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Address: Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 403883
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The Isle of Wight Zoo is home to one of Britain's largest collection of...

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.

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Day out in Sandown

On a pre Christmas break on the Isle of Wight we had a half day free to explore Sandown - a short walk from our hotel was the Zoo so we decided to pay a visit- well worth the walk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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Bembridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Zoo, but somewhat small, and unfortunately there was not a great variety of animals. However, all the animals looked extremely healthy and well cared for, and therefore made for a pleasant visit, but I probably would not go again. To have to pay £3 to park in November for less than 2 hours in an empty Car Park was... More 

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a pre Christmas break on the Isle of Wight we had a half day free to explore Sandown - a short walk from our hotel was the Zoo so we decided to pay a visit- well worth the walk although a little under staffed ( with animals ) at this time of the year still made an enjoyable afternoon

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Sandown, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son had an excellent birthday party ,all the children enjoyed themselves ,the food was excellent and the staff very helpful

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place never fails to cheer me up. The animals are rescues, which means they have a better quality of life now than they did (not sure if just the tigers are rescue?). This was my first time in the cafe and oh my god. Liam served me and my boyfriend. So polite. Chatty. Attentive. Wow. The chef (I can't... More 

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2 Thank tarquin2009
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really good day out, all the family really enjoyed seeing all the animals. Best thing to do is to tag on to all the guide talks, they are really informative. The IOW Sausages in the cafe are lovely. Once you have paid to get in, you can get in for £1 each, on another day, so good value.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a lovely zoo but rather small and not a great variety of animals. The one highlight was the white tiger with one eye. Most of the animals were sleepy so did not get a good view of all of them. Animals seemed very well looked after. Nice to visit but would probably not go again.

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Thank sueday100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my boyfriend, son and friends that live on the Isle of Wight and had a lovely day out is hard to take pictures have a play with your camera to try and focus away from the fences but animals do need a bit more stimulation

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Thank Carly W
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This zoo is Tiny, like really really small. I don't like to rush but it felt like I had seen everything within an hour. Staff were perfectly pleasant & what was there was good but unless you're passing by or it's very close to you then I don't think it's worth it.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Animals are all rescue animals so are living a better life. However, the zoo is looking quite tired and old. Facilities need updating. Did not use cafe. Keepers were very knowledgeable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this little zoo with my wife and my 21 month son. It has to be the smallest zoo I have ever been to but it was perfect size for my son to walk round. The animals looked happy and there are plenty of big cats to see which you can get pretty close to! We listened to part of... More 

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