Seaview Wildlife Encounter
Seaview Wildlife Encounter
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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!
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TowniesLeedsLulu
Leeds, UK290 contributions
this place is a must visit, especially if you have children. it is well kept and the animals are obviously well cared for. children are encouraged to feed the penguins, given two fish each and you can purchased food for the birds at a nominal price on entry. the children with us stroked snakes and a lizard and max held a cockroach until it started wriggling a bit! look at the distant views across the solent while you're here aswell. Excellent day out-entrance fee is good value (can't remember exactly what it was). don't go away without trying the yummy cakes in the cafe and the two coloured ice creams.
Written June 4, 2009
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WeymouthVee
Weymouth, UK40 contributions
I have just returned from a weekend with family on the Isle of Wight.
We spent a lovely afternoon at this bird park, it was very pleasant. On offer was an interesting selection of unusual and colourful birds and other small animals, some could be fed and petted. The wildlife looked happy, well fed, clean and many were happily reproducing.
The whole park was clean and well presented. The staff were friendly.
The cafe had a lovely selection of tasty homemade looking cakes and a good choice of teas and coffees.
Written May 7, 2008
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Celestina M
Isle of Wight, UK26 contributions
Aug 2015 • Couples
This was an excellent place to visit. Good cafeteria with good food. The ducks used to waddle up to you to be fed and would eat out of your hands. All the animals were lovely. It's such a shame that it has now closed.
Written December 15, 2015
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snowflakespud
Reading, UK65 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
Visited last week (June 18th)

Described as a wildlife encouner but could be better described as a duck encounter
They had white ducks and brown ducks and black ducks - they had brown and black ducks, white and black ducks and white and brown and black ducks

They had some large ducks and some small ducks and some geese and two swans and some peacocks. There were ducks on the paths and ducks on the grass, there were ducks in cages (had they been naughty) which seemed odd as they were just the same as the ducks not in cages

To be fair we also saw three merkats, two llama. and some rabbits - there was a goat (and there may have been a second goat but could not quite see due to the large numbers of ducks

Do NOT expect the "big five" instead expect the very little five - most of whom are ducks - there were also some wallabies and two pigs!. The most exotic animals were probably the penguins who i think the owner bought believing them to be some type of strange duck.

A very modest establisment - maybe suited to younger family groups

Did I mention the vast number of ducks?
Written June 21, 2012
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aj m
2 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
The park had a play area that was closed for kids. we lost our receipt and the staff were unwilling to except our bank statement as there was a seven day return period. me and my wife and two year old did not get to spend much time in the park due to our daughter's illness. when i phoned i was called a lair and felt very upset that the park were unwilling to help us
Written April 14, 2014
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palmwildlifej
Isle of Wight7 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
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 I could return within 7 days. I decided to return 3 days later when I had to entertain the kids while our car was serviced. I'd carefully kept our receipt. I WAS REFUSED £2 ENTRY EVEN WITH DATED RECEIPT BECAUSE I HADN'T SIGNED THE READMISSION BOOK AFTER FIRST VISIT AND HAD TO PAY FULL PRICE AND WAS SPOKEN DOWN TO AS IF I WAS STUPID FOR NOT READING THE SMALL PRINT ON A DISPLAY BOARD SAYING A RECEIPT WASN'T ENOUGH. There are better deals elsewhere for readmission eg. Robin Hill country park, Blackgang Chine and Owl and Monkey Haven have a much clearer policy. As a regular (more than 10 times a year) we will take our hard earned cash elsewhere and find places to feed animals for free and where we are made welcome!!!
Written August 14, 2014
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Andrew W
Dagenham, UK16 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
Like imgraham below have only given this a 1 star rating to draw attention to the sad news of this brilliant attractions closure. During my regular visits to the IoW I never missed a chance to go to Seaview, and would like to take this chance to thank all the staff who were always very helpful, and really cared about the animals in their care. The staff when visiting in October were really upbeat about next year, so hope they are able to get suitable positions again.
Written November 4, 2015
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Janet D
Lincoln, UK11 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
Enjoyed the Stunning Views of the Solent and Forts, and seeing all the Animals, stopped for a cup of tea and had lunch there sat outside in the eating area listening to the water fall felt tranquil until someone lit up a Cigarette whilst we were eating, should be No Smoking in these areas where consuming food is concerned.
Parking Is Free but our car was blocked in when we returned back to our car because some people parked cars wrongly and some idiot had sped off in front of us getting out the Car- Park and as a result chipped our cars windscreen, if the Car -Park was tarmac and had allocated Parking spaces then we probably would have given this place a higher rating.
Written January 17, 2014
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Chloe
Stroud166 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
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 it was quite exciting - especially after buying the duck food. However as I continued around the grounds I soon found that ducks were all everywhere to be seen and my one bag of duck food didn't last long.

Mostly consists of birds and parrots and once you've seen a few, looking at the rest becomes a little tedious. Other animals include pigs, llamas/alpacas and what seemed like an infinite amount of bird species.

The most enjoyable part of the morning was seeing the penguins and having their keeper inform us of different facts, as well as younger children being able to throw them some food.

I'm sure for younger children it might be more entertaining however after a while I found the experience a bit tedious.

Overall, entertained for a couple hours but unhappy with the entry price which in my opinion needs to be reduced.
Written August 13, 2014
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Ian G
Isle of Wight, UK19 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
This attraction closed on 31st October 2015 - it was 5 star but since it's now closed I gave it 1 star to draw attention to the fact.
It was really good and we visited it twice earlier this year. This is just to let people know not to try and visit.
Written November 3, 2015
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