoyed the place. It is mosly small animals and birds but all seemed fit and happy. The cafe served excellent food and a most pleasant place to while away a few hours.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I went here with my wife while we stayed on the Isle of Wight and I was really pleasantly surprised. It was clean and tidy and the hot food was very good. They had a range of animals there from wallabies to otters and a wide range of birds as you'd expect. The staff were very friendly too.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

On my last day of a week's holiday I suggested to my wife that we visit this Zoo which we had last visited 15 years ago. At first it looked 'ordinary' but when we started getting our 'Hands-on' feeding the Penquins and Wallabies, it started to get really interesting. We both held a Cock-roach - ugh. Large Car Park. Restaurant... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We visited on a week day in October. There were very little visitors and this was great. We were able to feed the penguins so many fish on their 3.30 feed as there were no other guests. This was worth the entry fee alone. So much fun! We enjoyed feeding other animals at the talk times. We bought bird food... More

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I first visited the year it opened, when I lived nearby, so it was interesting to return all these years later and see the difference with all the shrubs grown and the attractions improved upon. The entrance price is reasonable for the excellent layout, the variety of animals to see and the perfect interaction for everyone, young and old, to... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Much has changed since the mid 1980's when we last visited. It has greatly improved with a much greater variety of wildlife. We watched the Pelican and Penguin feeding which were great. The accompanying talk by the staff member was well delivered. For the £9.50 adult admission fee I think it offers very good value. I would like to praise... More

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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We had originally visited this palce when it was Flamingo World many years ago and it has improved no end. The entrance fee was very reasonable. The setting is beautiful but the main attraction is the overall friendliness of both staff and animals! We bought a large bag of duck food and were surrounded by birds! After the penquin talk... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of the few things that we do every year when coming to the island. Beautifully located overlooking the Solent. Interactive for the whole family and very informative! My children always love stroking the wallabies most. Wonderful atmosphere!

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Love this place, lots of interesting and interactive talks through the day. You must buy bird seed for all the hungry ducks etc that flock around you, great fun. Lovely indoor tropical house, relaxing to just sit here and watch the birds flitting around. Good value cafe and plenty of places to picnic, I like sitting by the big lake.... More

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