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“wonderful place to visit for all the family”
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Seaview Wildlife Encounter
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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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 11, 2013

such a beautiful setting with lots of different wildlife to see . The wildlife are abundant with ducks geese and other species of animals. The attraction is perfect for all ages as the setting is open but not too spaced apart to see all and not to tiring to walk all around. Not widely advertised so its lovely to find an attraction like this that is not too over crowded to enjoy. Buy the duck food and feed the very friendly geese. They will happily follow you around for the last morsal.

Thank sue d
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Previously known just as Flamingo Park, this attraction is my all time favourite on the Isle of Wight. Friendly and knowledgeable staff on the gate and inside the Park. Not a huge place but plenty to see and can take all day if you wish. There is a pleasant restaurant to have lunch and tea with an attached gift shop. Birds a plenty and the shop sells bird food. Benches around the lake to rest and listen to the cacophony of bird sounds. Parrots, flamingos, ducks and penguins and in contrast there are Wallabies who cross beside you in an open enclosure. The only downside is that it is not very wheelchair friendly as the paths down to the lake are gravel. A very relaxing place to visit. Please go and support them when you next visit the Island.

Thank simsey57
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had a wonderful day at Seaview - made all the more fun as my son was treated to a junior wildlife experience as a late birthday present. The staff could not have been more helpful or friendlier. It's a wonderful site, with lots to see, a nice cafe and pleasant surroundings. There were regular keeper talks during the day and the wallabies were more than happy to hope over to say hello. The only sticking point was that despite several flat bits, there were also several very steep bits and the paths had pebble chipping on them meaning wheelchair wheels got stuck! I'm sure it's similar for people with pushchairs. We had to give the very bottom enclosures a miss as there was no way I could push a wheelchair back up a gravel path that steep. Very impressive new hot house, too!

1  Thank Henwife
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

It's the only word that can describe this place.

We arrived 10 minutes before the park officially opened, but the cheerful lady on the entrance desk was more than happy to let us into the park. Having paid up, we also bought a bag of duck feed each and we were soon very pleased that we did because ready and waiting for us were hundreds of ducks that we could see through the gate entrance!

We love ducks and completely fell in love with the experience of being surrounded by tame, friendly ducks eating the seeds that we were throwing them, with lots of laughter - a truly incredible experience.

The park is quite big and has many birds, reptiles, fish, penguins, wallabies and alpacas to see. We didn't use the cafe so can't comment on this, but the toilet facilities were clean and the penguin show is great for all ages, with the guide being well-educated and chirpy!

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, lasting around 2 hours. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that we even gave a £7 donation to the park to help with the Tropical Bird section. If you've got a few spare hours and aren't afraid of ducks, this is definitely a place to visit on the Island.

2  Thank MattAndDan12
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Now, it's fair to say that our daughter (18 months) loves animals, which is pretty much essential for a successful visit here, as feeding, watching and petting animals is what this place is all about. It's not huge, but is a good 2-4 hours entertainment for little ones and there are a couple of learning and activity areas. It's worth checking in advance for feeding times - some are really worth being there for, like the penguins. We prefer visiting in the low season (though note that it's closed Nov - March) as everything is a bit more hands on and the ducks are much more pleased to see you. If you're visiting the Isle of Wight for a week or so, they offer a return visit for £2. The only thing we don't love is the food (though to give them some credit, better upon this visit than the last). This is a good place to take a picnic and they do provide some tables for this. Nothing wrong with the teas and coffees though!

Thank BlueIslander
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