Isle of Wight Zoo
Sandown, Isle of Wight
Average visit time – 2-3+ hours.
Things to do at Isle of Wight Zoo review
The Isle of Wight Zoo is based on Sandown beach, previously known as the Sandown Zoo. It is a wildlife sanctuary inside the former Sandown Fort on the coastline of the Isle of Wight. It is now a charitable trust and its main focus is on big cats and Madagascan animals such as lemurs.
Although it’s not a large zoo there is still plenty to see and do. The zoo runs a successful breeding programme that helps preserve some of the planet’s most endangered species. They have bred a number of at-risk animals including the near-extinct Madagascan black and white ruffed lemur. The zoo is home to seven tigers including a white tiger plus four African lions and two jaguars.
There are lots of other animals including even more lemurs, meerkats, wallabies, racoons and more. They also have some farm animals. The zoo runs regular talks on the animals and there is a play area for the kids.
The zoo also offers special wildlife experiences with the opportunity to get closer to exotic wildlife such as a big car experience, junior keep for the day (age 8-16), lemur experience, lion or tiger feeding and they can also host your birthday party.
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FAQ and Further Information Isle of Wight Zoo
Address: Yaverland Rd, Yaverland, Sandown PO36 8QB, Isle of Wight, England. Phone: 01983 403883
Category – Zoo – Mostly Outdoors – Suitable for all ages
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Zoo with big cats and lemurs plus other animals, a play area, daily talks and animal experiences are available. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range – An adult ticket costs £12.55, children 3-14 £10.23. Under 3s are free and other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is a car park opposite the zoo which is not owned by the zoo and costs £3 all day.
When are they open?
The Isle of Wight Zoo is open almost all year round. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
No dogs are permitted.